We are pleased to announce that the first beta testing phase for our next generation appBuilder for Joomla is now open!
For our first phase, we are limiting use to new apps only, and a few features from our 1.x series will be missing. Not to worry though, all our previous features will be progressively implemented as we also roll out even more new features.
Beta 1, New Features:
- Tabs are no longer type-based — you can mix and match content in any tab, have multiple tabs of the same type, and have as many as you wish. Have as many blog tabs as you like.
- App design has gone through a full overhaul, you’ll find it full of new features such as the ability to link specific articles within an app, new tablet layouts, sharing though Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and by email.. and more!
- Change tab icons with our new, simpler icon picker!
- Numerous under-the-hood improvements that allow us to rapidly roll out new features.
- Also new: Flickr Galleries, Foursquare Venue Tips. Add your customer’s reviews!
The following are not available in this version — if you need them for your app, please use our version 1.x plugin for now:
- Maps, Directories, GPS “nearby” functionalities
- Custom Tab Icons
- Animation transition controls
- Custom HTML app header
Forthcoming Weever 2.x Features:
The following will be rolled out progressively with each beta phase:
- More mapping! Add your geotagged photos, tweets, videos, build a map based on a Foursquare list, and more!
- Photo uploads from compatible iOS 6, Android 2.3+ and BlackBerry devices.
- Windows Phone 8 compatibility
- New content sources: Google+, Ustream.tv, BitsOnTheRun, EventBrite, BandCamp, SoundCloud, Tumblr, and more…
- Offline mode
- New layouts for your Joomla content: grid, swipe carousel, and more.
- Joomla 3.x compatibility
- Custom QR codes
If you’re having any issues with the 2.x beta plugin, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help. We hope you enjoy building your app!
We’re very excited to announce a huge new set of mobile app features coming soon, including a whole bunch of long-requested Joomla CMS features.
Support for Joomla! Extension EasyBlog 3.5+ (Pro)
EasyBlog is a powerful Joomla blogging component that works within seconds of installation, in either Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5. EasyBlog supports social media sharing, multiple blogger environments, RSS subscriptions, private and public blogging, trackbacks, and more.
We’ll be releasing this very soon. Continue Reading →
Today we’re really excited to introduce something we’ve been designing for a few months now: major improvements to the user interface for the Weever Apps app builder for Joomla 1.5 and 2.5. Building an app for your website just keeps getting easier and easier!
Like all visual improvements, it’s better seen then read about. See the video below, or, download it and give it a try!
Go fullscreen on the video for best experience. Release notes and announcement of upcoming features are below!
Notes for Release 1.6.2
A minor release to fix issues with Pages not being correctly submitted, and many under-the-hood optimizations.
Notes for Release 1.6.1
This is a minor release which adds support for Youtube Playlists, and additional device detection for new Blackberry touch devices. To add a Youtube Playlist, simply paste in the URL of the Playlist OR the ID code of the playlist.
Additionally, there have been improvements made in-app this week. This includes:
- Map Filters: If you add multiple categories of content to a map, they can now be filtered by those categories.
- Map GPS: App users now have a GPS button for finding their location on the map.
- “Centre Map” Button: Users can now centre the map back to its starting location with the touch of a button!
- Map UI Revision: In order to add more room for the above features and future features, we’ve revised the UI a bit — and gained a bit more space back for even more map!
- New Staging Mode apps will now completely copy the settings and tabs from the live app. More features are coming for this soon, including a “reset” option and copying between live and stage servers.
- Improved Video Playback UI for Tablets/iPads: No more tiny videos on your iPad or tablet device! Also, for devices that support the capability, videos will now play automatically when opened.
- “Install this app..” dialog is now a default setting for new apps.
- Improved localization support, more languages coming soon!
If you don’t see these improvements, simply trigger a refresh of your app by logging in to your Weever component in Joomla and going to Theme settings and hit “save”.
In the works: Tools for the app user like “recently viewed” and “favourites” lists, additional filter options for maps, support for third-party audio hosting services (SoundCloud, etc), Google+, and plenty more. Requests? Suggestions? Contact us!