Ian here from Supersparks 👋. I am just going to answer this question, as I have encountered the problem our app solves first hand. About a year ago, I built a programmatic SEO site in Webflow for breweries called Breweries Nearby. The goal was to not only create a directory for breweries around the world but also create a community where craft beer lovers could share their experiences from breweries in the form of crowdsourced data & reviews.
When I researched no-code apps for enabling reviews on CMS pages, all the options I found either: a) stuck out like a sore thumb due to being embedded and having limited design flexibility; b) didn't integrate with commonly used membership tools on Webflow (like Memberstack & Webflow's free memberships tool). I am quite picky about having design control over every aspect of my site, so I opted for a solution that would allow me to customize the reviews section in Webflow (not the form). And let me tell you, this solution wasn't easy! Basically, I ended up embedding an Airtable form with star ratings, creating a webhook to send reviews to an Airtable table, using Airtable to summarize review scores for each brewery, and then using Whalesync to sync reviews to a CMS collection for reviews & average ratings to each respective CMS item for each brewery.
This solution had 4 problems:
- It was a pain in the butt to set up.
- Each review used a CMS item, which are especially at a premium on programmatic SEO projects, considering Webflow's 10k CMS limit.
- No possibility to integrate member data (name, profile image, etc.) to each review to help foster up a sense of community on my site.
- The embedded Airtable slowed down the page and doesn't match the aesthetic of the rest of the site.
So we built a solution that solves all 4 of these problems, as our app:
- Takes two minutes to set up through our component installation
- Doesn't use CMS items
- Is integrated with Memberstack & Webflow Memberships
- Dynamically displays and collects reviews data through Webflow designer elements, instead of embedding. This allows users to customize their reviews section to look however they want.
We can't wait to see what type of community projects people are able to build using our app.