How to get the first 1000 real members to join your social network. On a shoestring budget.

Andrew Boon posted 9 days ago in Social Software. 21 comments.

Zero.   That’s how many members your “community” site has right after you've completed installation, initial setup, branding and customisation. Not much of a community, eh!  

Introducing Leased License, Subscriptions and Hosting!

Andrew Boon posted 11 days ago in Boonex News. 0 comments.

Dolphin.Pro is awesome! It’s getting better and better. And still, very often people have troubles with installation, setup, settings, hosting, etc. Some need dedicated support. Some just need a good hosting to start with. Some want to try running a licensed site for while without paying a full license fee.   Dolphin.Pro is very powerful. Its power unfolds more and more when

Dolphin upgrade patch from 7.1.6 to 7.2.0

AlexT posted 13 days ago in Dolphin.pro News. 11 comments.

Here is upgrade patch from 7.1.6 to 7.2.0.    If you have custom templates and/or modules then it's better to ask authors about compatibility with 7.2.0 version before upgrading.

Fork Dolphin.Pro on GitHub, pretty please!

Andrew Boon posted 11th of September 2015 in Dolphin.pro News. 9 comments.

Dear developers, designers, web-masters!   If you're working with Dolphin.Pro, either creating extensions, adapting it for your project or modifying it for your clients, please consider forking it from our GitHub repository and submitting pull requests when you make improvements. 

All your old licenses are now upgraded.

Andrew Boon posted 9th of September 2015 in Boonex News. 3 comments.

As planned, we have now upgraded all old licenses to "Dolphin.Pro License" for all accounts. Prime holders received 2 licenses per Prime package, and all Permanent licenses have been upgraded one-to-one. Mobile licenses are also converted to full Dolphin.Pro licenses.   Every Dolphin.Pro license allows branding-free use of Dolphin.Pro on one domain. Dolphin Mobile Apps will connect to registered sites only, so

Dolphin.Pro is now on GitHub

Andrew Boon posted 6th of September 2015 in Boonex News. 1 comment.

Dolphin.Pro development is moved to GitHub   Dolphin.Pro Code is where the code now lives. Developers are encouraged to fork the repository and then use that as your own centralised repository. From there you can send "pull requests" to the Boonex Dolphin.Pro project with your changes and then we can review them before deciding whether to include them in to the main code-base.

The New Boonex Site

Andrew Boon posted 2nd of September 2015 in Boonex News. 18 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 1st of September 2015 in Dolphin.pro News. 32 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 25th of August 2015 in Boonex News. 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 24th of August 2015 in Dolphin.pro News. 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 24th of August 2015 in Boonex News. 90 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 Boonex News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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 Boonex News. 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 Dolphin.pro News. 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