The year 2019 is almost here. As usual, it is always the special moment to look back what we have done in 2018. We are so proud to see that all objectives of Plan 2018 have been completed perfectly so far. 2018 is definitely one of our most exciting and energizing years. Now, let’s take a seat, have some wine and join us in the phpFox 2018 Year In Review.
phpFox 4.6.0 – New layout standards for the future
The year 2018 started with the official release of version 4.6.0 in January. In this release, we have defined new standards for the future. This is one of our big upgrades with many significant improvements in layout structure. Especially, we introduce the new and beautifully designed template – The Material Template, as one of the default templates in phpFox from this version onwards. Also, we ported all Core apps to standalone apps and publish them in the phpFox store to be more convenient for maintenance and upgrade in the future.
phpFox 4.6.1 – New organization and layout of AdminCP
Our team started implementing version 4.6.1 right after the release of version 4.6.0. The Developer and Official Releases of 4.6.1 came in March and April. In 4.6.1, on top of maintaining to make the Core more stable, we studied user behaviors and redesigned the new layout for AdminCP. With new AdminCP, we removed all disadvantages, organize menus and features for Admins to manage phpFox sites more conveniently. We then released 6 minor updates for this version to fix known issues and gradually add more improvements. In particular, we released the phpFox 4.6.1 build 3 and build 4 for GDPR Compliance which will be officially applied from May 25th, 2018.
The new phpFox Store
The new phpFox Store is also our major and important project in the year 2018. Our expectation is to provide a better marketplace for third-party experts and our valued clients. In the new phpFox Store, we brought a brand new look on the Store including new layouts, designs, features… These changes primarily aim to improve user experiences upon finding apps, purchasing apps, installing apps and managing purchases. The new Store also helps 3rd-party developers more convenient to manage products and licenses. In July, the project was done. You will be surprised if knowing how much effort we have put in this project. We were so delighted to bring you the new Store.
phpFox 4.7.0 and 4.7.1 – Faster, better scalable and more
phpFox version 4.7.0 was officially released in October 2018. In this update, we mainly set our focus on enhancing user experience with phpFox. Therefore, we spent our effort to modify and optimize several Core components of the system to ensure a fast, responsive yet stable platform. We gave our experiments and results in Performance Enhancement in phpFox 4.7.0 article that you may like to read it.
Additionally, bolstering up the scalability of phpFox is our another target in version 4.7.0. The platform is now flexible and applicable to the expansion on server and database to deal with the large scale of requests from users.
In November 2018, we continued releasing the phpFox 4.7.1 to improve current features and resolve known issues.
phpFox Mobile app – The completed mobile readiness
The long wait was over on December 2018 when we officially released both the iOS app and Android app. This is our most important goal in 2018. We have been receiving much positive feedback since the releases. Everyone knows how important to have mobile apps for social networks nowadays. Definitely, your phpFox Social Network needs a mobile app to get a comprehensive solution for social connection anytime, anywhere.
That’s it. What do you think about our works in 2018? Which releases are the most important o you? Please feel free to reach out and share us your thoughts. We love to have your feedback as much as possible.
Let’s be ready for 356 days of the year 2019 together. We wish you all the best ahead. Happy New Year!