Announcing Taptheme for Joomla 2.5!
Taptheme is now compatible with Joomla 2.5. If you already purchased the TapTheme template for the iPhone, iPad, Android or even the Taptheme Bundle, you may download the new version at any time. Login to our store and visit your downloads page for the new zip file.
Free Alpha Release
Late January, we announced that the all new Taptheme would be integrated with jQuery Mobile. We are happy to release the new and FREE Alpha verson of Taptheme jQM! During this Alpha release we will continue to test Joomla! components and templates. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
We would like to give special "Thanks" to Brian Edgerton (Edge Web Works) for contributing his time and hard work to implement this project. This release would not have been possible without him.
What does Taptheme jQM Alpha include:
- Compatibility with Joomla 2.5 ONLY
- 5 default themes to choose from Template Advanced Options
- Users can now create their own themes with jQuery Mobile Theme Roller
- Quick and easy to set Joomla module positions
- Supports most popular mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Palm, and Android
- Tested with some of the most popular Joomla components (note: this is an ALPHA release and still in test mode)
See Taptheme Featuring jQuery Mobile for more information.
The installation process for Taptheme jQM is just as simple as it was before and now with a faster setup. Simply install the template and plugin within the Joomla Extensions Directory and begin setting up your Joomla website for mobile devices.View Demo Download Alpha Download Plugin
Please feel free to register to our forum and submit bug reports.
This is an ALPHA release. There will be MANY bugs and WE DO NOT GUARANTEE TIMELY SUPPORT. At this moment, we are only collecting bugs and expect MANY!
DO NOT USE ALPHA RELEASE ON A PRODUCTION (live) SITE!
For help with installation and configuration, see documentation.
jQuery Mobile Joomla Integration
When optimizing your websites for mobile devices, it is most important to consider mobile URL's indexed in Google and plan for search engine optimization ("SEO"). There are several options; such as, using a mobile subdomain like "m." or "mobile." or subfolder naming conventions like m/ or mobile/. In all cases, if you're using Taptheme for Joomla, the best practice is to use an alternative alias from your top-level domain ("TLD").
As soon as you decide to implement a mobile interface for your Joomla website, be sure to take a look at your options. Taptheme is a Joomla add-on that provides Joomla users two different alternatives for setting up your iPhone homescreen. You may setup your homescreen with icons and a toolbar just like your iphone native interface OR choose a list style option which people find easy and clean.
Ever think about how to make your travel arrangements easier or adding something new to your Thanksgiving holiday? If you're the kind of person who likes convenience and does't like to waste time searching for new deals online, there are several mobile apps that can help plan for your holiday. Try minimizing your search for travel arrangements and eliminating old habits with these 5 FREE mobile apps. Bring something scrumtiously new to the family while keeping up with your favorite football team. You're bound to get good use from these apps.
TapTheme is now ready for Joomla 1.7!
Taptheme is an efficient and effective product available to optimize your Joomla website for mobile devices. It gives you the ability to choose a native app interface on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. The Taptheme interface allows you to choose your own images and configure your dashboard the way you want AND/OR you may choose to have a menu dropdown and list style option that comes with 17 different themes and colors. Simply choose the color of your company's marketing material and you're set!
Taptheme is compatible for all iPhone, Android, and iPad versions and we are happy to announce that it is now available for Joomla 1.7. If you already purchased the TapTheme template or Taptheme Bundle, you may download the new version at any time. Login to our store and visit your downloads page for the new zip file.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Mike Demopoulos of Sengistix at Joomla Day Chicago on August 5, 2011. Sengistix is a company that works with assessing areas of concern and vulnerability to meet individual needs. They designed a product called the S.E.N.S. System (Secure Environmental Network of Support System) that allows caregivers to monitor select activities of individuals remotely. S.E.N.S. hardware and software identifies and responds to the right set of conditions. For example, a motion sensor may be placed under an individuals bed to detect if a particular patient or individual has fallen. It can also email the caregiver if the required dose of medication has been consumed at a particular time.
When we think of mobile content management, we think of a CMS that offers mobile themes. For now , we are referring to the content contained on your mobile website. The best practice for keeping your audience interested is to include content that is brief and to the point; that goes for your main site and mobile site. If your main site is already simplistic, you might keep the mobile content similar but if you want to engage your mobile users consider a dedicated mobile site. Most importantly, create mobile content for SEO.
If you have a Joomla website, you may consider optimizing your site for mobile devices soon. Taptheme, amongst other products, allows you to you to do just that without hiring a contract developer for this project. Taptheme is similar to other products while also offering a few other features that might be beneficial to you or your company. We will start by discussing Taptheme for the iPhone. Next, we will introduce the benefit of Taptheme for the iPad and last, we will describe the similarities of the Android features to the iPhone.