The New Boonex Site

Andrew Boon posted 2 days ago in Boonex & Unity. 12 comments.

Cleaner and leaner Boonex.com is going live!   The site is updated with refreshed look, Dolphin.Pro 7.2 materials, memberships information and new licensing terms. There are a few more changes coming over the next few days, so please don't mind the slightly wacky Market and Trac. They'll look great soon!   License Pricing  

Dolphin.Pro 7.2 Released - Powerful, Beautiful, Mobile.

Andrew Boon posted 3 days ago in Development. 24 comments.

After two years of “service” updates and 6 months of feature development and testing, the new Dolphin.Pro 7.2 FINAL is released and is available for immediate download.

Boonex Forums Restructured

Andrew Boon posted 10 days ago in Boonex & Unity. 1 comment.

In preparation for the upcoming changes and planned Knowledge Base overhaul we have restructured Boonex Forums. Some categories have been moved to Archive, and some have been merged with new ones.    General idea is to step away from software versions or types (web, mobile, desktop, trident, etc.). Forums are now focused on users intention. Those who come to learn the basics go

Dolphin.Pro 7.2 Release Candidate is here! (attention ALL DEVELOPERS)

Andrew Boon posted 11 days ago in Development. 38 comments.

Today we are releasing Dolphin.Pro 7.2 RC. This update is particularly important for all developers who have extensions in BoonEx Market. There will be no or only minor changes from RC to Final, so now is the best time to update your extensions to ensure compatibility. Remember, Market will be listing only 7.2-compatible extensions as Featured.   

Must-Read! Big changes coming in September.

Andrew Boon posted 12 days ago in News & Feedback. 89 comments.

In just one week Boonex will turn 15. Perfect milestone to introduce some serious changes. In this post I will briefly outline what is planned for the month of September. More details posts will follow.  

Mission: Diligent Support

Andrew Boon posted 7th of August 2015 in Agents & Support. 17 comments.

While Dolphin Pro 7.2 work is being finalised, we decided to focus on our support system. We are a small team working with lots of clients, but we believe that there are things that can be improved anyway. Sometimes we miss important requests or fail to reply in time. Documentation is getting outdated and somewhat disorganised. A lot of clients

Dolphin Pro 7.2 Beta 2

Andrew Boon posted 3rd of August 2015 in Development. 33 comments.

July was a bug-squashing month. Thanks to community report we have been able to identify and fix a whole lot of issues in the recently announced Dolphin 7.2 Beta. It seemed overwhelming at first, though only natural for the amount of new features and improvements that we came up with. Today, we have the second beta for you.

Developers invitation

AlexT posted 9th of July 2015 in Development. 3 comments.

We're inviting selected developers to participate in Dolphin development. We believe that it will be beneficial for the developers and the Dolphin community. We are opening the way where developers can introduce own enhancements into the Dolphin core which will make their mods to work better without modifications.   

Dolphin Pro 7.2 Beta Released!

Andrew Boon posted 9th of July 2015 in Development. 44 comments.

It is impossible to overstate significance of this release. Dolphin Pro 7.2 is the first major feature update in over 2 years! Yes, it is still a "BETA" package, but it doesn't normally take long to progress from feature-final beta to a full stable release. Also, if you're brave and if you don't need to upgrade from 7.1, it is

New Photo Uploader in Dolphin 7.2

Andrew Boon posted 28th of June 2015 in Development. 33 comments.

Upcoming Dolphin Pro version update has just received yet another cool improvement - a whole new Photo Uploader!   The new uploader doesn't rely on Flash; supports multiple photos; shows previews BEFORE the photo is uploaded and does resizing on user-end (again BEFORE upload even occurs). It also has a much nicer, cleaner interface...

Dolphin Pro 7.2 Admin Facelift

Andrew Boon posted 13th of June 2015 in Development. 43 comments.

Administration panel of the upcoming 7.2 release has received a refreshed design. We are now going through little bits and pieces, but you can already see the general idea. Mostly it's a switch to non-bitmap design elements (retina support), but while we're testing it out we're also adding small fixes and improvements, like "quick links" in dashboard, new library for

Top "Row" Added to Pages Builder (and the new Profile Cover is using it)

Andrew Boon posted 9th of June 2015 in Development. 19 comments.

The "add new row" feature for Pages Builder has been requested more than once, but we hesitated mostly because directly adding rows always seemed like a sure way of breaking layouts. Still, there are situations when something like a row is needed.    For Dolphin Pro 7.2 we have examined a number of potential situations when extra row may be useful and

Updated Shoutbox - Emojis and More

Andrew Boon posted 8th of June 2015 in Development. 29 comments.

Shoutbox module in Dolphin Pro 7.2 will be a whole lot better! It is now possible to add it to any page, and developers can use it in their modules. In default implementation it will appear on homepage, group page and event page. Design and layout updated. Responsiveness added. And finally - bringing us all out of the caves of

MoxieManager for Dolphin 7.2 and Dolphin 7.1.6. License is on us!

Andrew Boon posted 4th of June 2015 in Development. 8 comments.

We have acquired an Enterprise license for MoxieManager media-manager and integrated it into Dolphin Pro 7.2. Instructions 7.1.6 also available. All Dolphin users can get MoxieManager for free, under the terms of our license, for use within Dolphin platform.  

Dolphin Pro 7.1.6 Released. Important Service Update!

Andrew Boon posted 27th of May 2015 in Development. 35 comments.

This is a highly recommended version that includes fixes for social sharing and YouTube video embeds. Additionally, 7.1.6 closes a reported security vulnerability, making it an urgent “must have” update.  

Join & Login Forms in Dolphin Pro 7.2

Andrew Boon posted 27th of May 2015 in Development. 16 comments.

Competition in social networking space is tough. Users have all the options in the world and are ready to move on to somebody else's site if they face a tiniest obstacle on yours. It's getting harder to sign them up. And #1 make-it-or-break-it, sign-up-driving, first-impression-creatin g component of a social network platform is, of course, the sign up form. And not

Now is the best time to launch your own niche social network!

Andrew Boon posted 19th of May 2015 in Ideas & Dreams. 12 comments.

Facebook is 11, Twitter is 9, BoonEx is 14. In human years that means that online social networking is already mature, sophisticated and proven. It is here to stay. People get it and like it (no pun intended).  

Introducing Social Software Wiki

Andrew Boon posted 19th of May 2015 in Tutorials & Help. 5 comments.

Today we are launching Social Software Wiki - community-edited repository of documentation, tips, answers, reviews and comparisons of various social software products. It's not just for DolphinPro - it's for any popular social software product.  www.socialsoftware .wiki 

Member Menus in DolphinPro 7.2

Andrew Boon posted 11th of May 2015 in Development. 19 comments.

In DolphinPro 7.2 development we are particularly focused on improving overall usability of the platform. Quite simply, we want end-users to be able to enjoy networking and sharing instead of trying to figure out how the site works. And the most crucial "driver" of good user experience is, of course, navigation. We spend a whole lot of time figuring out

Trident Beta 2 Released

Andrew Boon posted 11th of May 2015 in Development. 8 comments.

Trident Beta 2 is released. This update will automatically push to all active Trident-based sites that have auto-updated enabled. This is the cool thing about Trident - when updates comes you don't have to do anything.     

Dolphin 7.2 Development Progress Update

Andrew Boon posted 5th of May 2015 in Development. 60 comments.

Next major version of our flagship product - Dolphin Pro 7.2 - is under active development again. We can already see that the process is vastly different from the way we did it before. Improvements and fixes are not just progressing from 7.1, they also stem from Trident (our resident lab rat).   There is no Beta or Alpha version available yet

Trident Beta Released at ONLINE.ME

Andrew Boon posted 22nd of April 2015 in Development. 22 comments.

The first feature-final release of Trident has arrived. Meet Trident 8.0 BETA! It only took what... 5 years?

Let's see how to turn Dolphin into SPAM-repellent! Ideas. Tips. Tools.

Andrew Boon posted 16th of April 2015 in Tips & Tricks. 13 comments.

Your fresh-out-of-the-oven social network is up and running. Hosting server optimised, friends invited, initial marketing campaign launched, coffee is still hot and... TA-DA! The first member joined! Name is "Prudence", wants to "meet nice people", and... WOW! Another one! Girl again... posting in blog already... something about designer bags..? WTF!?! Before the day is out your server is bogged down

How would you make COMMENTS look and work on mobiles?

Andrew Boon posted 10th of April 2015 in Development. 23 comments.

Comments can make or brake engagement on a content-focused social network. Mobile traffic overtakes desktop traffic on social networking sites. Getting comments to look and work perfectly on mobile devices is crucial for social software platform like Dolphin. Let's talk about what would constitute the most elegant, user-friendly, efficient, secure and engaging commenting system.