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obGrabber ComponentPlugin

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Dreaming of an Ultimate Tool to to grab ANYTHING from out-side and store it into ANY 3rd party Joomla! Extensions?

obGrabber's mission is making that dream come true, this grabber Joomla! Extension can collect any external data sources (RSS, XML, NewsML, Facebook, Youtube, Google Base, ebay, amazon, email, blogspot, Google Calendar,...) and store into any Joomla! 3rd party Extension(K2, FLEXIcontent, DocMan, VirtueMart, redSHOP) - see more FEATURES LIST section.

This grab engine offers you fully control of:

1 - Where to to collect content for your Joomla! site

2 - How to re-format the content before pass it to 3rd party Joomla! Extension.

3 - Where the content will be stored.

For examples, this grabber Joomla extension can:
- Grab Youtube videos and store into K2 or Seyret
- Grab Ebay products and store into VirtueMart
- Grab CNN news, spin the text, translate it from English to Spanish and store into Joomla Articles, K2 or ZOO
- Grab Yahoo Answers and store into Kunena Forum

obGrabber FEATURES

* Collect content from ANY external sources *
Imaging of a series of engines to collect the whole world into your Joomla! site. Builtin RSS-Reader engine is an example, it can be used to collect content from multiple RSS Feed sources.
> Available Engines:
- Built-in: RSS Reader
- Extras: Youtube, Text Folder, Email

* Re-format collected content with smart processors *
You normally want to re-format the collected content before pass it through 3rd-party Joomla! Extensions, tons of available Processors are lovely pieces to make your stored content looks perfect.
> Available Processors:
- Built-in: Alias, Cut Introtext, Duplicate, Get FullText, Images, Keywords Filter, Strip tags, Combine fields.
- Extras: Youtube, Translator, Text Spinner, Meta Data, HTML2BBCODE, Google News,...

* Store into ANY third-party Joomla! Extensions *
Collected content can be adapted into any Joomla! Extensions with optional to configure categories, keywords, publishing state,...
> Available Adapters:
- Built-in: Content
- Extras: ZOO, K2, VirtueMart, Kunena...

* Import / Export pipes: to share or use later (new from 3.1.11).

* Friendly Dashboard *
Help you to navigate to tons of adapters, engines, processors fairly straighforward.

* Logs system *
When you want to see how your grabber worked, the Logs system is available with fully logged information of saved items, date, link,...

* Easy to Use *
The extension designed for non-technical customers, making sure everyone can use it fairly straightforward.

* One click installation *
Express Tools for quick implementation of other modules, plugins.

* Auto run with Cronjob (Scheduler) *
obGrabber will be run automatically via a smart scheduler. You can decide how often this ultimate engine run with no touch.

* Extension Auto Updater *
At foobla, we have update-stream system for every Joomla! Extensions, it works with the Updater from Joomla! core.

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Reviews: 1
Just when I thought that customer service was a thing of the past I stumbled across the foobla crew. I purchased for my aggregated site obRss,obGrabber + engines and K2 to Content. I'm not a developer or tech wizz so sometimes I need a little help. The foobla people were only too happy to help and support me to make my components work the way I wanted and without any fuss. From my experience I would recommend these developers and programmers to anyone looking for top shelf support and products. A special thanks to foobla member Andy - I really appreciate your efforts, you are a credit to foobla..
Reviews: 1
An excellent component! Did exactly what I needed!
The request for custom work was fast satisfied!
Special thanks to Tung Pham, who helped a lot during the process and was just as adequate as needed!
Keep up the good work!
Reviews: 3
I have to echo the reviews below & say this extension is one of the best I've used & the support was hands on & extremely detailed. I am happy to recommend them.
Reviews: 1
I must agree, the learning curve can be a bit step. Between a pdf document found online, a video, few articles on their site and their forum, there's not real walk-through. But once you have read everything, this component is incredibly powerful!

When you need help, the support is top notch. Always answered with a solution in less than 24h. This addon now work on multiple website and is using over 300 different feed. All working perfectly.

This is a must have automation component for anyone which want to auto-publish articles, video or anything basically.
Reviews: 2
This multi tool is great, many config options. Support from the team (in my case Tung Pham) was quick, always informative and well explained. Keep it up!
Reviews: 5
I needed some custom work done for an obscure xml feed (not standard RSS) and the turnaround was a few days.

It worked very well. Though a little tweaking was necessary for the unusual feed, the support through that process was exemplary.

Quick, polite responses are all anyone really wants out of a support team. I got that and then some.
Reviews: 1
This is a very great tool and delivers exactly what it promises. I found it quite technical at first but with the wonderful and selfless after sale support I received from the developer, everything turned out smooth.

Great tool and excellent support!
Reviews: 1
Excellent Extension:
It's the best aggregator. You can really process your content as you want.

Best Engines: Links Finder

Excellent Support:
If you have some problems there will be an excellent team to resolve them quickly and patiently.
Reviews: 5
This is an awesome extension - as is the support!
Reviews: 3
I have recently changed from a Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x website and had problems with getting my former RSS Feed importer (Feedgator) to work so I changed to this extension and I have to say that not only the extension with its many options but especially the customer service are outstanding. Within less than 24 hours I had numerous replies to a small problem in setting up the feeds the way I wanted them to import into my site from the customer service, not only this, they also helped me with some overall settings on Joomla which I wasn't yet accustomed to (Joomla 3.x vs Joomla 2.5). The money spent on this extension is well worth it and I am glad for the investment!
Reviews: 2
We installed this extension on a client's site to pull items from an RSS feed and automatically create K2 items out of them within Joomla. It couldn't have worked better, and the support we receive from Tung was outstanding. I definitely recommend this extension to anyone that is trying to solve a similar problem, and we're looking forward to using it with other clients in the future.
Reviews: 1
I was afraid to buy this component and suite of add ons, after reading some bad reviews, but I'm glad I bought it! The components are great, the addons all work perfectly, and the support has been outstanding. If you're running a news portal or are in need of full text feeds with images for your website, this is the way to go. I recommend this company to any serious webmaster.
Reviews: 2
I installed obGrabber with the email plugin and obSocialSubmit together. I requested a little help in a ticket, because I just needed to get the cron jobs right and received a helpful reply shortly after.

I now have a system that turns an email into an article, then shares the article on a Facebook Page and Twitter account all automated with a cron job.

What a great system!

I'm looking forward to exploring some of the many other features of obGrabber.
Reviews: 28
obGrabber is good component with extraordinary support. Thung was extremely helpful with parser code that I wanted to make.
Reviews: 5
This extension provides a sophisticated, rich interface for mapping all kinds of content/news/rss sources to various Joomla content managers, including K2. I ordered a custom plugin that imports blog posts from a corporate content writing service into K2 blog categories. The plugin was developed and installed on time and meets our project requirements brilliantly. This involved some continuous dialogue with foobla support as we worked out the details. The support team and developers responded to all tickets in a timely, professional manner.
Working with data-centric, xml content is always a challenge. This extension provides an excellent solution for importing rss and other types of feeds into your site.
Reviews: 1
Even though you have to pick the good package to make sure you get the features (pipes, ...) once you get there the Extension is really well made and very powerful.

On top of that the support team is very reactive and helpful.
Reviews: 3
We needed a custom engine for the extension and Tung made one at an affordable price, then made some adaptations and now is working great, just as we expected. Thanks for the great work!
Reviews: 2
I requested some custom work for this extension. I needed the extension to pull media plus text. The team quoted me a very reasonable price and time frame to complete the work. Tung worked on my project and exceeded my expectations! He was prompt with answering my questions and completed the task before the quoted time. I'd recommend this to anyone and this company to anyone.
Reviews: 3
Great Tool, great support.

Does all that is says, the support received from Tung was very good, and solved me all the issues that i had on setup of this component.

Highly recommended.
Reviews: 1
Long time I haven't seen this kind of extension, especially for k2. It is so convenient and easy to use. Although its price is little expensive, it is worth using. Great!!! Thank you for creating an amazing extension like this one.
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