WordPress, Blogger, and their kin have defined the concept of a blogging platform. But as the web becomes increasingly social, these platforms have clung to their established traction to remain relevant, yet have in fact remained utterly stagnant in terms of social innovation.
This notion is echoed by Vanilla Forums. And while they're at it, they've also decided to attack the mobile space and social networking space.
The Montréal startup has created three new products recently: Embed Vanilla, Vanilla Mobile, and Social Connect.
Embed Vanilla lets you emded your fully customized Vanilla Forum into "any site in the world with a single line of code." As simple as it is potent.
Embed Mobile—which works seamlessly with Apple, Blackberry, Windows, and Android phones—lets you engage in your forum-based social community in the mobile space.
And Social Connect lets forum users log into your community with major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.