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Preview of EasySocial 3.1 with OpenStreetMap

Preview of EasySocial 3.1 with OpenStreetMap

We are really excited to announce that the development works for EasySocial 3.1 has already been set in motion and today, I'd love to share with you some of the brand new features included EasySocial 3.1.

📍 OpenStreetMap Integration

OpenStreetMap support in EasySocial 3.1


OpenStreetMap is an open data licensed under ODbl by OpenStreetMap; An editable world map supported by the collaborative efforts of the community which is freaking awesome! It's also an alternative from Google Maps and it's absolutely free! With EasySocial 3.1, you may now integrate the best ever Social Network extension for Joomla with OpenStreetMap.



🔗Beauty & The URLs

Remove unwanted ID's from your URLs


You may now turn off the IDs in the URL should you wish to 😎 and the generated URLs in EasySocial 3.1 will also be better optimized for search engines too!


🧑‍🤝‍🧑User Listing Improvements

Brand new filters for friends and followers.


We have also added two new filters (My Followers and My Friends) on the user's listing which allow users on the site to quickly search for their friends or followers.


📥 Importing Users

Import users from CSV file into EasySocial 3.1


​With EasySocial 3.1, you will also be able to import users from a CSV file. The importing process is extremely simple and it can be mapped to the custom fields too!

💡 Advertisement Module

A slideshow module for your advertisements


There is a new slideshow that has been added into EasySocial 3.1, where it allows site admin to showcase specific or all advertiser's advertisements. Extremely useful if you want to showcase multiple ads.

🚫 Username Restrictions

Site admin can now fill in the disallowed username on the form


The username restriction will come in useful where similar or partially similar usernames will be restricted during registrations. 

✨ Notification Improvements

Reaction icon in notifications


In the notifications popup, user reactions are now made visible for every stream items in EasySocial 3.1. This will now provide you with a clearer picture of these notifications.


🏷 Tagging for Photos & Albums

If disabled, people tagging for photos & albums will no longer be possible.


You may now completely disable tagging on the photos and albums should you desire to not have such functionality on your site.


Finally

​We don't usually announce the exact time frame of our releases. This isn't entirely because we don't have a date for the release, but we would rather not have a fixed time on when we should release an update. It's usually based on our internal testing results, as we preferred to eliminate as many bugs or any possible fatal issues before making Alpha version available. 

The team and I appreciate for all the support that we have been getting so far. What do you guys think of EasySocial 3.1? Feel free to share your ideas and suggestions down below. Not to mention, more exciting news about EasySocial native app will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned! 😊

 

Comments (36)

Nice! :D

Is the remove ID also for Page, Group & Event?

Yes, that is correct :)

Finally...!!! :D :D :D

Comment was last edited about 6 months ago by Syabab Syabab

We'll review and see if these features make sense and whether it is worth adding into the core. Just because your site needs it does not mean that everyone else needs it :)

Comment was last edited about 6 months ago by Mark Mark

Understand completely...just trying my luck :p

Thanks! No worries, completely understand :)

Great news !
Will be great to have a map module with a filter of geolocated posts ? And also a posibility of adding new stream post types butons like add an article,. Or somehow to be able customise new stream butons for different kind of posts from components integrated with easysocial, like dj-classifiends ?
Thank you !

Not sure how is this going to work, if you have 100, 000 posts that has location, your map will be filled with pins :p

Great to see an alternative to Google Maps ;-)

I too would like to try my luck with some suggestions for better video functionality:

https://stackideas.com/forums/extra-video-functionality-request-for-es-3-1

Looking forward to ES 3.1 one way or the other :-)

Thanks Paul. By the way, I really do not think the comment platform on the blog is a way for you to spam with your links :)

Just wondering if point threshold and interval will be implemented in this version? I'm referring to the TODO comments in administrator/components/com_easysocial/includes/points/points.php

It looks interesting :)

Comment was last edited about 6 months ago by Anthony Anthony

If you look through the codes, there are many "TODO" comments lying around :) There are many cool stuffs that we want to work on but due to time constraints and the constant feature requests we receive, we can only jam pack so much into a release cycle.

EasySocial 3.1! Already :)
Beautiful innovations. Thank you.
Although I have liked to see something new about videos. Because processing and managing videos are very expensive.

Upload videos files directly from EasySocial to YouTube
https://stackideas.com/forums/upload-videos-files-directly-from-easysocial-to-youtube-solutions-exists

Philippe

Thanks Philippe. By the way, I really do not think the comment platform on the blog is a way for you to spam with your links :)

Very happy to see that OpenStreetMap comes in as an alternative to using Google map and I think ES users will love that to and see many OSM improvments in future benefiting Stackideas products too.

Kudos to all in Stackideas team!

Thank you sir!

Great job as always. I have some great ideas, if you like, you can add them in the future. For a few years, I have reached a great stage of development on my site, thanks to all Joomla developers for which I am very grateful to you. In the future I will offer audio and video streaming to my users for this I will buy Wowza Streaming Engine, which is also used by Facebook. This software opens up a few cool options for EasySocial.

In short:

1. It is possible to add HLS or RTMP for audio and...

Great job as always. I have some great ideas, if you like, you can add them in the future. For a few years, I have reached a great stage of development on my site, thanks to all Joomla developers for which I am very grateful to you. In the future I will offer audio and video streaming to my users for this I will buy Wowza Streaming Engine, which is also used by Facebook. This software opens up a few cool options for EasySocial.

In short:

1. It is possible to add HLS or RTMP for audio and video streaming, thus loading audio and video is very fast and can protect the contents from unauthorized downloading.

2. Live broadcasting can be made directly from the user's phone, such as on Facebook.

3. Video chat can be added.

4, For example, you can replace the player with this, because it supports most features - https://www.mediaelementjs.com/

There are many more powerful features that can be done. I can even give you a test site to test integration.

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Thanks for your input Ivaylo but I would strongly suggest that you post your feature requests at https://stackideas.com/forums/easysocial/feature-requests-2 .

Our team goes through the feature request list before working on these features. Therefore, posting it in the appropriate section would be ideal :)

You guys never disappoint!
Been waiting for the OpenStreetMap integration and I'm very happy to see it done.
Really looking forward for this release!

Thank you Florin :)

Great feature indeed. Florin can you please contact me regarding a Ro translation.

Sure thing.
Was trying to send a private message but I think this feature is disabled here.
Maybe an e-mail address or something?

You guys should start a new thread on the forums :)

Wasn't sure where to post it.

Florin pls see below.
https://stackideas.com/forums/translation-ro

Hi Florin, pls don't forget to reply. thanks
Mark, how can we trade email addresses or something?

WOW wonderful news about OpenStreetMap - now my site can be entirely Google free zone! I can't wait to install the latest version. Well done to all of you, as always delivering an amazing suite of products and the best customer service \i have ever experienced!

What price range will the app be in? Can't wait to see/test it!

Love all the new features too.

Thanks Mel! We'll be posting another post shortly regarding the native mobile app :)

You saved my day mark. Can't wait to read about it =)

I am glad to see that the wishes of customers are taken into account. But I see more potential in version 3.1. Lets vote everybody :)
For example, these improvements can be easy released to display already existed information in frontend:

1) Display Group's Videos in All Videos Layout
https://stackideas.com/forums/add-group-s-videos-to-all-videos-layout

2) Display Group's Albums in All Albums Layout
https://stackideas.com/forums/how-to-show-all-photo-albums-under-the-albums-menu-link

3)...

I am glad to see that the wishes of customers are taken into account. But I see more potential in version 3.1. Lets vote everybody :)
For example, these improvements can be easy released to display already existed information in frontend:

1) Display Group's Videos in All Videos Layout
https://stackideas.com/forums/add-group-s-videos-to-all-videos-layout

2) Display Group's Albums in All Albums Layout
https://stackideas.com/forums/how-to-show-all-photo-albums-under-the-albums-menu-link

3) Display More Group's Stats For All Groups Layout
https://stackideas.com/forums/improvement-display-more-group-s-stats-for-all-groups-layout

4) Display more stats for album in All Albums layout
https://stackideas.com/forums/improvement-display-more-stats-for-album-in-gallery-page

5) Replace Albums by Photos in Statistic page
https://stackideas.com/forums/statistic-replase-albums-by-photo

More serious feature:
6) Similar Embed Video Check: Disallow User To Add The Same Video Twice
https://stackideas.com/forums/similar-embed-video-check-disallow-user-to-add-the-same-video-twice

7) Joomla Default List Limit Make The Rules :(
https://stackideas.com/forums/joomla-default-list-limit-make-the-rules

8) TIMER For Stream Post (and Other Content)
https://stackideas.com/forums/add-timer-for-stream-post-and-other-content

9) Watermark for photos
https://stackideas.com/forums/watermark-1

10) Pin Items From Events/groups/pages To The Main Stream?
https://stackideas.com/forums/pin-items-from-events-groups-pages-to-the-main-stream

11) Create description for photo by using stream item post
https://stackideas.com/forums/uploading-photos-to-album-creates-activity-without-album-s-description

12) Custom verified badges for different profile types
https://stackideas.com/forums/custom-verified-badges-for-different-profile-types

13) Default avatar and cover based on Genger
https://stackideas.com/forums/default-avatar-and-cover-based-on-genger

14) Preloader for videos and albums
https://stackideas.com/forums/preloader-for-videos-and-albums

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Thank you for your input Dmitry but I do not think the comment platform should be used as a place to spam links.

This is looking good again and just at the right moment. Openstreetmap sounds like something I really want to use and replace the other google maps supplier. My license at the other map provider I use just expired, so great timing.

Also like the notification improvement.

How about a possibility that photo's that are uploaded are forced to the right size and compressed?

Can't wait for the app version as well.

You always deliver great new updates and ideas and the best customer support...

This is looking good again and just at the right moment. Openstreetmap sounds like something I really want to use and replace the other google maps supplier. My license at the other map provider I use just expired, so great timing.

Also like the notification improvement.

How about a possibility that photo's that are uploaded are forced to the right size and compressed?

Can't wait for the app version as well.

You always deliver great new updates and ideas and the best customer support I've ever seen so far.

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Thanks Eric. Photos in EasySocial are already automatically resized to a specific width and height depending on the image type, am I missing anything here?

sounds a great job!

any delivery date ?

We really, really need submitted stream links to be searchable. Can not say how important that is....

Hi and thank you for the next improvements. I like it.

How users could post an advertisement? Will be there an automation or an admin have to do it manually for users?

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