Shinkar not impressed 1/5
File sharing 3/5
I downloaded this to use for my Girl Scout troop, it only allows you to download files from Dropbox- who keeps files in drop box
I use google drive, pages, google docs, sheets, iBooks, GoodReader, excel
And none of these are options
At minimum you should use google drive
Honestly who keeps files in Dropbox- no one !
I just heard about this app and I think it's exactly what my marching band has been needing! Excellent idea and engagement with your consumers!
For old community 1/5
I see only old generation using band. Not much content
Had to quit using 2/5
As one of 3 Girl Scout leader3, we loved it but we have parents who use window phones. It's not available to them so we had to quit using.
Good app 5/5
It is easy to organize your groups on this app I recommend it!
Horrible ad band with NO option to remove them. 1/5
The purpose of the app is nice. But it is annoying so much that I had my groups NOT to use this app. This is another advertising populated app. Not worth it.
Exactly what I was looking for 5/5
I help organize a small group of teen leaders who are all on different platforms. Facebook seems to be not as popular with young people like it once was, so I started looking some an app that functioned just like a Facebook group, but without all the other stuff. That's when I found Band. I've been using it for over a year now, and have had a great experience. I've even recommended it to other people who have similar needs. The only thing I would change is to allow me to turn off notifications for other groups in the area. Perhaps a premium feature?
Looks good, but lacking... 2/5
Looks like a great app for organizing my Girl Scout troop communications but I can only upload files from Dropbox. I don't use Dropbox - I use OneDrive for my troop newsletter & permission forms. Wish I could upload files from these so I could use the app.
Didn't work 1/5
By Ed Bennie
Not too swell
Not immediately intuitive 3/5
By bbow 73
Where do you post the statement of mission & values? Where do you post tasks, assign objectives? Progress reports?
Great app, usability wise! But... 3/5
I use this app to organize about 20 musicians and it works great. Literally no complaints about its features, I absolutely love it.
But what brings it from 5 to 3 stars are its incredibly annoying useless notifications. I don't care if there are new stickers in the app. I don't need an ad within the app to give me a notification. I already use the app, y'all. These notifications make me want to use something else; they destroy the usability of the app. The idea is great and the execution is so well done, why do you make me want to jump ship to GroupMe?
Constant pop up ad notifications 2/5
So annoying, ads are constant, not relevant to user and pops up as an ad and there is no way to change this unless you turn off notifications all together :(
Update App for iOS 2/5
Unable to purchase animated stickers on the iOS app. States I need to update the app to purchase, but I already have the most recent updated version.
Credit Card? Really 1/5
First off, I don't plan on making any "in-app purchases" so why must I add a valid credit card to my Apple ID in order to download this? I'd rather use groupme, no thanks!!!! 😡
Can you please make a night mode 5/5
I enjoy Band app and all the features. I hope to see video conferencing.
I wish to see a night mode where it's switches from white to black. Very helpful for the eyes. Please try to make that
The idea is great but 2/5
The app Lacks a few things. If and when I post a photo or video it disappears without any warning or reason to why it's gone, 2 if anything does disappear there is no explanation to whether it was deleted, reported or anything. Admins should have more control of editing, deleting and viewing history of such posts.
Unbearably in-intuitive. 1/5
This chat app is mind numbing. For some reason your chat groups don't all appear on your home screen, then some groups don't appear in "chat", then others appear in "feed". Must change notification settings in each group, and won't let you turn off notifications when your on cellular (but has no problem pushing notifications to you constantly). Not intuitive to use at all. Why aren't all my chat groups on my home screen...?! Come on.
Wish I would have found it before groupme 5/5
I love groupme but wish I had found band first since I've already set everyone up now!
Band just takes groupme me up a level with its settings.
Much better for sports team use imo.
Good ui but kind of clunky 2/5
First off a good ui in my opinion is the first thing developers need to have in order to actually have users and this app has it. That said, functionality is what makes them stay and be a longtime user. It's intuitiveness seems to be there until you click on things and you don't know if you're in a chatroom or the posting area. Band seems to be a combination of a Facebook page/meetup page where one can post events and ask questions and group chat like groupme but...for an average tech user, this app is confusing. I'm honestly forced to use it because I'm part of a group that chose it but if it were my choice, I wouldn't.
Things that need to be fixed: bottom tabs need to be clear as to what they are. First one will naturally make people think that that tab is newsfeed (I know it says feed for the second) since Facebook is the most prominent. Second should be the chat tab location. The notification tab is probably the most important so it's location can be anywhere in my opinion but one critique about the notifications feed/page. When people comment, it doesn't designate what they're commenting on making me wonder if the comment was important or just a "haha".
That said--I know the app is new as it doesn't show much ratings so kudos on making the app! I know kinks will be worked on and slowly taken care of.
Stop hating on this app! 5/5
It's a very new app what do you expect?
Useful but... 2/5
Munsons sports team uses this to communicate with the parents. As great as that is i can't stand all of the irrelevant marketing and notifications. I tend to only look at it when my badge icon says I have a notification. It's annoying to open and find that it's nothing related to the team. Please cut down on the marketing and sticker notifications.
Good but... 3/5
Good app but it's flooded with irrelevant notifications. I don't need a notification every other day that a new sticker pack is available.
I use this app with my team of volunteers and paid staff, works amazingly! Keeps everyone up to date without having to check emails and keeps us all connected! Highly recommended!
Severe Performance Issue 1/5
It's freaking laggy and slow, can't view any chat room... Please uninstall it!
This would be a better app if our entire band could use it. Need to be able to use on all phones, old iPhones & Androids included.
Update bricked band 1/5
The latest 2 or 3 updates have made this app absolutely unusable. It won't even load. Please fix asap
LOVE THIS APP!!! BEST SOCIAL MEDIA APP! 5/5
By One ok rock fan
Finally an app that does almost everything we want - Multiple group photo albums; multiple chatrooms; stores videos over 1 min so you can finally upload that 4 minute song!; calendar reminders for events and birthdays; polls! This is a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram killer for fans of bands if u can get it to catch on among American, Japan and other countries!
In a future update, please add these features:
1) nesting folders in the photo albums;
2) allow u to PERMANENTLY set the order of the photo albums to a default by title or let the admin choose the order; right now it defaults to last updated and you can't get it to stop.
3) Make a place for links to be stored. A links page;
4) Allow videos to be place in their own album apart from photos ONLY if the user desires; 5) Allow more colors and customization.
6) Allow posts to center the text
7) Reduce the size of posts so u can fit more in a screen - the great advantage of Twitter! So make Shout, Comments numbers and buttoms small and all on one row, not two. Reduce spacing between them. Also reduce spacing around username at the top of the post. So much wasted space.
8) Allow one to invent their own tags. The limited music, youtube streamer categories are too limited.
9) Allow us to add Icons for links to people's websites, Facebooks and YouTube accounts on the side. This way, we can easily skip over to our fave band's websites.
10) Allow a news feed from Google News as a widget to be added. So all news about our favorite band can be seen.
11) Allow posts to be made with different fonts and font colors.
12) MUST get better Stickers. Those available are bad. Add Minions, Pusheen, and for sure simple smiley faces!!!
Fix the new update 1/5
New update is very bad. Hard to see any messages because we don't get an. Everything is delayed, etc. No read script so we can't tell if others are reading our messages. Messages are delayed and receiving messages is very delayed please fix this.
Love this app!!! 5/5
This is the best social app ever. I use it for work, school, church, and entertainment. I stopped using Facebook because this app was that much better.
I just started using the app a few days ago. So far, I believe it is going to be a great tool to keep our group organized. I noticed that November 5 is listed twice in the calendar which causes other dates after to be incorrect. Could you also add a message or email to report problems or suggestions? Great app!
Fantastic group app!! 5/5
By Eddie Cue
This app has been the perfect communication base for my online gaming guild. Love everything about it. I just have one request, if you could add an option for gifs maybe from giphy. Would make it perfect to add this option. Otherwise, awesome!!
Unable to read long chats 1/5
Can you guys update because app isn't working properly, if you have a lot of. Messages pending in a group chat, and you try to read them app lags out and messages start coming from top instead from bottom, really laggy after last update, and takes a long time to load any images on the writing.
Share extension is broken, but otherwise decent 2/5
I would give this app a higher rating if it wasn't for two long time flaws:
The share extension is broken. I constantly want to use it to share content to my groups, especially web links, but a lot of the time doing so crashes Safari, or if it doesn't crash it just silently fails, which in a way is worse. Maybe like 25% of the time it actually works, and I'm being generous here.
The other issue is that the app adds BAND-centric promotions and ads into my feed *and* sends me push notifications about it. I get that this is a free app, but it's really annoying when I get a notification that I think is one of my friends posting or replying to something only to find out it's some inane BAND promotion I care nothing about. There's no way to turn this off.
With these two problems solved this app would be fairly decent. They're lucky all of the other social networks are even worse and the bar is set so low!
New update is terrible 1/5
Makes it impossible to read old, unread messages. As soon as a new message is posted, it jumps down to the bottom.
Really like it! 4/5
It has assisted in keeping my team on track. Still need to discipline the process but for the most part it is really effective at keeping people informed of upcoming events and progression of assigned tasks. This is especially useful when team members are not behind a computer. Collaboration still occurs. Glad to use the app. Could use some fixes for fonts and jerky scrolling. Would like to see an ability to attach items NOT only from "DropBox" but from your email or photos. That would be great.
Update has problems 4/5
I like this app but this new update ruined the search function to find chat messages, it takes forever to search and when it finally finishes it crashes the app
How do you tag people in posts or group chat? I write out their names and the option to tag doesn't pop up.
Good idea, needs improvement 3/5
Love the purpose and function options. However the format is confusing and the app takes up a lot of space, a lot of group members deleted it for storage purposes :( also push notifications didn't work, not sure if this has been fixed
ugh the new logo is so ugly 3/5
By Mr Keeb Breezy
why have you done this?
New update makes scrolling herky jerky 4/5
By Proman Noah
Would be 5 Stars except (as the title states) the latest update makes scrolling a chat painful.
Co Admin Needs to be able to edit Admin Posts. 4/5
Co Admin Needs to be able to edit Admin Posts > Edit Albums.
Exactly What I've Been Looking For 5/5
I'm a pastor of multiple congregations in a rural area and this seems like the perfect communication tool for my members. I love how it's simple to use and easy to set up. That's exactly what my older members need. It's also extremely functional and gives instant access to information and that's exactly what my younger members need to stay connected and involved. Thanks to the developers!
Need Help 3/5
By Ya boy guapo
How do you leave organizations? Also the app just forgot about me because I stayed login and my bands are not existent.
Like it but needs a few more updates 2/5
I have recently started using this for my job since I am over 25 people. The only thing I don't like is that you can't send GIFs in the group chat as well as like certain messages in the group chats.
If those things were fixed it would be 5 stars instead of 2.
Great App! 5/5
I'm glad to have finally found an app that is perfect for creating a planner. This helps a lot with organization mainly because I can keep a calendar, a To Do list, and pictures if necessary on one app for future reference. The part I like the most is the simplicity and functionality. Great job with the development. I'm looking forward to any future updates :)
Gets boring quickly.
Such a great way to communicate with staff about changes and updates. Works flawlessly!
Good for gaming 5/5
It seems to work well with being a part of a large clan
Perfect for group planning 4/5
I got this app to coordinate with friends for a bunch of upcoming wedding-related events over the next year. so far I'm very happy with it! my only complaint is sometimes it's a little slow to connect to servers, like I had to input my confirmation code a few times before it accepted. so that could be improved. otherwise I