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Hotspots Pro ComponentModulePluginExtension Specific Addon

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Bring the power of Google Maps to your site!

Hotspots is a highly configurable Google Maps marker manager released for Joomla developed by compojoom. HotSpots supports multiple categories with different icons for your locations (markers). How do you know if HotSpots is good for you. Visit our demo and see the flexibility how to show multiple locations for your office, or many locations for your directory for your city site. See how you can bring your site to the next level.

Who can use Hotspots. Everyone → Endless possibilities:

- Offices with multiple locations on contact page - Show where you are located and give the power to the users to find you.
- City directory site - Gives the ability to show all your government locations, parks, and more
- Hotel sites - Share many restraints, theaters, stores and so much more that is around you giving your clients more information before they check in.
- And more...

- able to handle 100k or 1M locations thanks to custom tiles + server side boundary method (check our demo we have 90k locations!)
- styled maps support
- weather, traffic, transit, bicycle, panoramio layers
- KML support
- Import markers from KML files
- Custom fields (currently text & select)
- Supports JomSocial and Community Builder 

- You can show the Jomsocial & community Builder users on a map
- K2 integration - ability to show items on the map + show a map under the k2 item
- Matukio integration - ability to show your events on a map
- Individual categories with custom marker icons on the map

- Each marker has an individual description, this can be added with or without a picture
 (each marker can have custom icon & link to com_content, k2, sobiPro)
- Frontend marker adding (as option) with a drag & drop marker & geolocation support!

- Detail page for every single marker

- Give your users the ability to create route planing

- Printing and mailing of current map

- RSS feed
 Sobi2 Data Import

- Ajax based, no reloading of the map needed

- 500 sample marker icons included to give you the ability to create any marker

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Reviews: 23
My 3 star rating is based on the following: For a hotspot thing the component is good,some minor bugs, but there are things i dont like and thats the frequency of updates offered by the author. He doesnt release bugfix versions, or additional functionality...nothing. If he stays on this speed you get 1 update/release per year. This has been discussed on his forum and its clear that customers pay the price for the time he needs to learn things and reading books. Personally I think thats a big no no. His view is to release stable versions. But nothing is really that stable. Because of the variety of users and their situations more releases would be in his best interest. As for support, well ive seen worse but already seen topics of 6 days old not answered, and thats in the customer forum. And it does happen a lot he doesnt follow replies from customers so you end up with a non answered question. So is it a good buy ? Probably yes...the author is a nice guy but he should step up a little bit. However, be aware of 1 release per payment, and support when he's not reading and learning.
Owner's reply

Hi Yamada,

Yes, the last stable version was released in August, but this should actually speak about the stability of that release. You should also note that there have been several development releases released to all subscribers to test and discuss the progress of the component.

About the forum threads not answered - I would ask all of the JED users to visit our forum and to see for themselves if we answer support requests or not. Let me put a little bit of statistics, because stats never lie: There are total of 2527 topics of which 118 don't have a reply - and if someone want to examine closely - you can see that 99% of those 118 topics are in the "Wish list" category or code contributions from other users. + 99% of those are older than 3 years.

Kind regards,

Reviews: 1
If I have the choice to choose more than excellent i would never hesitate.
Daniel with his support is a great man.He did me a wonderful favor and provided a fast ,reliable and efficient support.
The extensions worked perfectly and smoothly and the output is perfect .
Thank you compojoom and keep it high.
Reviews: 1
This application is fantastic!
Works like a charm!
At the beginning I have a problem but in 10 minutes Daniel (the support) have resolve it!
Really really really great!!!
Reviews: 1
It's exactely what i was looking for.
It allow to create many categories of spots in the same map, easy to configure and Immediately online.
The support is very very good. fast and friendly!
Reviews: 1
Extension initially installed easily and worked well, but Joomla got a little screwed up and caused some problems. I contacted Daniel on support and he did not rest until the problem was resolved. Top class support, couldn't recommend highly enough.

Extension now working perfectly and very well.
Reviews: 3
This is one of the Excellent Maps component i have used till now. I had few issues after installing the component and after contacting developer it got resolved within few mins. Exellent support i would say.
I have found some bugs and solved it too. Posting fixes here it may help to solve others as well.
1) Links were not able to put into description and was breaking everything
Solution :
Go into phpmyadmin-> go to hotspots_marker table -> click on structure -> find the description field and change it with Text or medium text

2) Wanted to show all hotpots from all category by default. I needed hack.

3) Apply button on hotspot was not working
Solution :
go to administraotr/comopnents/com_hotspots/controllers/hotspots
line 189
switch ($this->_task) {
change it to
switch (JRequest::getCmd('task')) {
Reviews: 6
This is the best component of it kind, after trying many others, I am very happy with this one

And support is very fast

Reviews: 5
At first I thought the cost of this component was an issue, but then after experiencing the support and the features this component has I can say that it's worth every penny.

Keep up the good work Daniel......
Reviews: 1
This is the component I needed for my website. easy to install and a lot of features. Great support.

Thanks Daniel (developper) for your great support

Reviews: 2
Reviews: 1
This is a great map extension.
I had issues after installing it, but after contacting the support the issue was solved very quickly.
Very easy to use and everything is self explanatory.
I guess few more hotspot detail options like url, phone, and such would be great, but nothing that would change my opinion about it.
Reviews: 1
I experiencied some little issues with my Hotspots.
I contacted the developer and my problems were solved in several minutes.
I'm very happy with this component and the support was just excellent!
Reviews: 3
the best support, and an EXCELLENT and AMAZING product. the personal support i received for a custom problem (not a problem with hotspots), and even though this was not his problem he helped me fix it. Very talented and helpful support. i recommend this to anyone who likes what the demo looks like, it works great!
Reviews: 2
I rarely purchase extensions, especially when there's no "lite" version to demo on my own site. However, I needed a very full featured, multi-location map and after looking at all the other offerings, I made the leap.
The extension has a clean look and a very nice user interface: one can zoom, pick and filter locations, email the map, etc. Most impressive is the support--my questions were answered in a timely manner and no inquiry seemed too small (or in my case, stupid). Cudos to the developers on this one!
Reviews: 8
Excellent component with excellent support
Thanks Daniel
Reviews: 4
I had to get a map solution up right away and I've had experience with a few other less than positive map extension experiences in the last few years.

Before I downloaded it I had some reservations about this solution. It looked okay but I couldn't tell if it would do all the things I needed, especially allow map point edits from the front-end of the site.

I can now tell you that if you have any reservations about this solution, forget them. Not only is this the greatest map solution available as a Joomla extension, but the support is exceptional.

Don't waste your time trying to make a non-commercial solution work correctly with your site or wait forever to hear back from some of the other commercial solution providers. Download and install Hotspots then go spend time fixing something else.
Reviews: 1
I invite you to use this component.
The assistance is also incredible!

Thanks Daniel (the developer)
Reviews: 1
just want to share how this apps is great. very customizable and well integrated.

and one thing very important for any extension : quality of support i've never seen before ! quick and helpfull answers !
Reviews: 1
What else can I say.... the headline does it already. This is just a perfect one.

We use a lot of different components and stuff for a lot of commercial websites... up to now this one was the best.

Daniel´s support - even on sundays - is outstanding.

Thank you for this piece of software!!!
Reviews: 14
Very good component, flexible and useful. Excellent integration and very simple to use. Excellent support and fast.
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