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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: 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: 4
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: 3
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.
Reviews: 3
I only have 3 words for this component that will say it all:The Best Tool.
Does all that is says,the support received from Tung,was very good,and this guy,solved me all the issues that i haved on setup this component.
You will surely need his support,because this component is very technical and not so easy to setup by yourself.
This component haves lots of functionality and stuff,and truly needs and pdf book with clearly explaination of all the functions,and what does each function,as the component is very good,but also very very technicaly even for an webmaster with large experience in using latest tehnologies.
Reviews: 6
We've been using obGrabber for over a year now on several sites requiring an external RSS feed output into Joomla content and the results have been great. Foobla release regular software updates and the support is possibly the best I've come across on the JED.

Highly recommended.
Reviews: 4
The products by Foobla are always well tested, any bugs tend to be ironed out very quickly and the support is great for the price you pay. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to automate news via rss.
Reviews: 1
Fantastic component and a very good and quick support. I needed some special and complicated changes in the component, and the support-team has developped all my wishes (it was a lot of work) for a small price. Thank you very much!!
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review.
The obGrabber Joomla extension designed to work flexible to be suited for as much cases as possible. Sometimes, we will need customisation to make it works exactly to your needs. At foobla, we offer custom work to get your special requirements done at reasonable price.

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