What are the differences between the Simpplr desktop version and mobile app?


This article highlights some of the differences between our Simpplr desktop/browser version and the mobile app. If you have branded mobile, these differences are still applicable. 

Table of Contents

Home page layout

App and site management





Home page layout

The mobile home dashboard consists of content (pages, albums, events) from sites you follow or are a member of. Scrolling down, we see the tiles set on the home dashboard from the desktop version. 

In addition, the feed is on its own tab within the mobile app. The home page consists of content from sites you follow/are a member of. The feed is still available to interact with. You can like, favorite and comment on feed posts the same way you would on the desktop version.


App and site management

On the mobile app, all your sites will still be available to search for and browse. The key difference is that Site managers and owners do not have the Manage site option. Any site management activities such as adding users, managing site details, etc., will need to be done on the desktop version. 

The same goes for Application managers. No application management activities can be done on the mobile app. 



Content can only be created on the desktop version of Simpplr. The mobile app does not provide opportunities to create new content (pages, albums or events). When you view a piece of content on the mobile app, you will still have the options of liking, commenting and favoriting that content. You can also share that content to other sites or users, including your followers.

When creating and publishing content on Simpplr, that content transfers almost identically to the mobile app. Text formatting, images, and links all carry over. One difference you may see is when you start using custom HTML in your content. With the WYSIWYG editor (retired feature), you're allowed to use the code view to enter your own HTML. Depending on your code, this may not reflect the way you'd like in the mobile app. The example shown below contains a piece of content (page) with custom HTML in it like expandable/collapsable text and anchors. You can see this is working as intended on mobile.



As of the Kita release, users can add images or videos to a public or open album from their mobile app. This allows them to share their photos and videos with others within the organization.

Users will also see the same celebration tiles on the mobile app as they do on the web. This allows them to stay up-to-date on employee celebrations and recognition.


Files cannot be uploaded to or downloaded from the mobile app; only desktop. 


The home dashboard on mobile has a search bar at the top that allows you to perform the same searches offered on desktop, including for people. However, you can also go to the People tab on mobile to scroll through everyone in your org. Or you can filter by Department, Location or Expertise. There is also a search bar on the people tab. By default, org members are listed alphabetically.

People profiles are virtually the same as on desktop. After clicking into a profile, you can see all the same user information, including published content, where they sit in the org chart, their manager, and bio information. 

You cannot endorse users for expertise on mobile.


As of the Kita release, users can select their dark theme color for the mobile app. The theme color selected on the web will be applied in both light and dark modes on mobile, providing a consistent experience across devices.

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  • Hello, 

    Are there instructions for adding anchor links in pages as referenced in this article? Thanks!

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