Last summer we made a small  silent build of the SE4 AVChat Module with a lot of focus o usability and understanding of features. We spent a lot of time  going over 1) what webmasters would need and 2) the copy. Today we’re taking this work even further with the following updates: automated update procedure from earlier module versions to current one (yeeeessssss finally) with proper version numbering to match the build numbers from your client area. even better descriptions of AVChat 3 permissions in the SE4 admin area removed unused permissions better AVChat 3 global settings bug fixes for the module and for the Who’s Chatting widget To update your AVChat 3 module for Social Engine 4: go to[…]

As you probably know, Joomla! 1.7 was released last week. The second day we tested our Joomla! 1.6 Integration Kit and it worked like a charm with Joomla! 1.7 . The only problem we found was that JomSocial 2.2 and Community Builder 1.4 are not yet compatible with Joomla! 1.7. So if you want to use AVChat 3 with Joomla! 1.7 you can use the AVChat 3 Integration Kit for Joomla! 1.6, but without the support for JomSocial and Community Builder. We will announce here and on our forum (dedicated topic for Joomla! 1.7 Development) when news are coming on the way.

A new Joomla! 1.6 AVChat 3 component build is available for download in your client area: 1270. What’s new: open in popup without Joomla! template, in the AVChat 3 Settings Tab users can buzz permission admins/moderators can view (or not) users ips permission admins/moderators can kick/ban other admins/moderators permission admins/moderators can edit rooms permission admins/moderators can access the ban panel permission In order to have the updates, you just have to go to your client page provided after the purchase, download the new Joomla! components build, unpack the arhive, go to joomla1.6.x_component folder, unpack com_avchat3 and upload to your server these files: site/chat/integration.php to components/com_avchat3/chat site/views/avchat3/tmpl/default.php to components/com_avchat3/views/avchat3/tmpl/ admin/access.xml to administrator/components/com_avchat3/

After a while,  the long awaited Who’s Chatting Widget for Social Engine 4 is here. “Some say a picture is worth a thousand words”. Well I think this applies for the Who’s Chatting Widget too (see the screenshot below). What’s new in the AVChat 3 Module for SE4: Updated to work with the new Who’s Chatting Widget Custom style.css file in accordance with SE4 default colors. Free Video Time value bug, fixed: Until now the maximum Free Video Time value accepted by SE4 was 127. Drop in room default value bug fixed:  SE4 automatically adds value 0 to empty permission fields. Now to disable the Drop in room permission you need to set it to -1, to avoid drop in[…]

One week from the official integration kit for Joomla! 1.6 release we’re pushing the first official update that includes some awesome new features and a few bug fixes. There’s a whole new revamped Who’s Online Module, new permissions for user groups and full control over how AVChat opens (in a pop up or embedded). New, revamped Who’s Chatting Module for Joomla! 1.6: Quick info about rooms and users Detailed user info: indicators that users have their cam and mic turned on and indicator if a user’s stream is private Detailed room info: We added a  rooms list in the module and next to each room you will find how many users are logged into that room. But , the coolest[…]

The new Joomla! 1.6 is out since January and most of our clients asked us if AVChat 3 will be compatible with it. After a couple of months we can say it is :). Introducing the new AVChat Integration Kit for Joomla! 1.6 . The integration kit for Joomla! 1.6 contains: 1) AVChat Video Chat Component Long awaited General AVChat Settings in Administrator area, like: connection string (no more file edits to insert the RTMP connection string), invite link, register page url, login page url, disconnect button link, etc… Native permissions integration with the new ACL system introduced by Joomla! 1.6 Any user group can be given access to the admin area of AVChat Continued compatbility with JomSocial and CommunityBuilder[…]

Since Drupal 7 has arrived few weeks ago, we are cooking a new AVChat 3 Module for it, and it will be available in April. Here are some of the cool new features: Customized permissions for Admins No more avc_settings.php edits for the most important settings, you will be able to set them directly in the admin are (including the RTMP connection string) One click to chat: the two links ( one for the user interface, teh other for the admin interface) you were used to from Drupal 5 and 6 are now combined into a single link. Users with admin privileges are automatically detected and given the AVChat admin interface. If you want a feature that is not included[…]

The AVChat integration kit for eMeeting is ready to be added to your eMeeting website now. The integration kit takes care of the integration (obviously! :)) between your eMeeting users and user levels and AVChat. How will it help your eMeeting website? Well,  it will drive members engagement and loyalty and it can drive up revenue by showing ads around the video chat or charging for access to it. Some of the integration features: Automatic username, gender and profile picture integration: users will have the same username, gender and profile picture in the web site and in the video chat. Different features for different user groups: you can control what features are enabled for each user level User profiles integration:[…]

Since the new Social Engine version 4 is available and stable, we prepared the integration kit for it. New Features: AVChat 3 settings available directly in the administration area RTMP connectionstring now can be entered in the administration area (no avc_settings.php edit needed) Admins and users with admin/moderator access to the chat are automatically served the AVChat admin interface instead of the user interface from where they can kick and ban people. You can setup the chat to open in pop up window. Features present in the SE3 plugin too: Username/gender integration: users will have the same username and gender in the web site and in the video chat. Different features for different user levels, you can control the video[…]

There are two ways to open the AVChat Video Chat Component in a pop up in Joomla!: Using Joomla!’s default method: Log in the administrator area of Joomla!. In the Menus area edit the link to AVChat 3. Set the On Click, Open in option to  New Window without Browser Navigation (screenshot below) Click Save. That’s it! Clicking the link in the menu will now open the video chat in a pop up. Using this method however you will not have control over the pop up dimensions A way that allows you to control the size of the pop up: For this you’ll need to login to your website with an FTP client (FileZilla is our favourite) and go to[…]