Blog https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog.html Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:56:33 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb team@extly.com (JoomGap) The year of JoomGap Slim Apps https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/20-the-year-of-joomgap-slim-apps.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/20-the-year-of-joomgap-slim-apps.html This year, we are introducing the concept of JoomGap Slim Apps, a new way to develop mobile app for reponsive sites. In the past, we received several enquiries about how to show a website in a mobile app. Slim Apps are our response.

In 2016, we have been mainly focused on the development of mobile apps powered by PhoneGap, Angular, Ionic and JoomGap SDK. These app follow the tradicional model of a local client that connects to a site via web services, a REST API. In this line of development, a project must implement an API to integrate a mobile app.

On the other hand, mobile browsers are currently providing a user experience on par with a desktop navigation, creating a whole new category of mobile apps. Following this trend, we have developed the concept of JoomGap Slim Apps. JoomGap Slim Apps answer the general question of how creating a mobile app for an existing website, extended with packages such us  with JomSocial, JReviews, PayPlans, EasySocial, EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss and SobiPro.

The year of JoomGap Slim Apps

How to create a SlimApp

In the simplest case, a mobile application can open a browser window to a website. Thus, a slim mobile app can visit a defined page in a site. The mobile landing page must have a responsive and mobile-friendly design; it can be the general home page or a specific page for mobile navigation. In the examples shown above, these demo apps are visiting the home page or the download page of a site. The navigation of the site is respected, and the user must log in to access restricted areas.

Even in this simplified model, features like Push Notifications or media management are available to fulfil project requirements.

For more information about JoomGap Slim Apps, please, contact us, Click it! »

 

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:45:46 +0000
XT Backup for Akeeba is available as a new JoomGap App https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/16-xt-backup-for-akeeba-is-available-as-a-new-joomgap-app.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/16-xt-backup-for-akeeba-is-available-as-a-new-joomgap-app.html We are glad to announce the avalability of the XT Backup for Akeeba application source code in JG Professional membership.

xt backup for akeeba is available as a new joomgap app

XT Backup for Akeeba is a mobile application to optimize your data protection and business continuity operations. 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.

“We aim to manage backups in a mobile app with the same of quality and features offered by Akeeba Backup: One click to perform a full backup and let Akeeba Backup do the thinking” says Aníbal Sánchez, co-founder and CTO of Extly Extensions.

We want to say thank you to everyone for all of your contributions and feedback. We appreciate every issue, every pull request, every comment on the forums, GitHub, and every other way you all have contributed.

 

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:17:29 +0000
JG Boilerplate Material for PhoneGap and Ionic is here! https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/15-jg-boilerplate-material-for-phonegap-and-ionic-is-here.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/15-jg-boilerplate-material-for-phonegap-and-ionic-is-here.html JG Boilerplate Material is here

Looking for new ways to pack a unique and compelling design in our Apps, we found Ionic Material: " Pour material design into your Ionic hybrid apps for all the sexy and no complexity. Now unlock the depth, motion & ink specs of Google's material design with easy-to-add-on classes..."

Now, we are building our new apps with this extension library and we have released a new boilerplate project to support Google's Material design, JG Boilerplate Material.

Reference: Google's Material design - Introduction

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:53:53 +0000
Joocial Composer App 8.4, JG Boilerplate 1.1 and 2.0 Beta are out https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/13-joocial-composer-app-8-4-jg-boilerplate-1-1-and-jg-boilerplate-2-beta-are-out.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/13-joocial-composer-app-8-4-jg-boilerplate-1-1-and-jg-boilerplate-2-beta-are-out.html This month, we have several news to share. Firstly, we have two maintenance updates on our reference mobile apps for Joomla!, Joocial Composer App 8.4 and JG Boilerplate 1.1. Both apps have been updated to the latest Cordova 6 and plugins. Additionally, we have implemented minor enhancements and bug fixes. For more details, please, visit the changelog and the apps source code is available in the download area, here.

Secondly, at this very moment, a tidal movement is changing JavaScript world with the upcoming Angular 2 and Ionic Framework 2 beta releases, based on ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) and Typescript. To be in the same page, we have just published JG Boilerplate 2 beta. Feel free to download and test this new project, here.

JoomGap Boilerplate 2

We believe that this progress will be well worth it, and that it will set a new standard for hybrid apps, and inspire you to create apps with us for years to come.

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:34:33 +0000
Joocial Composer App 8.3 has been released https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/12-joocial-composer-app-8-3-has-been-released.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/12-joocial-composer-app-8-3-has-been-released.html We have just released Joocial Composer App v8.3. A new incremental release of our reference mobile App, built on top of JoomGap SDK.

This new released of Joocial Composer App comes with a new set of enhancements at application level and libraries updates. Particularly, Joocial Composer App has mobile sharing and it runs on Ionic Framework v1.2.4.

This release is also a significant achievement since it has been built on the original JoomGap SDK 1.0, validating how new features can be accomodated and how an application can be updated.

Joocial Composer App 8.3 has been released

Version 8.3.0 - 21 January 2016

  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile Sharing for Joomla!
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing for Facebook
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing for Twitter
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing for Google+
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing for Instagram
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing for Pinterest
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing for WhatsApp
  • NEW: Joocial Composer App - Mobile sharing more channels
  • NEW: Post management
  • NEW: EddyVerbruggen/SocialSharing-PhoneGap-Plugin integration
  • NEW: cordova-plugin-applist integration
  • Enhancement: Copyright update
  • Enhancement: Navigator - App Session organization
  • Update: Ionic Framework v1.2.4
  • Update: ngCordova v0.1.23-alpha
  • Update: pouchdb v4.0.3
  • Update: minor cordova-plugins updates
  • Update: Icon and splash tweaks
  • Usability improvements, optimizations and code styling

Following our development roadmap, we expect to release new Starters in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:58:49 +0000
Video: JWC15 - Mobile apps development for Joomla https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/11-video-jwc15-mobile-apps-development-for-joomla.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/11-video-jwc15-mobile-apps-development-for-joomla.html Joomla World Conference 2015 was held in Bangalore, India on 6-8 November this year. From JoomGap, Anibal Sanchez, Leading Developer, attended to the event. In this opportunity, he introduced JoomGap framework for Joomla mobile apps for Android and Apple iOS, JED Starter and JoomGap Boilerplate.

JWC15 Mobile apps development for Joomla 560

Video: JWC15 - Mobile apps development for Joomla

 

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:31:11 +0000
From Joomla World Conference 2015: mobile web-enabled apps, JED Starter and JoomGap Boilerplate https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/10-from-joomla-world-conference-2015-mobile-web-enabled-apps-jed-starter-and-joomgap-boilerplate.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/10-from-joomla-world-conference-2015-mobile-web-enabled-apps-jed-starter-and-joomgap-boilerplate.html On November 6-8th 2015, Joomla! World Conference 2015 took place in Bangalore, India. It has been an excellent opportunity to get in touch with Joomla! community members interested in building mobile applications and validate the growing interest in the area.

At the end of the day, mobile apps are here to stay and its popularity goes beyond corporations and big companies. Many attendants expressed that they have already received requests to create mobile apps for Joomla! sites. From our perspective, mobile web-enabled apps for Joomla! are "the next big thing", likewise Bootstrap responsive design adoption.

Following our path to develop this brand new field of mobile web-enabled apps for Joomla!, we introduced two starter projects:

  • JED Starter App: this project is ready to be built to create a mobile application for Joomla! extension browsing, based on JED's Install from Web interface.
  • JoomGap Boilerplate App: this project is the bare minimum code and settings to build a 'Hello World' mobile app.

These Starter projects are available now, build your mobile Apps!

JED Starter App and JoomGap Boilerplate App are new project Starters for Joomla! CMS, powered by Cordova/PhoneGap, Ionic and JoomGap frameworks, created to take full advantage of the mobile ecosystem.

Joomla! World Conference 2015 mobile web enabled apps jed starter and joomgap boilerplate

PDF: JWC15 - Mobile app development for Joomla!

Web Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CVhM_IDhaJ3E1fz5dlTfNOwuCuhqKSY9hko9urVMNdM/edit?usp=sharing

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:17:05 +0000
From JDay Sevilla 2015: Mobile app development for Joomla https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/5-from-jday-sevilla-2015-mobile-app-development-for-joomla.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/5-from-jday-sevilla-2015-mobile-app-development-for-joomla.html On September 26th 2015, Joomla Day Sevilla was the first opportunity to present our latest work with JoomGap, developing mobile applications for Joomla! CMS.

At this time, we showed Joocial Composer App. This mobile application integrates a Joomla extension for social content management with the power of mobile devices and the associated added-value services.

Joocial Composer App is a brand new mobile App for Joomla! social management, powered by Cordova/PhoneGap, Ionic Frameworks and JoomGap. Our social mobile app is the next stage of channel management for Joomla!. Ready to provide new advanced features for communities, powered by mobile added-value services.

JDay Sevilla 2015 Mobile app developmet for Joomla

PDF: Mobile app development for Joomla

Spanish versionDesarrollo de apps móviles para Joomla (PDF)

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:30:43 +0000
Joomla as a mobile App backend #jab15 https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/2-jab15-joomla-as-a-mobile-app-backend.html https://www.joomgap.com/more/blog/2-jab15-joomla-as-a-mobile-app-backend.html J and Beyond is about so many different things. It is the annual gathering of the Joomla developer community. It is the time where friends gather each year.

Particularly for mobile development, this session will be of our interest:

Joomla as a mobile App backend

This talk will describe ideas, principles and methods related to building mobile App backends in Joomla. The joomla front end it an ideal tool to provide app content administrators the ability to control their app. We'll look at several examples of this process for Apps developed for the UK education sector. The Apps typically use RESTful JSON interfaces to pull and push data to and from the Joomla backend.

Within Joomla the FieldsAttatch a jBackend are used and extended upon. We'll look at the Joomla solution, what we used and what we added. We'll also touch on App development, including cross platform native app development with Ti Appcelerator, continuous integration of multiple rolling releases, team skill-sets, privacy issues and business cases.

It'll be a narrative of the project's journey, ideas, paths and reflections.

Although there will be some technical detail, it should appeal more generally too.

 

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team+joomgap@extly.com (JoomGap) Blog Thu, 14 May 2015 13:55:46 +0000