JEPUM – Joomla Easy Picture Uploader and Manager video

August 12th, 2010

This video demonstrates JEPUM in action. See how easy it is to upload pictures to your Joomla site, by simply dragging the pictures from your desktop into the application.

JEPUM is a powerful combination of AIR and Joomla technology. It runs as a desktop application on Windows and Mac and connects with multiple Joomla sites, making it easy and efficient to manage your pictures on several Joomla sites.

You can learn more about JEPUM here.

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Video showing WorkSmart in action

August 11th, 2010

We made a little video showing WorkSmart from HealthWize in action. Check it out here:

You can learn more about WorkSmart here.

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Get WorkSmart – a free productivity application to improve your health while working

August 6th, 2010

Do you ever feel tired in your shoulders, neck or back when working many hours in front of the computer? Well, you are not the only one.

At Web Responsive we want to help you feel better in the end of the day, so we have developed an application specifically to improve your body posture with an exercise and stretching program particularly targeted at your back, shoulders, neck and wrists.

The application uses the Pomodoro technique to help you increase your productivity while suggesting varied exercises and stretches in each pause.

It is simple, fun to use and unobtrusive. Here is an example of the application running:

WorkSmart is completely free and runs on Windows and Mac.

Download WorkSmart here.

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The HealthWize project is born

August 5th, 2010

Web Responsive proudly launches our new project called HealthWize – easy tools for better health. This has been a long time dream of mine, so I am ecstatic to see it finally happen.

The goal of HealthWize is to bring easy and fun ways to improve your health and well being.

I believe a healthy body brings a healthy mind and visa versa. From my own personal experiences I have learned what a negative effect, problems with your health, can have on your life. It can be really hard to get back on track. When you do get back, you realize what a great learning experience it has been and how much you appreciate your health.

Check out the HealthWize website here:

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Joomla and Flex

July 27th, 2010

At Web Responsive we take great pride in being masters of integration. Basically we love to join different technologies and let them play together.

Our latest experiment involved joining two rather different technologies: Joomla and Flex.

Using these two technologies we created a rich desktop (AIR) application, that facilitates the management of your media library on a Joomla site. One big advantage is that you can directly drag pictures from the desktop into the application and they will be automatically uploaded. Furthermore you don’t have to write the login information, every time you want to upload pictures to your Joomla site, since the login information for various sites, is stored directly in your AIR application.

To handle the communication between Flex and Joomla we used the open source library: J-AMFPHP

This library hasn’t been touched for a couple of years, so it needs a few changes to run smoothly.

Lastly, since the AIR application is dependent on a Joomla extension, to be able to communicate with a Joomla site, we build an FTP connection into the AIR application. This FTP connection made it possible to install the needed Joomla extension effortlessly on the Joomla site, from the application itself. The only thing needed is to configure the FTP connection for the site in the application.

The Flex FTP connection was made with the great open source library: FlexFTP which had to be a bit extended for this particular application.

All in all, 4 different open source solutions: Flex, Joomla, J-AMFPHP and FlexFTP were combined to make the application run.

You can get a free limited version of the application here: JEPUM Limited

The possibilities for other types of applications joining these technologies are endless. Let us know of your ideas.

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Free Facebook Manager application launched

July 9th, 2010

Web Responsive launches yet another small application that we provide for free.

This is an updated/extended version of the simple Facebook Picture Uploader and is the limited version of the yet to come pro Facebook Manager application.

It provides the following core functionality:

  • Easy drag-n-drop of pictures from your desktop to the application
  • View all images present on your facebook
  • Multi picture uploading to specific albums on your Facebook profile
  • Multi picture deletion
  • View of pages which is administered by logged in user and their albums
  • Inserting comments on each picture
  • Creation of new Facebook picture albums

Here is a screenshot of the application running:

Facebook Manager Limited

You can get the application here: Facebook Manager Limited

Any critics/comments are very welcome.

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Free Joomla Picture Uploader application launched

July 2nd, 2010

Web Responsive is proud to announce a free version of our Joomla Picture Uploader.

Here is a screenshot of the application running:

This little application makes it really easy to upload pictures to your Joomla Media Manager. Once configured, the application will automatically log you in to your Joomla site, without the need to go to the backoffice and log in. You can immediately drag pictures from your desktop to upload them into your media manager.

Go get the JEPUM Limited here.

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JEPUM – Joomla Easy Picture Uploader and Manager Flex/AIR application launched.

July 1st, 2010

Web Responsive proudly announces the release of JEPUM – Joomla Easy Picture Uploader and Manager.

This handy little application can help you increase your productivity in maintaining your pictures on your Joomla site.

We offer a promotional price of only 12 USD for the first 10 copies sold.

You can buy the application here: JEPUM – Joomla Easy Picture Uploader and Manager

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Improved Facebook Picture Upload

May 20th, 2010

Just a little notice that we have improved our free Facebook Picture Upload application. From the feedback we received, a few bugs were discovered and places where the application could be improved to make it easier to use. Here is a short list of the improvements:

- Fixed problem with uploading many pictures at the same time

- Added picture upload progress (each picture disappears one by one, as they get uploaded)

- Added user manual

- General usability improvement

- Automatic version update

You can get the update here: Facebook Picture Upload

Comments, critics and suggestions are very welcome!

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User Interface Design Patterns.

May 14th, 2010

Building Rich Internet Applications – RIAs takes a lot more skills than building a standard website.

With the constant advances in technology, the possibilities of creating powerful applications expands every day. This is wonderful for the developers, but not necessarily always fun for the users. If the user interface design development is not following, the user might have more power, but a lot harder to use applications and in the end need will spend more energy and be more frustrated using the applications.

Thus, as usual, with greater power, comes greater responsibility.

There is a need to better understand and improve the way we design our Rich Internet Applications. I found this great article, that describes Rich Internet Application Screen Design and gives a good idea of some of the challenges when designing the user interface of a RIA.

But more fundamentally speaking, we need to change our mindset and start thinking about generalizing the user interface design. One idea is to create User Interface design patterns, where we can formally analyze specific user interface parts and measure their efficiency and ease of use. Sites with user interface design patterns are being born every day and here is a good example of that: ui-patterns – a collection of user interface design patterns. Very interesting indeed.

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