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.

Showing the right content to the right people

To set the tone for the year, we are releasing AutoTweetNG v7.7 and Joocial v7.7. The goal of these releases is to distribute curated Joomla content to reach the right people at the right time. At a high level, we are introducing new interactive tools to compose perfect messages and more ways to integrate the content hub to achieve a 360º broadcast.

Facebook OpenGraph Tags, Twitter Cards Tags and Google Social Profile Links

All mayor social platforms have published its own tags to describe content. In these releases, we are publishing plugins to support them and satisfy any need:

  • Facebook Open Graph Tags plug-in (only AutoTweetNG Pro and Joocial)
  • TwitterCards Tags plug-in (only Joocial)
  • Social Profile Links for Google

Social Profile Links for Google in AutoTweetNG

A new hub for social content management

Nowadays, content strategy is relevant through a variety of channels. AutoTweetNG and Joocial are positioned as the best solutions for social content distribution to a hub of channels.

A new hub for social content management

To see the full assortment of new features, enhancements and bug fixes, please check out the changelog.

Joocial, year 2015: a new hub for social content management

With the release of AutoTweetNG and Joocial v7.6, we have completed the 2014 objectives to introduce a new hub for social content management.

Nowadays, content strategy is relevant through a variety of distribution channels. The “web page” is not longer the main channel. A Hub of Channels has created a new way to communicate us.

Joocial Social Cloud 2015 Social Hub

Our aim to manage posts is based on a set of common tools for content composition, scheduling, repetition and integration from the business source to multiple segmented targets.

To consolidate this vision, beyond simply renewing the platform, we have been steadily adding integrated extensions to reach a whopping number of +50 extensions. On the other hand, beyond the most popular social networks, likewise Facebook and Twitter, we have just incorporated Scoop.it, Tumblr, JomSocial and EasySocial. Particularly, JomSocial and EasySocial are native Joomla! social networks.

Far from plain auto-publish, AutoTweet NG and Joocial create Posts from articles, RSS news feeds and manual messages to introduce new content actions into the social hub, along selection, creation, maintenance and distribution steps.

New Composer

Once the messages are generated, a virtual assistant helps to publish and manage a publishing agenda to reach the target audience. As a result, the content is distributed to multiple and evolving channels.

The concept of a “web page” can no longer be equated to the content itself. We need to stop referencing “web page” as content. CMS users need to start seeing content as something separate from the web page. The old perception of the "web page" must die.

This is certainly a challenging task. It requires a change in the user’s mental model. Instead of authors asking “How does this look?” they ought to ask “How does this read?”

Karen McGrane, Channels, Chunks, and the Death of the "Web Page", written by Randy Carey - Joomla! Community Magazine, Issue 2014 May

 New Year Resolutions

 Following this year of great achievements, we have several objectives for 2015:

  • Joomla! 2.5 is reaching the general End of Support, on December 31, 2014. The next mayor release of AutoTweetNG and Joocial 8 will not support it.
  • With more room for growth, we plan to extend our support for mobile devices and responsive technologies. For instance, under the radar, we released XT Adaptive Images, changing how images are generated for mobile devices in Joomla!.
  • Complementary management services: Internet is very large. Thus, multiple services have to be orchestrated to manage an ever-increasing complexity. We are planning to integrate third-party services to enhance several areas, such as dashboards and reporting.
  • Working on our renewed platform, we are in the iterative process to improve and update extensions information, user manuals, demo sites and tutorials.
  • And more powerful features, integrated extensions and social channels are coming.

To sum up, our focus is filling the need for serving up content across multiple social channels. A year ago, we delineated our objectives to update all extensions and our internal processes. Today, we have completed them and we are ready to take on the challenge of a unified social hub for 2015.

Thank you for your constant feedback and support!

 

Scoop.it! and Tumblr channels for Joocial

Breaking news! We are adding new channels to extend the content hub supported by Joocial. Right now, available in Joocial v7.5.2 BETA, Tumblr and Scoop.it! channels.

Joocial is a social Media tool for Joomla. A powerful social content platform to manage multiple social networks, namely Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. It is a central content solution to publish from the CMS to several targets. Now, Scoop.it! and Tumblr channels are new destinations for your content.

About Scoop.it!

Scoop.it helps professionals and businesses publish content online in a meaningful, easy and rewarding way. Discover, curate and publish great content to get visibility online.

Scoop.it! channel for Joocial

About Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.

Tumblr channel for Joocial

Service migration completed! ... now running on a Joomla! revamped platform

One of our key objectives for this year is the release of our Revamped Platform. Right now, we are glad to announce that we have completed the mayor tasks.

We are still going to be releasing new content in the upcoming months, but the operation is fully deployed in the new platform. To give you a timeline and some snapshots of the project efforts:

Timeline

November

  • Joocial and AutoTweetNG v7.5 - new Social Composer release.
  • XTDir for SobiPro v5.5.3.
  • Final Main Site migration and updated Support Service.

October

September

  • Migration from Joomla v2.5 to Joomla v3.3.
  • Release of the new Subscription and Download Management.
  • XT Adaptive Images release, to deliver re-scaled images for mobile devices..

June - August

  • Planning, Planning, Planning ... and Testing

New Extly Support Service

Extly Support Service

New Extly Documentation Mini-Site

Extly Documentation

Now, in November and December, more incremental improvements are coming on top of this development. Thank you for your constant feedback and support!

 

New Social Composer in Joocial v7.4.3 Beta

social composer image chooserWe have just released Joocial v7.4.3 Beta. This version comes with the first prototype of the Social Composer.

What is the Social Composer?

It is a brand new tool to manually create social posts for Joomla!. It is integrated with whole AutoTweet - Joocial hub, thus content requests follow the same rules and integrated social channels for publishing.

This a full Application to navigate requests and create new posts. The editor has the full set of features of AutoTweetNG or Joocial:

  • Publishing Options
  • Evergreen Posts
  • Channel Selection
  • Post Scheduling, Agenda and Calendars
  • Post Repeats

From a technical point view, the new tool is an AngularJS application, living in its own right inside the Joomla! ecosystem, integrated with all extension enabled by AutoTweetNG and Joocial.

Right now, the Beta version includes a non-functional editor to show the upcoming features. To check it, you can download and update your site to this version, or review the following screenshots.

Publishing Options and Evergreen Posts

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Channel Selection

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Post Scheduling, Agenda and Calendars

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Post Repeats

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Thank you for your support and feedback!

Friday, 17 October 2014 - NeXT Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun - Online globally

Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and FunOctober 17th, 2014 is our next Joomla! PBF event and we'd love for you to be a part of it.

  • The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible.
  • The event is an all-day global event for virtual participants, with local venues wherever they are organized.
  • The event is open to both businesses and individuals.

Participation

We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation.

Furthermore, we'd like to give you more recognition and highlight your pledge of participation by placing your logo and a link to your site on this landing page. To be listed on this landing page, please submit this form.

Innovation inside: Adaptive Images for Responsive Designs

Innovation inside, Images for Responsive Designs! Adaptive Images for Responsive Designs

In our migration to a new Joomla 3 platform, we faced with a problem and we found a novel solution!

PROBLEM:  How do you migrate images from an Joomla! site and send the just-right number of pixels to a smaller device without consuming excessive bandwidth?

SOLUTION:  XT Adaptive Images

XT Adaptive Imagesfor Joomla is a port of adaptive-images.comscript for Joomla!

Adaptive Images detects your visitor's screen size and automatically creates, caches, and delivers device appropriate re-scaled versions of your web page's embeded HTML images. No mark-up changes needed. It is intended for use with Responsive Designs and to be combined with Fluid Image techniques.

Benefits

  • Works on your existing site
  • Requires no mark-up changes
  • Device agnostic
  • Mobile-first philosophy
  • Easy & powerful customisations
  • Faster Page Loads & Reduced Server Load, easy integration with a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Welcome to the Family! Jomres, Testimonials, and FAQ Book

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Welcome to the Party of Plugins!

In August, we have released Our Biggest Update Ever! And, now, we have more news to end this amazing month, a Party of new integration Plugins for AutoTweetNG and Joocial!

NEW: Jomres v7.4 plugin
Powerful booking system, tried and tested over many years, by thousands of users.
NEW: JoomPlace's Testimonials v7.4 plugin
Let your visitors leave feedbacks.
NEW: Infyways's Responsive Testimonials Pro v7.4 plugin
Perfect extension to display testimonials, ratings or case studies.
NEW: Minitek's FAQ Book Pro v7.4 plugin
Create a Frequently Asked Questions section in your website.

With these new integration options, we have reached 45 integrated extensions! All of them are fully integrated to enhance your social media management, publishing "Posts" to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.

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