I am working on a project where building a community is an important step. A forum seems to be a good idea for this goal. I don't want to reinvent the wheel, so I've been thinking about Forum engines to use. I am not very knowledgeable in the area.
I've used and really liked Duolingo forum. I don't think they built it all from scratch. I've tried to take a look at the website's source code in the search of any leads about what engine/service they're using, but haven't found any leads.
Any idea what engine/software/tools they are using to run Duolingo's forum?
EDIT: I was asked to better outline my requirements in the comments. Here is my shot:
- The Forum engine would need as little of a set up as possible. We are developing an app, so we don't want to waste time developing a forum.
- The forum needs to be as user friendly as possible. We are targeting parents and teachers as the audience, not a community of geeks. Less is more.
- Common Forum features are a must: Users, profiles, posts. Niceties are not that important (e.g., tagging other users). We're looking for the minimum viable thing for building a large community of alpha/beta testers (and potentially active users), but the forum is not the main thing. This is why the Duolingo forum is potentially a good example of what we're looking for.