Summer time on Facebook: API 2.4 has been released

Facebook API 24 UpdateFor us, there's nothing quite like having a perfect Summer vacation with friends and family. On Facebook world, Summer also means the best time to release a new API!

On July 8, 2015, Facebook released API Version 2.4.

It comes with API several tweaks. Most notably in our our area of interest:

  • Operations that reference the admin_creator object of a Post in now requires a Page access token.
  • The maximum limit for Page related objects is now set to limit=100
  • Declarative Fields, to try to improve performance on mobile networks
  • user_groups permission has been deprecated. We may continue to use the user_managed_groups permission (only managed groups can be accessed).

As usual, we have released maintenance releases to keep compatibility with the new Facebook API v2.4. This new API only applies to new Facebook Apps. Please, remember to update to the the latest version:

AutoTweet, Joocial and XTDir are coming with Mobile View

AutoTweet and Joocial 8 Beta 1 are hereAutoTweet and Joocial 8 Beta 1 are here!

At this time, we have released AutoTweet and Joocial 8 Beta 1. They are the first step to renew from the ground up our line of extensions. These are the guidelines we are following to design and implement the next mayor versions:

  • AutoTweet 8, Joocial 8 and XTDir for SobiPro 6 will have mobility support to provide the best user experience
  • All extensions will have integrated Android and iOS apps
  • Our mobile apps are developed with JoomGap, a free and open source framework based on PhoneGap, Ionic and AngularJS for Joomla

Finally, Joomla 2.5 is not longer supported by Joomla community (EOF December 31, 2014) and JED has removed J25 extensions on June 30, 2015. All upcoming mayor versions are focused and optimized for Joomla 3. AutoTweetNG 7.9.2, Joocial 7.9.2 and XTDir for SobiPro 5.6.2 are the LAST versions compatible with Joomla 2.5. Be ready for Joomla 3 - migrate as soon as possible.

To the moon!

Social content management on EasyBlog 5 Beta Mobile View

Following the release of AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9, we are working with social content management on mobile devices and responsive technologies. On the same trend, EasyBlog 5 Beta 2 Comes With Mobile View:

We are living in times where everything is at the tip of our finger. Mobility is the key to ensure that software are able to provide the best experience to our users.

Even though EasyBlog 5 is still in Beta 2, we are already testing concepts and integrating the new user interface for social management and content auto-posting. In these screenshots, we show how a Quick Post from EasyBlog can be edited in AutoTweet Joocial Composer before publshing to social networks.

Social content management on EasyBlog 5 Beta Mobile View

To the moon!

AutoTweet Joocial 7.9, the biggest social hub for Joomla

60 social plugins for Joomla The biggest social hub ever

We have just released AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9. In this version, AutoTweetNG and Joocial have peaked to include 60 social plugins, more integrated Joomla extensions than ever, to reach this outstanding achievement:

  • 57 Social Plug-ins for Joomla extensions, including K2, Zoo, JomSocial, Fabrik, RSForm!, Cobalt CCK, among others.
  • Social Profile Links for Google plug-in
  • Facebook OpenGraph Tags plug-in
  • TwitterCard Tags plug-in

In addition, besides the usual set of new features, enhancements and bugs fixes, Joocial 7.9 includes the new Paywall mode to support this paid content distribution model. For more information, Joocial - Social Management on Paywall systems

A mobile app from your Joomla! website

Finally, AutoTweetNG and Joocial 7.9 are the LAST versions compatible for Joomla 2.5, be ready for Joomla 3 - migrate as soon as possible. Upcoming AutoTweet and Joocial 8 will be optimized for Joomla 3 only AND include the first Composer App. Composer App is going to be a hybrid mobile app to empower your social management, tighly integrated with Joomla via JoomGap (framework based on PhoneGap, Ionic and AngularJS for Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8)

Joomla 2.5 Support Ending: AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8.2 Beta is here

Post Management - Repeat Until date field

According to Joomla timeline, Joomla 2.5 hit its end-of-life (EOL) on December 31, 2014. Starting in June the JED Joomla! Extensions Directory will begin phasing out 2.5 extensions.

The 2.5 Timeline

  • June 1, 2015: JED will no longer accept Joomla 2.5 only extensions.
  • June 30, 2015: The 2.5 compatibility icon will be disabled and any 2.5 only listings will be removed.

Today, we are releasing AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8.2 Beta. These packages include the last new features for Joomla 2.5, leading to the final release of 7.9.

AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8.2 Beta include the following new features:

  • Joocial Post Management - Repeat Until date field
  • Joocial Post Management - Post description field
  • Feeds RSS Script removal
  • Feeds Get Image from Page
  • Multilingual - Define language tag by content

To check the full changelog, please, click here.

Upcoming AutoTweet and Joocial 8 are going to support Joomla 3 or superior.

 

Keep up-to-date with the growth in mobile traffic

JoomGap, mobile apps from your Joomla! website

We have just released new stable versions of our top extensions: AutoTweet & Joocial 7.8 and XTDir 5.6. As usual, they include a nice set of features, improvements and bugfixes. Moreover, these versions are critical in our evolution strategy.

Mobile traffic will continue to rise as smart devices take over the world. Besides Joomla 3 adoption and migration to the latest responsive design frameworks, we plan to release JoomGap, mobile apps from your Joomla! website.

At this stage, we are working to provide in the next major versions these mobile apps:

Stay Tuned!

Joocial new social meter 2Updates in AutoTweet and Joocial 7.8

Facebook announced and released Facebook API 2.3 on March 25th (F8 conference). Please, remember to update as soon as possible to avoid any incompatibility.

As part of our new adopted technologies, we have renewed and added Social Meter 2.0 . To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

How to generate 5,000 evergreen content items

Based on a customer's idea to take advantage of Joocial's evergreens and a big set of articles to republish them to social media channels, we have supported this scenario and published this article with a step-by-step guide.

Updates in XTDir 5.6

In this version, we have featured a new Promo-Validation Field. This new field allows to easily restrict the Number of Entries per User. To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

Riding The News: March as every year is a month full of news

Besides the recent release of Joomla 3.4, this month JomSocial has released its expected mayor version, JomSocial 4.0 Is Here!, SobiPro has also released a new version (1.1.12) with nice new additions and we have expanded our 50+ social hub of integrated social extensions in AutoTweet and Joocial.

Updates for JomSocial 4Updates for JomSocial 4

JomSocial 4 includes many new features, What You Need To Know and More things you need to know. As a technology partner, we have had early access to development versions and now we are ready to release all the integrated extensions:

To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

Updates for SobiPro 1.1.12Updates for SobiPro 1.1.12

In this version, besides enhancements and fixes, SobiPro has introduced Dependency in Lists. We have integrated the new feature and release a new version to all XTDir family of extensions.

To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

Updates in AutoTweet and Joocial 7.7.3Updates in AutoTweet and Joocial 7.7.3

Even though, we have defined this version with a focus on maintainance, we have added new plugins to integrate more extensions to our social hub. New members of AutoTweet and Joocial family:

  • NEW: JDownloads plugin - An extensive Download Manager
  • NEW: JGive plugin - Donations and Funding for Joomla
  • NEW: JTicketing plugin - A feature packed event booking system
  • NEW: EasySocial plugin - Events and Groups support

To check the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check the documentation.

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