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 documentation
As 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!