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Mobile Joomla! Showcase – Sandvikengården Youth Camp of Sweden

Martin FrykbergSandvikengården is a camp, youth hostel, and a canoe center located in the middle of the forest by the beautiful Värmeln lake in Sweden. With respectable 80 years of history, they offer fantastic and luxurious environment for holiday where guests can enjoy exploring the beach, garden, and experience the beauty of Western Sweden Värmland.

With 30 canoes, 2 kayaks, private bath, church, and beautiful cottages located next to the lake, Sandvikengården has been on people’s top choice for one stop holiday place in Brunskog, Sweden. They also offer various camp programs such as school, music, fall conference, confirmation camp, etc.

Sandvikengården’s director Martin Frykberg was among the first ones to purchase Elegance Mobile Joomla! Template, so we wanted to have a chat with him to see how his experience has been.

Mobile Joomla! (MJ): Why did you want a mobile website?

Sandvikengården - Mobile Joomla! Template EleganceMartin: Based on our evaluation, we saw that the number of mobile visitors is increasing from day to day. I certainly believe that the number will keep on growing in this mobile era. Also mobile visitors, who are usually young people, are extremely potential target for our business niche. Hence, it was very important for us to build a mobile-friendly website, to make browsing more comfortable for mobile users.

MJ: Why did you select Mobile Joomla! ?

Martin: The primary reasons why we chose Mobile Joomla! are its simplicity, and fast and easy installation. We looked around, and we got some offers from mobile website providers, starting from several hundreds of Euros upwards. So far, we haven’t seen any of them get close to our expectations except Mobile Joomla!

MJ: How has your initial Mobile Joomla! experience been?

Sandvikengården Facebook widget - Mobile Joomla! Template EleganceMartin: Mobile Joomla! is definitely the perfect choice for building mobile website. It’s very simple, and you can quickly start setting up the site after the installation. You can have your mobile site running in an hour or even less! Surely, we can also update, revise or customize our mobile site for better performance. Everything is at your fingertips. I have never imagined that building mobile website would be particularly easy. However, with Mobile Joomla!, the total time for us to develop the mobile side was just two days, during which we did fine-tuning, classified mobile website menu, placed collapsible modules, and reviewed a few other functionalities, which we do not need yet or didn’t work the way we expected.

MJ: Did you encounter any problems, and have you used our customer support forums?

Martin: Yeah, we had some hiccups and installation problems at the start, but all problems were quickly solved. We were really pleased with the Mobile Joomla! support - we got quickly solutions to our problems, everything was really professional and we got fast responses to the questions. I won’t hesitate to recommend Mobile Joomla! products and services to my friends, co-workers and other Joomla! users.

MJ: Can you tell us why you upgraded to Elegance template?

Sandvikengården Menu - Mobile Joomla! Template EleganceMartin: I did try the Mobile Joomla! standard template, and it worked well for us. However, we decided to upgrade to the premium Mobile Joomla! template Elegance, as we wanted to explore more sophisticated smartphone features. Especially, we like the interface and how it combines collapsible menus, the iPhone web app possibility, and the elegant style.

Elegance template was definitely worth the small investment, as we intend to provide great mobile experience for our users. Indeed, travellers are very often mobile, and finding information fast while they were on the road is very important for them. A mobile website can definitely save their time, and Mobile Joomla! can make it even faster!



We'd like to thank Martin for his time, support and business! If you also would like to get showcased with your Mobile Joomla! project, please send us an email at hello-at-mobilejoomla.com with subject "Mobile Joomla! Showcase"

Mobile Joomla! 1.0.3 is released

Mobile Joomla! 1.0.3 is ready to download.

Fixes & updates

  • Email cloaking for ajax fix
  • Mobile redirection fix
  • Duplicate Content-Type header fix
  • Parsing language file fix

As always, you can update to the new version from your administrative panel via Mobile Joomla! Remote Update feature, or by downloading Mobile Joomla! 1.0.3 package and installing it from the back-end. Do not forget to backup your website before the upgrade!

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Win an extreme makeover for your Joomla! website

Joomla 2.5 upgrade contestGreat news! Here is your chance to win an extreme makeover for your Joomla! website!

We at Mobile Joomla! have partnered up with some of the world’s top Joomla! companies to provide an opportunity of a lifetime for one lucky Joomla! user. 

You may know that Joomla! has entered a new age with the latest version Joomla! 2.5 launched in January this year. Consequentially it's been announced that Joomla! 1.5 and 1.7 have reached the end of their lifecycles, and only major security fixes will be done for both until release of 3.0 in September 2012. So considering a 2.5 upgrade rather soon might be a good idea.

The winner of the “Joomla 2.5 Upgrade Contest” will get their Joomla! site completely rebuilt, enhanced, and SEO-optimized on the new Joomla 2.5 platform. In addition, the winner will also receive a premium mobile Joomla! website and Joomla! 2.5 training courses.

Mobile Joomla! will specifically grant the winner free licenses of the JQuery Mobile based Elegance Mobile Joomla! Template, Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension, plus our other upcoming premium products.

Entering to win is free, easy, and open to anyone who has a Joomla! website - simply visit the contest website to participate!

All entries must be submitted by Wednesday May 16, at 11:59PM. The winner will be announced on May 31.

Joomla! companies involved in this promotion:

  • Savvy Panda is one of leading U.S. Joomla! Web Design firms specializing in providing premium Joomla! web solutions including websites, custom templates, extension development, developer and user support and more. 
  • Anything Digital is a Joomla! extensions add-on provider offering unique apps for SEO, site security, calendaring, event registration, content translation, on-site search and more.
  • Mobile Joomla! offers an extension used to create a custom mobile version of your Joomla! website. They are the leading experts in mobile Joomla! websites.
  • JoomlaBlogger is one of the web’s premier Joomla! news, tips, tutorials and how to websites. They offer free, high-quality content for Joomla! users.
  • OS Training is the number one Joomla!, Wordpress & Drupal training programs. They offer both online and in-classroom courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. 

Good luck everyone!!

Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension Now Available!

Kunena Mobile Joomla! extensionYee-haa! You want it, you got it! Your favorite Joomla! forum extension Kunena has landed on Mobile Joomla! Now your Kunena forum will also rock iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and countless other phones. We are proud to offer Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension in cooperation with the Kunena core team.

This premium extension will turn your desktop web Kunena forum into stylish and gorgeous kick-ass mobile version. View sections, categories, and posts; read, post, and reply; view attachments. It's all HTML5 and CSS3 powered by JQuery Mobile and our Elegance Mobile Joomla! template.

Highlights and key features:

  • Both Kunena 1.7 and soon-to-be-released 2.0 are supported
  • Displays sections, categories, child categories, posts
  • Allows read, post, reply
  • Displays Attachments
  • iPhone App mode for the front page
  • HTML5, CSS3, SEO
  • Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 compatible

The extension comes with a full year of priority support, documentation, and continuous improvement. Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension has been designed and developed in cooperation with the Kunena core team. Your each Kunena Mobile Extension purchase will support their development.

If you want to see how the extension looks like, just navigate to www.mobilejoomla.com with your mobile phone and browse our forums. We naturally use it ourselves.

Kunena is the first Mobile Joomla! supported forum extension. We will continue to add more of your favorite Joomla! extensions to our library. If you are a Joomla! extension/template provider and interested in getting top grade mobile support, send us a note!

Free Kunena Extension winners

Thanks to hundreds of supporters who participated in our Kunena campaign! We drew 3 people among the participants and contacted them on Twitter. They'll all receive a free Mobile Joomla! Elegance+Kunena bundle. Those who participated but didn't win - watch your Twitter inbox for our special thank you treat!

Launch Offer!

Get Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension now for -30% with promotion code MJKLP30GEIOD - valid until the end of Monday April 16th!

Meet us at J and Beyond 2012

We are participating in J and Beyond (or "JaB"), the biggest international Joomla! event taking place next month in Germany. It's the third year of the conference and looks like it's just getting bigger and better.

The final program is now online on the event site - there are 6 keynotes and 75 sessions hosted by over 70 speakers. The event will also host the Joomla Open Source Creative and Artistic Recognition awards (J.O.S.C.A.R.), to recognize the very best talent in the Joomla community. If you like Mobile Joomla!, please nominate us for the Free Joomla Add-ons and Mobile Web Sites categories!

Mobile Joomla! founder Ugur Kaner will also deliver a presentation at the event, drawing from our years of experience with mobile and Joomla. The talk is titled Mobilizing Joomla! - What We Have Learnt in 5 Years, and What to Expect in the Next 5

The presentation will lead the audience through a journey of where mobile came from, how it's affecting the Joomla! ecosystem, and how it will continue to change our and everyone else's world. Ugur will also share some unique data and insights on what works and doesn't on mobile. Furthermore, he'll explain how mobile can help solve challenges of sustaining open source development.

We believe the event is going to be great with lots of cool people - hope to see many of you there!

Ps. Note that you can also keep up with J and Beyond discussion following the Twitter hashtag #jab12.

Once again, if you like Mobile Joomla!, please nominate us for the Free Joomla Add-ons and Mobile Web Sites categories for J.O.S.C.A.R!

Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension - Your Chance to Win!

Kunena Mobile Joomla! extension Can you feel it in the air...?! A few days ago we told you about Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension. Your wait won't be long anymore, as it will be released during next week!

Today we will introduce the extension in more detail and announce an exciting competition! You can win your very own free Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension and Elegance Mobile Joomla! template by participating (check instructions below).

Over time, we have been requested to support a big number of extensions, and Kunena has always been one of the most-asked-for. We thought it's finally time to make it happen, and obviously the right way to do it was to collaborate with the Kunena core team.

So we partnered with Kunena and now present the only Mobile Joomla! supported forum extension, offering the best HTML5 mobile user experience for your community!

Highlights and key features:

  • For Kunena 1.7 to 2.0
  • Sections, categories, child categories, posts
  • Read, post, reply
  • Attachments
  • App mode for front page
  • HTML5, CSS3, SEO
  • Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 compatible

Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension is designed from the ground up for the most common mobile use cases. We've spent many hours carefully designing it to provide high performance and quality that we are really happy with. 

The extension comes with premium support, documentation and continuous improvement. To ensure high performance and beautiful look and feel using JQuery Mobile, the Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension requires Elegance Mobile Joomla! Template to work. By purchasing you will support Kunena's core extension development.

Participate and WIN!!

To make a good use of your time while waiting for the launch, participate in our competition to win 3 free licenses to Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension + Elegance Mobile Joomla! Template bundle!

Like in our previous competition, we will keep it clear and simple - please follow the instructions below.

Only thing you need is a valid Twitter account and if you'd like to double your chance, a Facebook account.


  1. Follow us on Twitter by clicking the "Follow" button above or this link
  2. Retweet our Twitter message by clicking "Retweet" button above or this link
  3. If you would like to double your chance, like Mobile Joomla! and this post (click 'Like' on top of this article) on Facebook.
  4. If you would like to triple your chance, leave a comment below and tell us which site should mobilize their Kunena forum using this extension. 

Rules:

  • The contest will run until end of Monday April 9th, 23:59 PST. 
  • We accept only one entry per person. Naturally you need to adhere to the Twitter rules.
  • We will randomly draw the winners in our sole discretion from legitimate entries and contact them via Twitter direct message.
  • You are responsible for complying with the laws and regulations of your country. Void where illegal.

Good luck!

Mobile Content Extension

Today we release a new Mobile Joomla! extension for our advanced users: Mobile Joomla! Mobile Content extension.

Mobile Content extension allows you to prepare and filter content using specific tags i.e {mobile}...{/mobile} or {desktop}...{/desktop}. This will be very useful for those, who would like to display different content based on the browsing device.

Mobile Joomla! Mobile Content extension is available today on Mobile Joomla! Extension Directory for free! Check out its Mobile Content Extension documentation for details.

Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension is coming soon!

Kunena Mobile Joomla! extensionUpdate: The Kunena Mobile Joomla! extension is released!

We are on fire!! Soon, you will have the sexiest forum on this planet that rocks iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and countless many others, besides Firefox, Chrome: Your favorite Joomla! forum extension Kunena is coming to Mobile Joomla!

Apart from being a highly requested Mobile Joomla! extension, we love Kunena and have been happily communicating with you using their extension on our forums for some years already. We have worked closely with the Kunena team crafting every detail and we are convinced and confident that you will also find Kunena Mobile Joomla! Extension absolutely gorgeous!

It's designed for most common mobile use cases without unnecessary clutter to provide best and frictionless user experience for your community. Thanks to Elegance Mobile Joomla! Template and JQuery Mobile, it has a stunning look & feel, high performance and quality, at the same time compliant with HTML5.

Kunena Mobile Joomla! extension is a premium extension with premium support, documentation and continuous improvement. To ensure high performance and beautiful look, it requires Elegance Mobile Joomla! Template to work. From the beginning, Kunena Mobile Joomla! extension has been designed and developed in cooperation with the Kunena core team. We will be supporting their development with every purchase.

The extension will be released soon. Stay tuned!