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  • phpFox Mobile App 1.6 Official Release

    phpFox Mobile App 1.6 Official Release

    Hi from phpFox! Hope every one of you had a fantastic time during this New Years. We are so excited about the plan that we are going to do for your online communities this year and wish you will be too. Let's begin this decade with our all-new phpFox Mobile App 1.6. We are consistent in improving our platform and solutions, and our Mobile App is no exception. We have improved our overall app performance with some cool new features. Well if you aren't a phpFox Ultimate customer, then you are missing out a lot, interested to know more? Please read about our Premium native mobile apps.phpFox Mobile App 1.6 Let's discuss in detail about the key improvements of phpFox Mobile App 1.6, our very first release of 2020 for your social network or online communities. Map View on Events & Marketplace Users usually want to browse and look for events and listings in specific areas. And, it is obviously more convenient for everyone to view them on a map. Now users on your communities can easily find or navigate to different events and listings as per their preferred location. Hit map button from the bottom once you are in Events or Marketplace to navigate and browse through the results to show the locations of the results in real-time. Interactive Comments Well, now your comments in our all-new phpFox Mobile App 1.6 are more interactive with GIFs, Emojis, Stickers and photos. Engage with your communities and networks more effectively and express yourself in a more fun and enjoyable way.Log in with Apple ID All iOS users have their Apple IDs and it is very useful to have an option to log in with their Apple IDs. And, similar to the Facebook Login, it's fast, easy and very secured.Media Share Extension from Gallery People now can share a moment directly from your photo gallery rather than uploading it within the app; it makes your sharing experience much faster and easier than before. You would find your phpFox app in the list of shareable apps while you try to share the photo directly from the photo gallery or web browser. Moreover, we do have many other incremental updates to enhance user experiences on mobile apps, include but not limited to: Able to detect the user's device language preference and display accordingly. If your site doesn't support that language, then it would display the default language. Support In-App Purchases for subscription feature. Supported swipe down to close the Action Menu. Updated library for AdMob Users are now allowed to make mass actions such as select all or make multiple selections Able to instant message the sellers in the marketplace by hitting the 'Contact Seller' button from the respective listing.  Supported search category, our new app filters out other categories while you search in a specific category. Supported copying and pasting text Apply  the primary color of app for background of the status bar while the app is loading That's all for now. With all the above key features, improvements and certainly many bug fixes, we believe your new phpFox Mobile App 1.6 is the goto interactive zone for all your valued community members. So what are you waiting for? Let's upgrade and engage more!We have put in a lot of time and effort to make this possible and hope that you are satisfied with this new mobile app version. We would love to hear from you as your valued feedback is our backbone to a successful future. Raise a ticket in your client area or shoot us an email at hello@phpfox.com with your recommendations or queries.
  • New Year Sale 2020

    New Year Sale 2020

    Welcome 2020 with fresh dreams, fresh plans, fresh objectives, and fresh commitment. Happy New Year to everyone. We wish you will have a great year ahead with full of happiness, achievements, and prosperity. At the beginning of the year 2020, we are excitedly having a special gift for you. Yes, it is the New Year Sale 2020.  Let's celebrate and start the new year with full energy together.New Year Sale 2020 12% OFF on new phpFox licenses and upgrades From Dec 31st, 2019 to Jan 5th, 2020 (PST) Promo Code: NEWYEAR2020Join us today to start your own Social Network!3rd-party New-Year Deals It is exciting to announce that there are also New-Year deals of 3rd-party experts on phpFox Store, please check them out. YouNetCo Happy New Year 2020. New Year may bring us new hopes, new goals. We wish you all the best in 2020. We are proud to provide the best solutions and services to help you build and manage your Social Network effectively and productively. Joining with phpFox New Year Sale 2020, we would like to offer you 25% Off to all products and packages on phpFox Store. The coupon code is YNCNEWYEAR20.  Foxer We're offering a discount during Christmas / New Year holidays with 30% off on our apps: Stories, User Dashboard, AdBlock Detector, Verified Members, InstaFox, All apps package. The coupon is FOX19CHRISTMAS That's it for now. We are going to update the blog for more deals from 3rd-party experts. Please keep watching. However, don't wait until tomorrow. Let's come and get these deals from today.And again, Happy New Year to you!
  • phpFox 2019 Year In Review

    phpFox 2019 Year In Review

    Hello everyone, we wish you holidays fully filled with fun and laughter. The Holiday Season is covering everywhere with many glorious colors. The green of Christmas tree, the red of Santa Claus robes and ornaments, the yellow of the sun and light, the white of snow… make everything around so beautiful and fascinating. The year 2019 is going through its last days. It is a good time for us to look back on what we have done this year. Let’s join us in phpFox 2019 Year In Review now.phpFox releases from 4.7.2 to 4.7.9 – Improvements and bugs fixed As our commitment to update phpFox regularly with more Core features, performance enhancements, and bug fixes. We had 8 phpFox versions released through the year 2019. On top of many bug fixes, we keep enhancing stand-alone phpFox apps for better mutual integration such as Photos, Groups, Pages and Videos apps, etc. We also added the Map on Event and Marketplace – an important feature to help users find events and listing more easily. We continued doing the improvement for the Material template to bring to our users a friendly user experience. A series of new standalone core Apps focused on user engagement and interaction In the year 2019, we have 4 new core apps released:The first one is Reactions and Status Background were released on the beginning of May as very significant key features for social network sites to increase user engagement and interaction. It allows users having the ability to express with reactions and post statuses with attractive backgrounds on the social site. It makes the feed more attractive and joyful to users.The next was Saved Items app coming to our community in the middle of Jun. It gives users the ability to save and organize what they love on your online community. While surfing feed items on the community, your users will have Saved option right there to save the item they love. Then, all saved items can be managed and organized easily.And finally, Comments app was released in November. The Comment feature is frequently used by users to interact with others in every online community every day. With this new Comment app, users can attach an image, emojis/stickers, picture preview on links, hide/unhide comments or preview on the embedded link on top of normal comment with text. Mobile Apps 1.3 - Monetization with Google Admob & Integration solution for 3rd-party apps Mobile Apps 1.3 released on the beginning of April with the integration Google Admob to phpFox mobile apps to help the site owner earns more money from mobile apps.One more signification feature on this release is Integration solution via APIs for 3rd-party apps. Our team had been working really hard to design and implement a mechanism for this solution. It is really amazing! Now, all 3rd-party app experts can follow our instructions to integrate their phpFox apps or their customization work into phpFox native mobile apps. Please refer to technical documentationAs normal, performance and UI/UX Improvements is an indispensable part of each release. This release included the improvement for loading speed by using Lazy loading method. These improvements and other native animations added make the phpFox mobile apps work obviously smoother and faster. Mobile Apps 1.4 – Subscriptions and more… This release was one of our important goals in 2019. It included a series of fascinating features added:Firstly, we did support Subscription on mobile apps. This feature not only helps the site owner can earn money but also helps users can purchase a subscription on the mobile app. It’s great and comfortable!Secondly, we enriched mobile apps by bringing Reactions and Status Background on this release. It is a lovely feature!And, Push Notification for new messages also added to this release. It helps your users still get updates of new messages even though they are not open the app.On this released, besides improvement mobile app features, we continued providing more APIs and layout components to help 3rd-party experts integrate their products to our mobile apps easier. Mobile Apps 1.5 – New features and more… We are happy to bring Dark Mode to phpFox Mobile apps. As you know, bright screens cause symptoms of digital eye strain. With the dark mode, the content is clearer and more focused to see in the night so we are sure that you will love it.Right-To-Left (RTL) is one of the most expected features which we excitedly released in this version 1.5. Same as the web version, the RTL layout will be applied automatically whenever users choose the RTL language.Mobile app 1.5 also supported for Language Switching. User can go to Account Settings on the mobile apps and switch to the appropriate language quickly.Another improvement in this version is the Listing purchase. Now, users can purchase an item on the Mobile app via Paypal directly. Supporting this feature on phpFox mobile apps is one of the most essential demand to make your business more successful.Hide all feed option any many improvements more... were included in this version as our promise, we always try to improve PHPFox on both Mobile App and Web version to bring to our valued customers the best stable PHPFox version. Live Streaming solution This is the most expectation release to close 2019. Also, it is definitely one of our biggest projects that we have been working hard on and spent many efforts throughout this year. As you know, Live Streaming is so popular in every online community nowadays. Now, Live Streaming is ready for your community to give end-users a fun, powerful way to interact and engage with viewers in real-time on your community. Users can create exciting video content and broadcast instantly on the community. That is all for the year 2019. We hope that you are pleased with our improvements and our releases in the year 2019. All of us are looking forward to a prosperous new year together. With the mission to build phpFox as the best social network script for online communities, we promise to continue upgrading, improving our products better day by day. We wish you all the best ahead! And Happy New Year 2020!
  • Live Streaming: A Must-Have strategy for modern marketing

    Live Streaming: A Must-Have strategy for modern marketing

    In the recent scenario, Live streaming strategy is no longer a novelty - it is changing the way brands engage with their audience. Besides the fact that Live Videos help brands gain a 148% higher organic reach compared to photos, live streaming has quickly gained traction and attention of those who are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways of delivering content.Legitimate benefits from Live Streaming Live streaming is a powerful way to expand event attendees from hundreds to millions, to connect potential customers, and to reach audiences of staggering scale for product launches, fashion shows, or exclusive releases. Consequently, understanding the equipment and up-front cost of Live Video Strategy can be beneficial for many businesses in all sectors.Encourage Trust80% of the audience like to watch a live video more than reading a blog and 82% of them enjoy the live video more than typical social posts. Live Videos provide an intimate level of engagement with the audience enabling brands to communicate with customers in real-time which creates a new way to build trust with your customers by showcasing transparency of the firm. The positive engagement (likes, comments) on the stream may bring the impression of a trustworthy brand to a potential audience.Provide Instant supportNot only does it provide real-time engagement benefits to users, but also allows businesses to offer live support, Q&A sessions, and office tours. Additionally, companies can learn what consumers and potential consumers are most interested in, accessing to provide the types of products and services that are in demand by their audience.Reach Highly Targeted NichesAbout 95% of active social media users aged 18 to 34 follow a brand with a social media account. Live Streaming Videos have the potential to attract a large scale of audience, which generate more online visibility and branding. Because of the immediate interaction, commentary, and viewable video, businesses could entice more viewers than a typical post update.Cost-Effective Video StrategyEstimates for a one-minute commercial aired on television in Los Angeles, for example, is roughly $17,000. Therefore, cost-effective is one of the best aspects of live-streaming. Nowadays, most users enjoy the live-action and unedited approach to living videos. Nevertheless, 62% of consumers tend to have a negative perspective of a brand image publishing poor-quality content for Video. Therefore, while recording might be cost-effective, brands still need to provide quality content viewers will want to watch.Enhance Conversion RateEnjoyment of live video increased the intention to purchase by 97% and brand approach by 139%. 64% of audiences might intend to buy a product online after watching a live video. With the available at the touch of a button, customers can communicate with an agent just as they would in a store, asking the questions they need answering for a more informed purchase. Customers will be able to find the answers they need through Live Video within moments; this reduces the risk of buyers leaving the site out of uncertainty while helping to secure more completed sales. Create a unique Live Video with phpFox end-to-end solution phpFox has created an end-to-end solution which allows sellers and brands to engage potential buyers. With this cutting-edge solution, brands and customers may have mutual benefits based on the content and feature brought by Live Streaming. Sellers can showcase both their products and personality to captivate audiences. Interested buyers may also ask questions in the comment section which sellers can see and provide information in real-time.Don’t know if customers are aware of your live stream? It’s ok, as the Notification function will alert all your audiences, who follow your social media about this content. Just a click and everyone will be notified.Need better improvement in live stream content? Live Stream solution of phpFox display statistics and engagement of current and past streamed content. This helps brands to identify what content is useful and what is not for further development.Missed the Livestream? Don’t worry, as customers will be able to browse through the replay archive, and brands can save their latest live stream for followers to catch up with the content. Wanna have a gamification content for loyal customers? Businesses can quickly boost interaction with customers and enhance loyalty retention through gamification on Live streaming. Many different marketing strategies that have changed our lives and made our media behaviour more in-depth. However, we have to be aware of how we use them. If we could use Live streaming strategy smartly, having such a feature will become a good chance to enrich potential leads and boost brands’ presence. Visiting the installation page here to break down this powerful solution. Check Live Streaming solution Today!
  • Live Streaming solution is ready now

    Live Streaming solution is ready now

    How are you doing? No more wait is needed. We are proud to announce that the Live Streaming solution is here for you. Since the live streaming videos can be created via mobile apps, this solution is available to those holding Ultimate license. For Ultimate license holder, you can order the Live Streaming solution in the Product Addons page of Client Area from today. If you aren't an Ultimate holder, no matter at all. You may purchase a license or upgrade after taking a look at our solution.Live Streaming Solution As you know, Live Streaming is so popular in every online community nowadays. This is obviously a great tool for users to create exciting video content and broadcast instantly on the community. You may wonder what you will get with Live Streaming solution. Let's talk a bit more about what functionalities supported in the first version.In the Front-end, all live-streaming videos are listed in the same place and users can access the Live Videos main menu quickly. Pages of Live Videos are well-organized to help users filter which videos ended or which videos currently live-streamed, etc. in the most convenient manner. People can easily manage their own live videos as well as browse videos of their friends.When a user starts creating a live video, their friends will receive notifications as well as a feed item on their Member Home page. While watching a live video, they can comment, add reactions and interact directly with the video owner as well as others. All comments and reactions are updated instantly without reloading the page. Is it fantastic? Especially, when the user ends live-streaming video, there is an option to save the video for others to playback then.And, in the Admin side, you can configure which user groups are allowed to access Live Videos pages, who can use the Live Streaming feature and how long they can stream. Moreover, you can set up how many activity points users can get when creating, reacting or interacting live videos. So cool, isn't it?With Live Streaming solution, all are ready for your users to start creating interesting videos with their mobile devices. People will have more funs when having more interactions with live videos.What are you still waiting for? Let's bring this amazing feature for live videos to your online communities. Our deployment team will handle all setup work of the Live Streaming solution as well as build your mobile apps with Live Streaming feature. Solution Pricing The early-bird price of Live Streaming solution is $799. You can start ordering it from today. If you are not holding the phpFox Ultimate license, please upgrade your license first. It is necessary to note that the solution price is only for software and setup works. It doesn't include any monthly cost for infrastructure, such as servers, services, etc. to operate this solution. To get a general idea about how much the monthly cost is, please see our rough estimation.If you are still having any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to let us know. We can't wait for hearing your voice. New to phpFox If you are looking for a completed solution to build up your own Social Network, phpFox is the right platform for you. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox can definitely help you build your online community: Full-featured, Fast, Responsive, Stable, Easy to customize, Scalable, Mobile-ready with iOS and Android apps, and several extensions from 3rd-party developers.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. That's all. We hope that you will like the Live Streaming solution. We will get back to you with more interesting updates. 
  • Live Streaming Sneak Peek

    Live Streaming Sneak Peek

    How are you doing? We hope you had a good time during this Thanksgiving season. Time flew so fast and we have been going through the last moments of the year 2019.  We are quite busy with our plan and we are also happy with what we have done so far. However, we will have some tasks to complete before the year-end. One of them is the Live Streaming solution that we believe that you are looking forward to, the Live Streaming solution is going to be available very soon. But today, we would like to give you a quick look at this product.Live Streaming At Glance The Live Streaming feature is so popular in every online community nowadays. This is obviously a great tool for users to create exciting video content and broadcast instantly on the community. People always love to interact with others, so we believe Live Streaming is the best solution to engage your community. That's why our team has been working so hard on this product. Its official release is coming soon. Let's see how this product looks like now. On the Web   On the mobile app [gallery size="medium" ids="7937,7936,7940"]Is it cool? Should you have any questions or would like to share your thought with us, please feel free to drop us a message to hello@phpfox.com or submit tickets in our Client Area.That's it for now, stay tuned. We are going to get back very soon.
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2019

    Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2019

    Hi everyone, snow is falling around here and Thanksgiving season gets back to us again. It is always the perfect time of the year for us to gather together to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, for friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. At this special moment, phpFox team would like to show our great appreciation for your continuous support. Thank you so so much. Also, we are excited to announce that our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale 2019 is already here. Happy Thanksgiving and don't forget to join with us in our biggest promotion of the year from now.Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale 2019 25% OFF on new phpFox licenses and upgrades From November 28 to December 3, 2019 (PST) Don't miss on this amazing deal to start your own Social Network with phpFox! Promo Code: BLACKCYBER2019What are you still waiting for? Let's get or upgrade your phpFox licenses.3rd-party Deals are also here If you are intending to get more 3rd-party interesting apps on phpFox Store, let also check out these marvellous deals, grab them with impressive price, and empower your community with products from our Experts. YouNetCo YouNetCo is proud to provide the best solutions and services to help you build and manage your Social Network effectively and productively. Joining with phpFox Black Friday promo, we would like to offer you 25% Off to all products and packages on phpFox Store from Nov 28th to Dec 3rd, 2019. Coupon code is YNBLAFRI19. So let grab these great deals now while they last. FoxExpert Get 25% discount for any App/Theme or Package for best Phpfox apps of Foxexpert from 27 November to 2 December. Coupon code is blackfridayfoxexpert Foxer We're about to offer you some great discounts on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale (November 28th to Dec 2nd): 1) We offer 30% off for our top-rated apps: Verified Members, Flags, Geo filter, InstaFox, Desktop Notifications, Interests, StoriesDo you plan to order more than 2 apps? Notify us and get a stunning 50% discount for any app or theme of your choice.2) We offer 30% off for the phpFox Complete package (save $300 now).Coupon: FOXERBF19 That's it for now. We are going to update the blog for more deals from 3rd-party experts. However, don't wait until tomorrow. Let's come and get these deals from today.And again, Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family!
  • phpFox 4.7.9 Official Release

    phpFox 4.7.9 Official Release

    Howdy everyone. We are excited to get back to you after the release of Comments app last week. It's so great that you love the new app. We have been receiving much positive feedback so far. Thank you for that. Definitely, with your support, we can and continuously try our best to make phpFox become the top community builder. As you may know, our team has been quite busy with a major phpFox upgrade as well as new products for months. However, based on the new issue reports and valued suggestions from Client Area and our Official Github Tracker, we have decided to have one more minor maintenance version prior to our major version 4.8.0. So, we are pleased to inform you about the official release of phpFox 4.7.9 today.Upgrade to phpFox 4.7.9 today The phpFox 4.7.9 is released along with new versions of the Material template. You can review the full details of improvements and bug fixes in the Release Notes and Changelog.To upgrade your phpFox site to 4.7.9, you will need to run the full upgrade routine as our Upgrade Instructions. We highly recommend you to back up your site and database before proceeding the upgrade. And, don't forget to check with 3rd-party experts about the compatibility of all the apps/templates you are using.If your phpFox site is using 3rd-party apps or has customizations, please see our recommendations.For new phpFox installation, the following articles will be helpful to you:– Download – Installation GuideHave any issues with this version? Please don't hesitate to submit tickets or report immediately to our GitHub Tracker or Client Area for support.We always appreciate any feedback to make phpFox better, so please feel free to share with us your ideas. Want to get more updates? Please keep watching our blog and subscribe to our newsletters as we are going to get back with more interesting updates very soon.
  • New standalone Core app released: Comments

    New standalone Core app released: Comments

    How's it going? As you may know, we have been separating default phpFox apps into standalone apps on phpFox Store. With standalone apps, we will be able to maintain and upgrade them faster and easier instead of waiting for new phpFox releases. It is even more convenient for you to upgrade standalone apps directly within AdminCP by a few clicks. Many phpFox Core apps have been separated so far. Today, we would like to announce that the new Comments app is also available on phpFox Store as a standalone app.Try the new Comments app today! Commenting is obviously the most significant way for users to interact with others in every online community. The more comments they added, the more engagement people have on your community. In the first release of Comments app, in addition to the basic comment functionalities, we have also added more interesting features to give your users a much better experience. Your users will be able to add comments with images, stickers/emoticons, link preview, etc. Is that cool?And, the new Comments app can be installed on all phpFox licenses (Lite, Pro and Ultimate). You can search this app in AdminCP > Apps > Find More page and install it as normal.I hope that you are satisfied with this new Comments app. Should you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to share with us by submitting tickets in Client Area or dropping us a message to email address hello@phpfox.com . Definitely, we always love to listen to your feedback. Are you new to phpFox? If you are looking for a completed solution to build up your own Social Network, phpFox is the right platform for you. Thriving to be the best platform for Social Network, phpFox can definitely help you build your online community: Full-featured, Fast, Responsive, Stable, Easy to customize, Scalable, Mobile-ready with iOS and Android apps, and several extensions from 3rd-party developers on phpFox Store.You can build up your own Social Network within minutes with our best Support service. That's all for now. But please stay tuned. We are going to get back with more updates very soon. 
  • Happy Halloween 2019 with Spooktacular Sales

    Happy Halloween 2019 with Spooktacular Sales

    Spooktacular Halloween Sale 2019 Saving 10% OFF on new phpFox license purchase and license upgrade right now This special offer starts from October 25th to October 31st, 2019 (PST).Promo Code: HALLOWEEN2019Don't miss this chance and start building your online communities from today
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