Introducing Zap Calendar Lite

zapcalendarlitebox200rWe have recently released Zap Calendar Lite, a free version of the Zap Calendar application for Joomla.  Now with 4 versions to choose from, Zap Calendar provides a calendar solution to suit everyone's budget.  Zap Calendar Lite is built upon 8 years of development and provides these features:

  • Extensive iCalendar support for exporting a single event or an entire calendar
  • Joomla SEF support
  • AJAX support for displaying calendars by month, week, day and year
  • RSS feed for upcoming events
  • Multiple calendars supported with different layouts to choose from
  • Multiple time zone support
  • Automatic e-mailing of upcoming events
  • Add-ons for displaying upcoming events, mini-month display, searching and category filtering
  • Advanced event management for supporting multiple categories per event, repeating events, removing or editing an event within a repeating series, and batch editing
  • Front end adding and editing events
  • Group events by location/venue

Click here for a comparison of the features of the 4 Zap Calendar versions, including Zap Calendar Lite.  To download Zap Calendar Lite, login or create an account and navigate to the "My ZApps" page.

Note: The support forum is not available to Zap Calendar Lite users.  To use the support forum, you must have an active subscription to either the Basic, Standard or Pro versions of Zap Calendar.

Zap Calendar 101: Back End Administration (video)

Video linkWe have just released the second video in our Zap Calendar 101 series. This new video demonstrates the back end administration of Zap Calendar. If you are new to Zap Calendar or even if have used Zap Calendar for a while, you should learn something from this video. This video will also help those who are not yet Zap Calendar users but are thinking about using it in their projects.

In case you missed it, our first Zap Calendar 101 video about the Google Maps plugin is available by clicking here.

Zap Calendar 4.0.15 Has "Something For Everyone"

zapcalendarbox200We have been working hard this past month and are very excited to tell you about our latest release of Zap Calendar.  Version 4.0.15 has "something for everyone", including one or two cool items that we think will make you smile. Read on to see if we were right.

 

 

 

 

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National Weather Service Affected by Abusing Android App

zapweather200The National Weather Service (NWS), the weather service used by Zap Weather, was severely impacted last week due to what appears to be a badly written Android app.  Details on the name of the app and the exact cause have not been disclosed.  Unlike this app, however, Zap Weather behaves nicely with the NWS by caching its weather data it receives from the NWS to minimize data loads between your Joomla site and the NWS.  Our guess is that this app did not cache its data, causing a network load on the NWS servers as more people downloaded and used the app.  You can read more about it in an article from mashable.com.

Zap Calendar Version 4.0.14 Now Available

zapcalendarbox200Version 4.0.14 of Zap Calendar is the sixth release of Zap Calendar since we announced the first production release 3 months ago.  There has been a flurry of activity in the past 3 months with new features, new add-ons and bug fixes.  With several new add-ons released in this version,  the number of add-ons in Zap Calendar's library has reached 30.  You can see a listing of all add-ons on this page.  If you have not updated your Zap Calendar site recently, now is a great time to do so.  You can see a detailed history of what's new in the change log, or you can continue to read about Zap Calendar release highlights from the past 3 months.

 

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Back to School: 6 Reasons Why Zap Calendar is Best for School Web Sites

school appleWith school starting for many students this month, We thought this would be a great time to give you 6 reasons why Zap Calendar may just be the best Joomla calendar application for school web sites.

 

 

 

 

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