Hula Booth vs.

Salsa

An alternative to Salsa

Hula Booth Pro and Salsa are both iPad based photo booth apps that are available for download on the iTunes App Store.

Let’s look at how they both differ.

Overview

Salsa has two different versions of the app, Salsa Plus and Salsa Pro. For this article, we have compared Salsa Plus as it’s the closest in price point to Hula.

Where Salsa Plus largely differs from Hula Booth is with the user interface, including the attract screens and the customization options. However, Hula Booth offers great storage integrations that the Plus version of Salsa does not, as well as more complete white labelling options.

Feature Comparison

Hula Booth

Salsa Plus

Price

Hula Booth is one of the most competitively priced photo booth apps on the market, even with the inclusion of Hula Gallery. Salsa Plus’s price point is still low at $49 per month.

Salsa also has a Pro version which is $99 per month.

$30/pm
$300/yr


With Hula Gallery:
$60/pm
$600/yr
$49/pm

Devices

Hula Booth allows you access on an unlimited number of devices. Salsa charges an extra amount (between $15.80 and $32.50) for each additional device. The price will change depending on the number of devices you register.



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Email Sharing

Both apps offer unlimited free emails and let you change the from-name, reply to email address and edit the message.

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SMS Sharing

Hula Booth allows you to connect your own text message provider using Twilio or Messagebird. While this means that the cost (which is usually only a few dollars) of the text messages are on you, it gives you the freedom of being able to receive responses and use it as a marketing tool. Salsa offers free SMS sharing but the only customizable feature about it is the SMS body.

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Attract Screens

Salsa allows you to set brandable attract screens for each event. Hula Booth has this feature coming very soon.

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Overlays

Both apps allow you to upload your own overlays for image assets. Salsa takes this to the next level by allowing you to upload multiple overlays, which then means the user has the option to choose which one they prefer.

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Digital Props

Neither app offers digital props for users. This is something that Hula Booth has in the works though.

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Animated Overlays

Animated overlays are not available on LumaBooth but Hula currently has this in the works!

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Photo Strips

Neither app currently has this function available. Hula Booth is working on it though…

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Storage

Hula Booth allows you to connect Dropbox or OneDrive for cloud-based storage. The Dropbox integration is for Salsa Pro users only.

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Online Gallery

Salsa offers a live gallery for users and guests to view which has customization options for the text and background colour. Hula users can subscribe to Hula Gallery at an additional cost and have fully white labelled (including custom domains), private gallery hosting for all events.

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White Labelling

Salsa allows users to brand the attract screen but the app itself is not fully customizable. Hula Booth allows you to set your company logo, change the colours of the app and customize your share options.

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Offline Access

Both apps will still work even without internet access. Image assets will queue in the background and send once the device comes online again, or guests can send their images by AirDrop.

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Printing

Hula Booth users can print images directly from the app using AirPrint, or set up printing using automation software and a computer. Salsa Plus users do not have access to AirPrint.

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Data Capture and Analytics

On both apps, you’re able to view each event’s data and analytics or receive a more detailed spreadsheet.

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Camera Control

Both apps allow you to manually adjust the camera settings to make sure your booth is perfect in all lighting conditions.

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Green Screen

Salsa Plus users do not have access to the green screen feature. Hula Booth users will very soon.

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Named After a Dance

Parties need two things: photo booths and dancing. It makes sense that both apps are named after dances.

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Apps compared in May 2019.

Are we missing a feature on the apps or comparing wrong? Let us know at compare@hula.co

The lowdown

There are things Hula Booth has and things it doesn't

Hula Booth does not have

Attract ScreensComing soon

But we do offer...

White labelling
Multiple storage options

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