We started with small steps, adding a few enhancements and solving new feature requests.... and we attended to J and Beyond 2016. In the event, we received a clear picture of what a modern extension must provide, particularly in social networking. There is a huge movement in our industry and we are adopting the new practices in AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8.7.

autotweet joocial 8.7 modern facebook google and telegram social sharing is here

We are packing a long list of features. These are our featured news according to the innovation level and impact:

  • Facebook Instant Articles channel: We have included a new Facebook channel to support Instant Articles. Facebook’s Instant Articles were initially restricted to featured publishers, but now this technlogy is open to all publishers. For more information, click here.
  • Facebook channels update: since a long time ago, we implemented a legacy "Facebook SDK for PHP 3" library. Today, we are moving our implementation to the latest 5.2 version. This change requires PHP 5.4 or greater. For more information, click here.
  • Telegram channel: We have added Telegram support in Joocial 8.7. Telegram is a new era of messaging, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.
  • Updated Goo.gl shorthener and Google Blogger channel: in this version, we have also updated Google integration to Client library for Google APIs 2.0.

These are an initial spring to modernize our platform. These changes bring a whole new set of features. On the other hand, we had to raise PHP requirement to 5.4 or greater.

To release this version, we are going to publish a Beta version today and the final version in a week. AutoTweetNG Free, PRO and Joocial 8.7.0 Beta are already available.

If you have any question or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our support team will be glad to help you.

To the moon!

On Monday, August 8, 2016, Facebook is going to deprecate Graph API v2.0. The Graph API is the primary way that data is retrieved from or posted to Facebook. This event affects the upcoming versions of AutoTweet and Joocial. Particularly, upcoming AutoTweet and Joocial 8.7 are going to implement the latest Facebook SDK (v5.2).

facebook s developer alert graph api v2 0 is reaching the end

Until now, AutoTweet and Joocial have been working on the venerable Facebook SDK v3. We strive to be backward-compatible and match Joomla 3 minimum requirements (PHP 5.3) ... but this time, we are forced to raise the minimum requirements to PHP 5.4 or greater.

Please, take note that PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 are not longer considered as stable versions. They are buggy, outdated and do not receive support by PHP community. Furthermore, PHP 5.5 is also reaching end of life on 10 Jul 2016. If you are facing the decision to upgrade, PHP 5.6 is the current stable version, with support until 31 Dec 2018.

On the bright side, we take this step as the first one heading into the direction of Autotweet and Joocial 9. This is going to be a full new platform based on modern PHP and Javascript practices.

If you have any question or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our support team will be glad to help you.

To the moon!

Looking for something new? XT Backup for  Akeeba iOS is here

We have previously released XT Backup for Akeeba on Android. XT Backup allows to manage Akeeba on your entire back-up environment to provide a real-time, in-depth and holistic view of your storage environment so you can save time, save money and reduce risks. To backup from anywhere and whenever you have an internet connection.

Now, following the process to release it in Apple iTunes App Store, we have it ready as Beta App in Apple's TestFlight Beta Testing.

If you are interested to participate in the Beta Testing, please, contact us to join the program.

Finally, in this phase, we have a special launch offer:

XT Backup PRO 35% OFF - Coupon XTBACKUPJAB16

To the moon!

 

XT Backup goes to Barcelona

We have been working hard to be ready for J and Beyond 2016, Barcelona. Today, we have released our brand new mobile application, XT Backup for Akeeba.

XT Backup allows to manage Akeeba on your entire back-up environment to provide a real-time, in-depth and holistic view of your storage environment so you can save time, save money and reduce risks.

Meet us at #JaB16, install XT Backup, backup right there and claim for your FREE XT Backup PRO - 1 year membership.

XT Backup for Akeeba - Android

XT Backup for Akeeba - iOS
Available now in TestFlight
Invitation only - Contact us

XT Backup for Akeeba - To backup from anywhere you have an internet connection

  • Manage your entire heterogeneous backup environment 24 x 7.
  • Backup any PHP site or application in seconds.
  • A convenient backup agenda for busy people. Get reminded, anywhere.
  • Based on the rock-solid Akeeba Backup technology.
  • Powered by Akeeba for WordPress, Joomla!, PrestaShop, phpBB and much more.

Finally, in Barcelona from 20 to 22/05, Anibal (@anibal_sanchez) will present you the conference « JED development: how to collaborate and improve our extensions directory » More info

See you soon!
Extly Team

Social Media Strategies for Joomla!

At this time, we have a brand new tutorial for AutoTweetNG and Joocial. We have several good practices and new features to share from version 8.6. For instance, our list of social strategies for Joomla!:

  1. Social Auto-Posting
  2. Social Content Management
  3. Joocial Evergreen Management
  4. Joocial Channel Management

Learn more

We can talk many hours about the amazing features being included in Joomla! 3.5... Forget it! It is all about Emojis.

Emojis are the main feature that we love in Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and every possible social network. Now, with the upcoming release Joomla 3.5, the full range of expressions are available for social publishing from Joomla! sites.

We have AutoTweet, Joocial and the Composer App 8.5.1 ready and this very post is being published with Joomla 3.5 RC4. Today, Joomla! 3.5 has been postponed to Monday, 21st March to complete the testing phase. We have also postponed the release to match the same schedule. Be ready!

J35 all about emojis

In you want to play with Joomla 3.5 RC 4 and Emojis, please, contact our support team to send you the latest build.

To the moon!

UPDATE 2016-03-21: Confirmed. Joomla 3.5. is going to be released on March 21st evening. We may have to delay AutoTweet, Joocial and the Composer App 8.5.1 to March 22nd.

 

March is going to be huge. PHP 7 is coming with amazing performance records and Joomla! 3.5 Beta 3 has just been released. This Joomla version has a lot of new features, improvements, bug fixes and supports PHP 7. It is going to be revolutionary.

In the same line, we are releasing beta versions of our major extensions to fully support and take advantage of Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7 improvements:

  • AutoTweetNG Free 8.4.1
  • AutoTweetNG Pro 8.4.1
  • Joocial 8.4.1
  • XTDir for SobiPro 6.0.5
  • XTDir for JomSocial 6.0.5

These are BETA releases, that should only be used on test sites. 

Ready for Joomla 3.5 and PHP 7

When is Joomla 3.5 stable release due?

  • March 2nd, 2016 - 3.5 Release Candidate
  • March 9th, 2016 - 3.5 Stable Release

Please note that dates may be subject to change depending on availability of volunteers and circumstances.

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