It's a long time we don't update the blog but we where really busy in the development of this new release, we've rewritten almost all the code in the app and this release is planned to have a long life support, we've made a huge work on the UI following the latest Material Design specifications and libraries, we've also redesigned the article editor and added a nice Drag & Drop support for both adding and moving elements in the article layout. We've added the support for Picasa, Youtube, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr, now you can import images and videos from ALL those platforms directly in your layout dragging and dropping them from the media panel.
Here a video and some screenshots and soon some updates about the release:
It's with great pleasure that we announce that after months of work, Joooid 2.6.0 has been released.
In this version all known bugs has been fixed and we introduced many improvements about performance, user experience and new features, to allow you to manage in an always more confortable way your Joomla! website.
Unfortunately all of this improvements are coming with a price: this version will not support Joomla 1.5 and Android versions less than or equal to 2.3 anymore.
The very first screen you will see is a fullscreen login page, where you can insert your Joomla credential and website. If you already are a Joooid user your account will be preserved. If you are a new user you just will need to add your username and password and the base url of your website, and only if you have particular server configurations you will need to ad further parameters (http authentication or webservice endpoint).
Once you will log-in you won't find the classic Joooid Homepage anymore, but you will immediatly get your articles list, you can now navigate through various screens by a more quick drawer menu, so now you can reach every screen and feature just with one swipe and one click.
Latest Android User Experience
Since Android User Experience has been evolved, Joooid evolved too. The drawer menu is the biggest example of this change. You can swipe in every first level screen to get the drawer menu, by which you can get every other feature with few actions. Also you can change user directly from the drawer menu, if you have more the one user. In articles and user manager , where you already have a search feature, you have a search box just in Joooid action bar, so you can quickly search through articles and articles, just typing what you are searching for in the action bar. Drag & Drop has been introduced where you need to order items, such as in Featured Article management and the WYSIWYG editor.
The structure of article manager has been partially redesigned.
Search tab is now invisible at first, but you can open it with just one single click.
Now you have the list of your articles and the web preview of the selected article. You can see it directoly online, even if it's a protected one, since you will be logged directly on the web with your account, or you can edit it in the usual way.
Improved WYSIWYG editor
As just said the editor with which you can create articles has a useful new feature: Drag & Drop. This means that now you have not a bunch of buttons distracting you from create your articles anymore. You have now a clean interface, showing just your content (text, images, youtube videos, maps...).
You can now change the order of your block of content just dragging the block and dropping it in the position you desire. This is a more intuitive, simple and quick way to work.
If you want to edit or configure a single block of content , you just need to touch that block and a contextual overlay menu will appear just on your block of content. Here you can change texts, upload images, set maps, or upload videos.
But you can have an overall look of how your page will appear.
Three new Premium features: Groups, Access Levels and Global Configuration
With Joooid 2.6.0 two new features has been introduced.
Now you can create edit and manage both User groups (such as Administrator, Public, Manager, ...), Access Levels (such as Public, Registered, Special,...) and you can edit Joomla Global Configuration.
Joooid team is proud to announce Joooid 2.4.0 has been released. Here the new features in this release:
- Search in Article Manager, User Manager and Draft Manager -
Now you can search through articles and users, using the new powerful Search Feature. If from now on, you will not need long scrolling, you can reach directly articles and users you are looking for with few steps. You can specify a filter criteria to search your articles by fields like Title, Status, Access Level, Category and Language or any combination of them. You can also order results for a specific field in ascendent or descendent order. And if you have thousands of users, you can use the same feature in User Manager, so you can block, unblock or search a specific user.
- Publishing and metadata option in articles and categories -
During the creation or the edit of an article, it is possible to change Joomla options related to that article. You can change creation, start publishing and end publishing date, and also, the owner of the article and his alias. For more advanced users it is possible to change also Metadata options, such as: Meta Description, Keywords related to the article, Robots (Web Spiders) directives, informations about Author and Rights, and the External Reference
- Draft Manager -
The Draft Manager has been redesigned and the Search feature has been added, providing a more clear and simple navigation of drafts and article local copies.
- Better information in Joooid Widget -
Now statistics on Users connected on your website are more precise.
- Code refactoring -
What is important is not visible to the eyes! A big effort has been spent on making a better and faster code. Big changes of the underlying code will provide a faster app, a faster development of new features and a faster bugfix.
- Bugfix -
An annoying problem during the User Edit that in some cases make a User not editable has been fixed.
The creation and edit of menu items has been improved.
Now when Joooid Account is switched categories and articles are correctly refreshed
- Unique Component for both Joomla 2.x and 3.x
Until now, you had to install a different version of Joooid, according to your Joomla version. Now there is only one plugin for both versions.
- Auto enable of Joooid Plugins on new installation
Only for new installations: now you have not to enable Joooid plugins anymore! They are automatically enabled.
Please remember to UPDATE Joooid Component and Plugins on Joomla!
Joomla should alert you about some plugins that need an update, but if this won't happen, please do it manually.
If Joomla unfortunately doesn't advice you to update Joooid, please remove Joooid Component on Joomla, download the latest version from http://joooid.com/index.php/downloads and install it again.
Relaeased Joooid 2.3.5
We're proud to announce Joooid version 2.3.5, we included many bug fixes and a lot of improvements:
- upgraded Map Picker to Android maps v.2
- rewritten the progress dialog and tasks management
- improved gps management and added support for devices without gps hardware
- improved debugger, now we can see your error stacktrace in case of fatal error to help fix php issues
- many usability and optimisation improvements