I was pointed in the direction of this comp and gave it a testrun.
Yepp, it is an amazing tool for the job!
I run a fair which is an annual event. My site also shows events of a similar character from others.
I am also the Head of the Board for the local tennis club. We have 3 teams, and all are in the division stuff... meaning court bookings must be easy for everyone to see prior to going to the club.
This Matukio is great, versatile and if you need extra stuff implemented it is ready for that too!
Going over to Joomla 2.5, I installed the VM 2.0.2.
Well... tricky to get it in place was the first thing I noticed.
Some obvious bugs there... but it looks much better than the 1.1.9 version in my opinion.
I think the layout etc seems more logical.
However, it collapsed after the 5th product was uploaded... and run havoc here... so, I had to uninstall it.
I am obviously looking at the other shops that are 2.5 compatible, but realistically, I know I will end up using VM when it is ready.
As for their Forums support... well, over the past 5 or 6 years (!) I have only once run into a problem that wasn't already covered there!
Then I stumbled on this one, and it does exactly what I want, simple and easy.
I found stacks of Popup Modules, but all I needed was for a housing area, a small popup message system for certain articles.
I also found other plugs, that either didn't work, or didn't download... amazing!
A Module is just way too much bother for a Popup message which (in the old days) was a simple html code.
So I am really glad to find this!
PS, it worked easy on 2.5, just make sure you download the correct version, cause even the 1.5 version actually installs on Joomla 2.5 (it just doesn't work, obviously).
However, I took the plunge and bought it.
It was dead easy to install, straight from the box.
I used the same Google Maps Key that I have for other map functions, and voila, it worked.
For me, this component is a great addition to the many other features of my site, and Users can easily add their own spots for everyone else to see.
Being a non-programmer however, I can sometimes do stupid things... and in my case it was making this available to Registered Users, to stop idiots adding weird things.
The response time from Compojoom was inside 5 minutes! Amazing, as always from the Compojoom team, THANKS!
PS, easy to customize too!
Comments are the most secure method of getting feedback from users, and this product integrates everywhere on the subscription package!
Compojoom take user issues seriously, and fix the problem as fast as I have ever seen from any product! And now it has gone commercial clearly tells me it is going to be a stable investment.
And it supports Norwegian!