We have a requirement to add share buttons ( Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, WeChat) on all the pages of our website (excluding some of the landing pages)
We did a POC for the same with the AddThis plugin and it integrates very well and quite comfortably with our website . But we have been asked by our architect to use the Code\plug in provided by each of the social networks and integrate them on to our website separately. His main arguments are below:
- The support might stop in future (Will they? Can they?)
- For full features, we need to pay (For eg: Responsiveness) - Although very less
How does AddThis compare to integrating each social network separately? What are the advantages\ disadvantages in using the plugin (in terms of performance , user experience , security) . We do realise that the most important advantage is ease-of-integration.
How do I convince the architect that AddThis is the way to go? Or should I?