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Highlighted key features: Custom registration, ticket selling, payment gateway, event listing, modular architecture, self adapting template, geolocation, multilanguage. Restful APIs, full Mobile app included, at the door capabilities, HTML5 microdata, communication tools, MailChimp integration, frontend event creation, editing and moderation.
In a nutshell:
Ohanah app installs directly into a Joomla (1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0!) website and fully uses its module architecture and template engine to automagically adapt and style. Events can be created in few seconds, with custom registration forms, ticket selling through payment gateways, email & attendees management and much more. Ohanah app is fully equipped with strong REST APIs, produces JSON for you to integrate further, comes with a full HTML5 mobile web app that gives you the basis for developing your ultimate mobile event experience. Built around leading technologies like HTML5 semantic web markup to rank your events higher then using any other solution without having you to write a single meta description or keyword! HMVC to bring MVC code on the next level. Available in more then 30 languages Ohanah app has everything packed to get you covered even on your toughest events needs. A fully dedicated support team will take care of your needs to never let you down.
Learn more: http://www.ohanah.com
Since the support is better than you can probably imagine, I would still recommend using Ohanah and if you run into troubles, ask the support.
My questions / error reports have been answered and even fixes within 24 hours.
Therefore, I still rate Ohanah as excellent, although there are some todos for the Ohanah team.
Ohanah is very easy to use. The submission of events is easy and straigtforward. My client immediatly fell in love with the clean and short form for adding events at the frontend.
There are some whishes I have, most of them are allready asked for in the support section and scheduled by the team.
Support is excellent! I have had five questions, which were all answered within 24 hours. The one thing I wanted to have modified and was not supported by the team was fixed within a couple of hours, due to the clear code.
Ohanah is unfortunately not meeting all my needs at the moment, but the developer is releasing frequent updates with new features implemented.
In the support section you are allowed to suggest new features and vote for those you wan't implemented. This is nice, but I feel that maybe the product has been released a little bit early.
All in all, I am satisfied with the product and very satisfied with the support and response time of the developer.
I recommend this extension for it's clean and nice user interface and the support of the developer. But be sure to check the feature list before buying so you won't be disappointed.
The support is also quick and great, so yes:
a big five stars for this great component!
Hello grohl39, if ohanah wasn't fit for you you could have just asked for a refund straight away 8 month ago and we will have just refunded you :) ...we aren't about the money, we just are about gr8 products and gr8 support.
The v2 is a completely new product and come packed even with a full mobile app that work together with the extension and just this alone is worth every penny. We appreciated you as a customer of the old version and therefore kindly offered you a super discount offer if you needed or wanted to upgrade. There are plenty of awesome website out there made with the v1 and upgrading is not mandatory, as stated we will keep giving you lifespan support and fixes for the old version you bought, we just won't stop supporting it!
We are sorry to hear about you being disappointed What we can suggest you is to please open a ticket on the support system and if money is everything that matter to you, we will be more then happy to refund you even now after 8 month.
V2 astonishingly easy to use.
Very clean admin layout, very little clutter and the way it integrates with your template is amazing. You really need to check out the neat Module injectors.
Support has been super quick with some questions being answered same day. Amazing.
Check out the Mobile App, very clever though I have yet to find a reason to use it. But trust me I am looking as its a cool feature.
Only think I would like to see is a way to download and export your events, contacts, venues etc. in a CSV formsat would be nice.
Never the less if your looking for quick and simple component that has everything you might need to manage events then look no further than Ohanah.
Cons: There is no function to purchase tickets at varying prices. Example: If you want to charge a price for a single person but a lower price for multiple tickets. There is also no function for a coupon code.
Unfortunately, that is a major flaw that I missed when purchasing this extension (I bought the 12 months support too.) It's a feature that is really, truly needed on my site and is available through comparable extensions. When discussed with support, I was not under the impression that these features would happen any time soon, despite multiple requests for them on their support message boards. Please be advised of this if those features are important to you.
If that feature does not apply to you, this extension could really work.
Lastly, support is really on it for current features.
Wrote to Ohanah, they insist on backend access to resolve the problem. I asked them to remote on my computer to view the backend instead as I would never trust someone on my backend access with access to all root folders. Then they ask for info on my site, i gave all the php info, system info, turn debug on and everything, found out their module injector is in conflict with other modules. Then they replied "Can you send me a backup of the site using Akeeba so I can find out which extension is causing the conflict? "
All these bugs has been going on for a week, I uninstalled from my site, very rude customer service says "I'm being difficult for not giving back end access"
What's so difficult in remoting on my PC and solve the problems? They claim they need developer tools to resolve it. Hey I'm a web developer and i should have all the tools you need
Now obviously my problems with module injector is not working fine and I have uninstalled it from my site and when I ask for refunds, they said NO because they claim I didn't cooperate to resolve the problems. Hey guys, this component is not a BETA release! We are not here to become your tester!! To become your tester to test bugs, we are supposed to be paid instead!
Here's their reply on not giving me a refund
"The module injector is a feature no other Joomla extension has, and it could create conflicts with some of them given it is 10 days old.
Our beta phase has lasted 2 months, we can't possibly test every Joomla extension and see if it creates incompatibilities."
Well, if you are patient enough to install this component and willing to give your backend access to them to solve this problem, and you not knowing what they do to resolve the problem, then you may buy it? If you ever need to reinstall your site, and if you are no longer in support subscription, then you are doomed. This guys are really difficult to deal with. Alternatively I suggest you wait couple of months before their stable release!
I like the extension, but have paid far less for others out there and have received far superior support.
If their support were better I would give the extension a higher score.
Hello Fishez, thank you very much for your review and for pointing us where to improve.
While forums are open so that the community can help each other, tickets are replied on a 24h basis. Even if for us is a very very busy period as we are finishing the v2 of ohanah (more then 1300 code commits have been made) we strive our best to give the greatest support.
I've used other free event extensions, but this one definitely tops the others and should be much easier for my clients to use. Thank you Ohanah!!
Keep it up guys, getting into your world was the best things I did, and worth every penny of it, thanks to be there, and thanks to care about my events!