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Apptentive is well suited for getting more feedback from mobile app users. It has all the tools to ask the right questions at the right time. It's less appropriate for simply an app metrics solution. While it provides metrics other mobile platforms would be better at compiling the correct metrics needed for insights.
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If you need a good way for players to send in support tickets that propagates in real-time, Helpshift would be a service I'd recommend.
Read full review Pros Push notifications for app store reviews. Targeted interactions based on in-app events. Easy in-app messaging service for direct access to our support team. Read full review Their customer support is very responsive. If they have any problems, they fix them quickly. They are constantly trying to improve and expand their offering, which is beneficial to our growing company. It is very user-friendly and easy to manage. The analytics are pretty good as well. Read full review Cons Apptentive's metrics aren't as customizable as we would like but what it does measure it does a good job at. Managing multiple apps (iOS and Android) can make for extra work because you're duplicating work on Notes and Events. Finding the right way to interact can take multiple tests, surfacing best practices across the industry would be a help. Read full review While I am not an engineer; it is known that Helpshift can be a bit of a pain to get it implemented into our applications. There are some issues with the badge when it comes to the notifications of messages that let the user know they have a reply from customer service. The website dashboard that is used to respond to customers has trouble sometimes and is very slow. Read full review Usability
Helpshift is really easy to use and set up. We enjoy the automation to automatically route certain issues to different smart folders. There's just a lot of flexibility in the functionality to make things work for our team in the best way. I didn't give it a 10/10 just because we need SMS/Apple Business Chat and Helpshift doesn't yet offer that. They also don't currently support social media channels but they are working on releasing that soon.
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The few times we've had to contact them, they were courteous and gave us the information we needed swiftly.
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We thought about
, but we ultimately selected Apptentive because it is brand-agnostic. Using a Google app for an iOS application could have proved disastrous if the support for iOS had been lost down the line.
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Zendesk is used for customer communication via email and Helpshift is used for chat, they are for the same purpose but with different response times.
Read full review Return on Investment Apptentive has helped us increase our app store ratings which results in better listings in search results, etc. Apptentive has helped give us better insights from our users. Apptentive has helped us better manage emergencies that we can address without an App Store update now. Read full review The ability to properly organize and delegate work to customer service representatives has been a very positive ROI after using Helpshift. The customer service reps are much happier with this system over the previous system of a general company email address and other CS software tools. Read full review