The 2015 was turbulent, but very productive. We released DolphinPro 7.2, introduced subscriptions with hosting, significantly improved customer support, finally "birthed" the first full Trident package, updated Boonex, moved repos to GitHub, launched Dolphin Connect, became PayPal Partners and progressed with DolphinPro 7.3 development enough to feel confident about delivering it on time (1st of March 2016 or earlier). Great, challenging, decisive year. Thank you for being with us all along!
Next year should be a year of refinement, improvement and excitement! Now that we have the new products and new business structure in place, we are ready to bring in the fun stuff - cool new features, apps, modules and evolutionary revisions of changes made in 2015. Time to lighten up and play - the Fire Monkey year!
Surely, there are some long-standing issues that need to be addressed as well. Things we've been putting off "until 7.2 is out" or "until we launch subscriptions" or "until Trident is ready", etc. Let's have a look at some of the focus-areas for 2016...
DolphinPro offers a nice Simple Chat, a recently improved Shoutbox and very capable Flash-based Chat and Messenger. That's good, but since Flash is nearing its death and has never been an option on mobiles, we need a new full-featured Chat/Messenger solution. We are working on it already and will release in 2016.
In 2015 our main goal was to make DolphinPro itself mobile-friendly. Now, we can leverage this improvement and update Dolphin mobile apps, adding most, if not all, of the DolphinPro site functionality to them. We may also be releasing a standalone set of mobile apps just for chat/messenger.
We know that a lot of clients spend thousands on Boonex Market, only to realise that after every new DolphinPro version some of the purchased modules become "outdated". Active Vendors keep up with new version fairly well, but for some there isn't enough incentive to look after their products and their clients. We want to change this situation once and for all.
Subscriptions allowed us to streamline site-launch process for Dolphin beginners, but there is still room for improvement. In 2016 we want to put together resources, tools and offers that would make Dolphin experience for beginners absolutely frictionless.
And finally, we want Dolphin web-masters to make more money from their commercial sites. So, we'll be working on better Store, improved billing, universal API for payment systems, ads and customer-support tools.
With this, we wish you a wonderful New Year! Thank you!