Google Docs to Joomla Addon - Hackathon Updates !

Google Docs to Joomla Addon - Hackathon Updates !

The last Saturday was one like any other working Saturday at the Tekdi offices - filled with learning, fun and exciting hackathons. This week we collaborated with members from various teams like Techjoomla as well as the Enterprise Joomla development team to hack together a proof of concept Google Docs application that would allow publishing content easily from a Google Document to Joomla using REST APIs. 

Since the Appcarvers team already has 'The Blog App' and APIs ready on our github for both Joomla core and EasyBlog, this was a perfect task for us to pick up. While there is still a long way to go, we were successful in showcasing a basic addon that allows text publishing in a matter of 3-4 hours ! 

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EasySocial App v5.3.1 release with language selection and EasySocial 2.0 support !

EasySocial App v5.3.1 release with language selection and EasySocial 2.0 support !

We are happy to announce the release of EasySocial App 5.3.1. The biggest of this release is that now the App works with EasySocial 2X. We have also added a feature to let users choose their language while logging in. In addition to these several bug fixes and minor ui/ux improvements have been made in this version.

 

Note that this app and API package only with with EasySocial 2x and won't work correctly with the 1x series. So please plan for doing an EasySocial 2x upgrade before you start with the app. Once you are ready, add a ticket to request an upgraded build on this package. Note that you need an active subscription to request updated builds. 

The ES App 5.3.1 needs the API package 1.8.7 package which is also now available for download.  

   

Like it and want one of your own ? Order a custom build today ! 

Read on for the complete changelog

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The EasySocial App. The Story so far and the road ahead...

The EasySocial App. The Story so far and the road ahead...

Developing mobile apps comes with its own set of challenges. One of the key ones especially when developing apps with a CMS backend is managing the flexibility and in terms of features and configuration that CMS users come to get used to over the years.

Web services are the next key component of the App stack. These are super critical and developing these accurately keeping in mind the impact of all minute extension level configurations needs the team to have in depth knowledge of the extension in question. With a back end extension like EasySocial there are even more variables to this equation like User privacy and preferences.

Delivering updates to customers in the form of customized builds is the next challenge. While we provide source code on demand to subscribers of the core app code, most of our current customers are non developers and need support from us in compiling their builds every time we release a new update. To counter this we have achieved a decent level of automation which allows us to generate customer builds much faster now. However the goal for us on this is to develop an interface that allows customers to do basic customization and generate builds on their own. 

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EasySocial 2.0 Compatibility news

EasySocial 2.0 Compatibility news

With the latest update from Stackideas on the release of EasySocial 2.0 Beta 1, the lines have been blazing with Subscribers asking about the compatibility of the app with EasySocial 2.0.

Well, I'm happy to announce that the development of the 5.3.1 Beta version of the EasySocial App along with respective APIs with changes needed to work in ES 2.0 are very much on track. As of now our testers have not reported any Major issues with the Beta app they have been testing. We should be able to launch the ES App 5.3.1 & API package 1.8.7 very quickly after Stackideas releases the stable version of ES 2.0.

Note that this will purely be a compatibility release and is not likely to add any new features. Continue reading for related updates.

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JUnite Update : Where are we going with JUnite from here ?

JUnite Update : Where are we going with JUnite from here ?

JUnite started as a Meta package for bundling all our Joomla related applications into one test package. At the last update JUnite allowed you to test EasySocial, EasyBlog and JGive.

Of these JGive was an alpha release with only campaign browsing features. As of now the development of the jGive App in its current form (as an app for donors/front end users) has been halted. We will however definitely consider continuing it in the future if there is enough demand. An app for campaign owners is however under consideration as of now. If this is of interest for you, do post in the comments section. 

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