Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued) vs. OneSignal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Kahuna was a mobile marketing software solution that is no longer available, and the company is dissolved.N/A
OneSignal
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
OneSignal’s omnichannel customer engagement platform offers push notifications, email, in-app messages, and SMS. OneSignal’s automated customer Journeys and one-off campaigns allow users to create messaging strategies that convert, inform, and retain audiences, with little to no coding required for setup.
$9
per month
Pricing
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)OneSignal
Editions & Modules
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Growth
9+
per month
Professional
999+
per month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)OneSignal
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)OneSignal
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User Ratings
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)OneSignal
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kahuna Mobile Marketing (discontinued)OneSignal
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Well suited to boost customer engagement, to push for promotions, to send notifications, to do general customer relationship management, to analyze engagement patter, and to test for the best times to engage users to perform specific actions. It is not a CRM tool, so it cannot do in-depth customer relationship management. If users did not perform the required/intended action, it is not possible to see where the user deviated to. It is not a traffic or user behavior tracker, so it is not the most analytical tool to get detailed user behavior insights.
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OneSignal
I think One Signal is very well suited for mobile app owners who want to be in touch with their user base more easily by sending push notifications and in-app messages. I'm not sure how well that works for SMS messaging as I haven't yet tried it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if your in-apps are very rare.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • Easy UI to create messages.
  • Intelligence (machine learning models) to send messages at the right time and to test different samples/cohorts.
  • Very responsive sales and customer service.
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OneSignal
  • Send instant notifications without any delay.
  • Provide all the necessary features for testing.
  • Highly cost effective.
  • Great system to handle huge volume.
  • Great customer support.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • Additional reporting and analytics were introduced later but as a premium service.
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OneSignal
  • Is still in development: we know OneSignal is still in development and sometimes it takes longer to create or fulfill certain features.
  • Payment: payment menu is not at the glance, [and] is just difficult sometimes to find -it is a minor issue.
  • Send to certain custom segments through specific OneSignal IDs; you can do it though API doing a GET call with tools like Postman. If this can be done from OneSignal it would be great.
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Usability
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
OneSignal
I give an 8 in this question mainly for 2 reasons: the products even if they look like complete and are highly customizable and usable, they are still missing some logical features. For example, send messages to a list of users - now days you can do it with postman and get calls. A second example is App messaging that is still in development and has many opportunities.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
No answers on this topic
OneSignal
Their customer support has been top-notch. They are able to assist you in getting through any problems that you may have and respond in a very timely manner. I've dealt with them on 4-5 instances over the years and my issues were always resolved within a matter of a few business days.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
These are the few names that I remember, but there were also a few smaller players. Kahuna offered the required features at the best pricing, their team is also very responsive in terms of reaching out, answering questions and resolving issues. The others were either too expensive or carried too many other features that we did not require.
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OneSignal
In my opinion, OneSignal documentation / API is more friendly [than] Firebase. Maybe because Firebase is already "too big," but OneSignal is focused on one solution that giving our notification through to our customer. In that case, OneSignal is chosen by our company. Several years after that, Firebase announced it supported [the] iOs platform too but our company already using OneSignal to our notification provider.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • Achieve 36x uplift in the number of buyers and sellers who returned.
  • Hit 42% conversion rate.
  • Got an additional 10% of monthly active users.
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OneSignal
  • OneSignal has allowed us to grow number of subscribers in a short time.
  • We are able to send our news and offers easily and instantly.
  • We have become able to drive more website traffic and increase in sales.
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