The name JBolo! is derived from the Hindi word 'Bolo' which means to talk. Styled to look like the popular chat on Gmail & Facebook, this application promises to be an exciting thing for Social Networks in Joomla.
JBolo! integrates flawlessly with Joomla, CB, Jomsocial, Mighty / People Touch as per your choice.
A Must have for Joomla!, JomSocial & CB based Social Networking websites.
The Support subscription entitles you to support as well as access to updates for the product during this period. You can keep using the product on your site for life but updates can only be accessed in the subscription period.
The Extension Includes :
- Joomla Component
- Chat Module ( Can be configured to show all online users or online friends)
- Plugins for CB & JomSocial
A complete rewrite of older JBolo
Joomla 2.5.x - 3.x compatability
Integrates Seamlessly with Plain Joomla, Community Builder, JomSocial, Mighty / People Touch, CB Super Activity Module from Axis
Group chat support
Better history view
Better file sending view
All new admin dashboard
Two newly styled chat themes - gmail and facebook
User can set their status as Available, Away & Invisible
Hide Link Icons on FB chat bar options in backend
Facebook like chatbar
Icons on the chatbar which links you to frequently used pages
View activities of Jomsocial on the chatbar
Module supports showing all online users/ only friends.
Automatic Purging of Chat Database is supported via Cron Support.
Gmail style bottom right display of chat boxes.
Keeps chat boxes open and stores state (data) even when pages are browsed/refreshed similar to Facebook.
Displays “Sent at…” after 3 minutes of inactivity.
Displays “X says…” & blinks chat boxes when window is not in focus.
Minimize and close chat boxes.
Includes Jomsocial & CB Plugins to show status on profile.
Chat History Support, Clear Chat & Bad Words Filters
Sound Notification on every ping you receive, when you are not using the site
Group Support Integration for Other components like JomSocial, SuperGroups, GroupJive
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i use mighty touch on my website (+250000 visitors /month) and integration with mighty touch is really poor so i asked to cometchat team to create an integration (coming soon)
I am not sure what you mean by Poor integration. JBolo supports mighty touch very well & supports chat lists with mighty touch friends.. If you need further integration, we need to know in what way ! We really appreciate feedback & would love to know what you mean by this..
1) The chat, while it does "work", is erratic. Sometimes you get the message, sometimes you don't"
2) The FB bar does NOT load in IE7 or below, or in compatibility mode in IE8.
3) MORE problems when you integrate CB Superactivity module: Blank screens, problems loading, etc.
I contacted TechJoomla, and they sent me ONE email, vaguely asking for logins. I responded asking WHAT logins?..and haven't heard back.
IF, they can get these things worked this will be an outstanding advantage to any site. But that is a big "IF".
Warm Regards, Dave
I cant start a support discussion here.. But i will try to clarify what i can.
1. The first issue is most likely due to a JS conflict with either the template or some other extension on your site. This can be fixed either by checking the settings for force load jquery & no conflict settings in the module. If that does not solve it, to contact support so that they can provide a alternative version that is available if your site needs it.
2. This is not a known issue & has been tested with several different templates. Again can be related to where you publish it.. Have you tried publishing it in the debug position ?
3. This issue should not be related to JBolo as we are simply loading the module ( Super activity ) in the JBolo bar.. But we'll take it up with them.
I am sorry if our support team was not more specific . We usually need the Joomla admin access to check. We shall be more careful in the future.
Once again, i am sure we can get the issues solved on your site. I have checked with the team & your ticket has been replied asking for the above access. Our site was having some issues from Thursday till Saturday.. So if you have not got a notification, please add a reply with your admin access. We'll get it fixed for you !
If you compare with 123 Web Messenger, who charge minimum $199, and this on a yearly basis to still limit you to 50 users, then I think the price of $30 is very reasonable as a one-time fee with no user limit at all!
I've installed it, and it works like a charm! My sincere thanks to the developers of jBolo to offer this at a reasonable price, please continue to do so!
A few small remarks:
- The chat does not always display when a user has gone offline
- Additional icons on the bar for CB users would be nice for in the future, like is already available for JomSocial users.
To me, these are just minor remarks that won't stop me from using and purchasing this extension. If you're looking for a Facebook-like chatbar or a Gmail-like chat, this is exactly that!
However, be aware that apparently the support person/people are touchy - even though we can't understand why.
We had a problem getting the extension to run. We submitted a tech support request - it took four days but the problem was resolved and we're happy with the product.
The strange part is that as soon as we reported that the fix worked ------- they banned our IP AND our user name from their site. Apparently, we won't even be able to pay them to renew our support contract.
We can't understand it. We did send daily one-sentence requests for a status update. But that was only because we saw them on our site for two hours on the day we requested support - but they didn't reply to us for four days after that.
So - nice product - decent tech support - but a very weird experience overall.
When the instant messaging module is on the side of your Joomla page and there's 3 or 4 people logged in that is in your connections.. that's fine. It's great. It looks neat, you click on their name and chat.
...But what if you have a big site, like myself, where people have 20-30+ friends in their connections? Jbolo then stretches the page downwards displaying every single friend who is online, rather than showing maybe 5-6 and then minimizing the rest of the module.
The alternative of course is to buy JBolo with the new "FB-style bar"... but people want to come to your site because it's your site. If they wanted to chat on Facebook they'd go to Facebook.
The FB bar doesn't work, anyway. It simply shows a little tab saying "chat".. it doesn't say how many people are online.
If you want a Joomla instant messenger with a bar at the bottom that feels less FB-Cloney and shows how many of your friends are online in the actual tab, go for 123webmessenger.
I give 10/10 for JBolo its self, the idea that is. But 1/10 for forward thinking.
Somebody didn't use their brain and didn't stop for a second to say "hang on, what if there's 20/30 people online? It's going to display a big list of users down the side". Because of this reason I've had to disable the module and tomorrow will be cancelling my subscription.
If you would just add a ticket to our support system, we can easily fix this issue for you. In fact, a 'scroll' option is already in the SVN & will be out in the next release.
Your inputs are always welcome & will help us in improving the extension !
Regarding the FB Bar version. Thanks for the 'No Online' Input. We will incorporate it in the upcoming version.
The JBolo! team also did a great job customizing the application to our site per our specifications for integration with other third-party components (at an additional cost, of course, but worth it).
The only suggestion I had for them was to make the look and feel more customizable via CSS, since the design is rather rigid as of the current release. However, I'm told that they've added this to their development schedule, so I enthusiastically give this software 5 stars!
Thanks a lot for the review ! Yes the few elements in the structure that are not controlled via CSS will be in the upcoming releases..
And the customization we did is to be released to all very soon :)
We are sorry you experienced a Support failure on our end. The issues with the ticket system as well as issues you reported have been resolved. We are sorry that you could not post a ticket & so your query went unnoticed.
We strive to provide the best support for our products & as you will see from other reviews that you are the first person to be disappointed & we are extremely sorry for the lapse on our part.
Thanks a lot for your feedback
Enter jBolo. Installation is a breeze: I installed the component, a module, and 2 plugins. To test, I opened up one browser in Safari, one in Firefox, and logged in as two different users in each window. Wow! It works right out of the box, with a look and feel very similar to Gmail and Facebook chat.
Great component and a very reasonable price. Well done!