Purchase was fast and paid through PayPal. Response was automated and I received the download link in a few minutes. I was able to install and configure this quickly using the standard Joomla tools and the expected questions.
I had one back-end issue and was contacted by the developer within hours. The problem was fixed, repair code was sent to me, and the new version was being readied & tested in less than 24 hours. Very impressive!
Try the demo and see. The module looks for the first image in the article displayed and size-adjusts it into an icon for that selection. Slick! The AJAX feature works well, and can be adjusted to the number of significant characters you choose. Styling is a bit limited but more than sufficient for a very small part of the screen.
Very fast response from support.
I won't attempt another upgrade without this tool. I especially appreciate that I can perform the upgrade across servers, a very nice feature.
I used this tool to perform a 100% reinstall of my Joomla system, cleaning out a bunch of modules & components I no longer use, cleaning the database of unneeded tables, etc. This alone makes the tool worth the price.
I can't say enough for this tool. It saved me hours of work.
It works as advertised, it installs easily and quickly, and the documentation videos are sufficient for quick installation and set-up.
I haven't yet figured out how to style the software, but I will. Overall, that's a very small point. This is more than a Facebook-style wall, it's effectively real-time collaboration. Highly recommended. I look like a hero thanks to this extension.
It's a big "wow!"
The one limitation I hit was RSS support. I need to be able to syndicate upcoming events (i.e., have a feed where subscribers would see a summary of all upcoming events for the next X number of days.) Sadly, there's no way to accomplish this with JCal without hacking some of your own code.
Apart from the one caveat above, I recommend the product.
(1) The ability to add/change local celebrations
(2) The ability to change the messsage when there's no upcoming even (i.e., "Ordinary time")
(3) The ability to conditionally style the module based on the liturgical calendar event (i.e., shade for the appropriate liturgical color.)
A great module that went into immediate production on my site!
The documentation, while quite sufficient, needs to be read and fully understood before beginning development. There are enough quirks peculiar to this tool that you cannot dive-in without reading first and expect good results. Experienced database application developers will appreciate the depth of detail and planning that has gone into this tool.
Installation instructions are detailed and easy to follow for the complete novice. Usage instructions assume a good understanding of database application development techniques.
If you need a tool to rapidly prototype or deploy basic database applications, this is a must.
I didn't think I needed it until I did. . . a great tool! Thanks for letting us have this!
There is always room for minor tweaks, and some things like error handling, limiting back-end fields to the size actually used by the component, etc., still need a bit of polish. You'll also want to take the time to read through all of the wonderfully configurable text, so you can make sure each email, field name, prompt, etc., says what you need it to say.
This is a superb value. Highly recommended!
I love this component and I salute the developers! Highly recommended. It is so impressive that you'll be tempted to use it everywhere, which might be a bit of overkill, so be careful!