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Admin mobile web app.
Simple mobile web app, using JQuery Mobile, for resource administrators to manage daily bookings via their smart phones. Free to registered users.
Customer mobile app.
Simple mobile web app, using JQuery Mobile, for customers to make bookings. Free to registered users.
ABPro + facebook = Let your customers make appointment bookings from inside facebook.
I'm typically someone that will try and do something and then read the manual. I've been using Joomla for several years and know a little bit of php, js etc. While I don't really understand programming in an indepth manner like an expert I was impressed with the logic of how the component is configured. While it probably could do with a bit of polishing graphically, it is clear to see how much work and thought has been put into this component. For that alone, makes this product well worth the money.
Then there is the support. I've never used support before and you always hear people complaining about support (sometimes unjustly) in other posts about other extensions and thought it's not worth buying an extension. The support for this extension is truly unbelievable.
I had a question on my first post answered, professionally and helpful in under 20 minutes.
This extension has changed my way of thinking when it comes to using a paid extension over a free extension, and certainly from this company.
* very good functionality
* website is very clear for which situations it is developed, and which not...
* well documented (the component itself), so learning curve / implementation time is short.
* service is outstanding. while implementing I had some conflicts with other scripts. The developer responded very quick on forum messages and even had a quick glance at my joomla environment!
As good the component is the support is even ahead of it. I felt very guilty of writing number of emails to support but Rob Stevens was very supportive and accommodating. Never came across such a level of commitment from any vendor. Thank you for all the good work!
The support team is super fast to respond. Awesome product for the Value! Works well on Joomla 2.5 - I am glad they worked out the SEO conflicts that I read about on early versions. If you are looking for a front end appointment solution -- look no further!
Not only can you get the booking to show different categories, resources and services as well as user defined fields, but you can change the labels of these via the Admin panel. e.g. instead of calling the Resources that you can change them to be Venues or Facilities or whatever you need. Extremely flexible.
Thank you for this. I will certainly be using it often as I can see that I can integrate it into many of my sites. Hullo new revenue stream!!!
I have looked at some of the other booking components on Joomla extensions, and they don't even come close to Abpro.
I rate my competency level using Joomla as intermediate. You do not need to be an expert to use ABpro.
I have been testing and configuring Abpro for the last 6 month before my website went live, but this component can be used straight out of the box. I just prefered to have everything perfect in the way of customisation, css etc.. before launch.
I have configured abpro to fit exactly around our service industry business and have to say works flawlessly.
Rob Stevens the developer has given me first class support via their forum. I started 28 different threads on their forum with configuration questions etc.. and all 28 were answered and resolved withing 24 hours.
Rob surely does know this component inside out, I'm sure he doesn't sleep.
The component is very easy to use and very intuitive, this is a must if your business require's online booking and I can't think of a business this couldnt be used for.
When my support and update subscription runs out I will surley be renewing to keep up with the new additions Rob has planned for this component.
Bravo Rob, This component can only get better.
I anticipation of the next release.
I had a validation error where the bottom portion of my template was breaking by an extra closing div tag. Ran the site through the HTML validator and the software showed 94 errors.
Posted this onto the forum and was given a very terse reply of "This software works fine and there will be no changes made. The problem is within your template I will arrange a refund for you". ????
I was not looking for a refund, but an answer how to fix the problem. (Isn't that what a support forum is for?)
For the record, with rhuk_milkyway as the active template, the software threw 97 errors.
As I said, great piece of software. Perhaps the dev can get a better attitude towards those who spend money with him.
I highly recommend it!
Installed very easily. The client had specified some unusual color combinations and procedures. ABPro had the flexibility to handle all of them.
Had one issue with PayPal setup. My post on the support forum was answered immediately and with instructions that were clear and complete.
Had another issued due to the client insisting on strange color combinations. Again, my post on the support forum was answered quickly and with good information.
The client and I are both very pleased with the final result. Support is excellent. Product is flexible and relatively easy to configure.
Well worth the price!
Easy to install and setup.
Very detailed step by step instructions available. Inspite of that, if you have questions, Rob is great with support.
It allows for multiple person/resources to be set up on the system, each with its own Paypal, SMS, email, time slots... everything.
The appointment booking can be easily managed from the front end. No more worrying about giving your clients access to the backend.
I have now tested that the SMS works flawlessly using EzTexting in USA. The SMS rates with EzTexting is quite good too.
Cron for reminders is also easy to setup and works really well. I have used the cron code for other extensions and almost always have had to go through error fixing. This one worked the first time.
What I loved the most is the ability to access bookings using your phone app. I have so far tested it only on Android. Works perfectly and hope will work with iPhone and BB too.
The product does not do dependencies for resources.
No Google Checkout.
Hopefully in the later versions, Rob will add these functionalities.
Overall a great product.
What faboulous (sp?) support from a very clever individual.
We had a v specific use for a booking system (online tee-time golf rounds) with v specific needs
inc online payments
This not only was the only one that came off better than others for the job...but even when we hit a snag...the developer who'd already pointed out he didnt do custom work, said he was planning on the implementation at one point and was happy to offer me a refund
day later he'd sent me a pre-beta release with this included.
I could end up being accused of spamming this site if i wrote as much as i want to in regards to this developer.
A phenomenal booking system, with great extras from jomsocial plugins, to free iphone/win mob7 / android apps for staff and users
See what i mean?? GREAT JOB i wish all devs would care this much about their work and paying customers.