Blog Posts by Evgeniy Antonov

Twigmo 3.9: New themes, RTL support and more

It’s been a while since our latest update, so Twigmo 3.9 brings a lot of new features.

Two new themes

We added two themes: Flat and Jewel. The total number of Twigmo themes has now reached eleven. As usual, these two skins are available for the Plus and Platinum plans.

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Right-to-left layout support

Right-to-left layout will be automatically activated for appropriate languages (Arabic, Hebrew, etc).

Product list layout improved

A lot of our clients asked us about adding prices to the grid layout. So, we fulfilled their request. Now prices and other information are displayed in the grid layout. Also, we added an additional layout with bigger images.

New settings in Twigmo Visual Editor

We added an ability to choose default product list layout to the Visual Editor. Also, you can hide the Share tab from the product details page.

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Improved layout for tablets

Bigger images will be displayed for tablets. Also, buttons will not be extended for the whole screen.
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Twigmo 3.8 vs. Twigmo 3.9

Partial support of the Comments and reviews add-on

An ability to read product reviews has been added. If a product has reviews, they are now displayed in a separate tab on the product details page.

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Integration with Searchanise

Fast and relevant search is now available for mobile users. If the Searchanise add-on is active in your store, the Searchanise service will be used to perform product search.

Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 3.0 or above user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.
Follow Twigmo on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news firsthand.

Have a nice day!

Twigmo 3.8: Platinum plan release

Hello,

For the last few months our team has been working hard on a long-awaited feature – the Platinum plan that brings an ability to create a native mobile application for your stores. Today it is available for Twigmo 3.8 users.

So let’s look closer at it.

The design of the application is similar to the Twigmo mobile front-end. However, it has a slightly different layout – the navigation menu and the footer moved to the side menu.

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The application has the same color scheme and content as your mobile storefront (powered by Twigmo). In order to see the application look-and-feel, please use the new selector we added to the Twigmo Visual Editor.

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All the Twigmo Mobile front-end features are available in the application. It also brings a new feature – push notifications.

There are two types of notifications. The first type is about order status changing. A customer will receive such a notification simultaneously with the e-mail notification. The administrator can turn on/off these notifications on the Twigmo add-on settings page.

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The second type is the broadcast notification. The store administrator can send a message to all users of his/her mobile application. The message form is located in the Push notifications tab on the Twigmo add-on settings page.

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Creating and uploading mobile applications to the Apple App Store and Google Play is quite a tricky and time-consuming thing. However, we did our best to make it as easy as possible for our clients.

We will publish applications under our developer account. It means that you don’t have to pay for such an account (the iOS Developer Program annual fee is USD 99). Also, you do not need to have such skills as compiling, signing and publishing the application.

To create an application, you will need to provide the following:

  • Application’s name, description, etc.
  • Graphical assets: a hi-res icon, a splash screen, and a banner for Google Play.
  • Screenshots of your application (our service will generate them automatically after you provide the URLs of your store pages).

We will do the rest: build the application and upload it to the Apple App Store and Google Play. These operations take some time, therefore it will cost USD 69 (a one-time fee for the application set-up).

If you would like to see our demo applications in action, please click on the icons below to install them.

      

As usual, the new version of the add-on includes minor bug fixes. Also, we added a new feature to Visual Editor – an ability to increase the size of the logo. You can find this setting in the new Logo section.

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Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 3.0 or above user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.
Follow Twigmo on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news firsthand.

Have a nice day!

Twigmo 2.6: New Skin, Option Combination Images, and More

Hi,

Today, the Twigmo team is happy to announce the new version of the CS-Cart mobile-friendly kit— Twigmo 2.6.

Twigmo 2.6 includes the new skin (we called it CupCake):

The new skin can be selected on the Twigmo add-on settings page (in the CS-Cart admin panel) after upgrading to version 2.6.

Furthermore, support for the “option combination” feature was added.

This feature enables a store owner to specify a unique image for each product option combination, such as color and size. It is available under Products→[Product name]→Options→Option combinations in the CS-Cart admin panel.

Also, a number of small changes and bug fixes were made. See the full changelog for the complete list of changes.

Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 2.3 or above user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

To upgrade the Twigmo add-on from version 2.2 or earlier, follow the manual upgrade guide.


You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.

Follow Twigmo on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news firsthand.

Twigmo 2.5: Speed Boost and More

Hi,

Today, the Twigmo team is happy to announce the new version of the CS-Cart mobile-friendly kit—Twigmo 2.5.

This is a maintenance release introducing some polishing and optimization, as well as a few new features.

We have improved the Twigmo mobile front-end in two ways: price modifiers are now shown near product options, and customers can now set their own product price right in the mobile store:

Twigmo 2.5: Price Modifier & User-Defined Price

Additionally, user device recognition has been improved. It now takes much less time to recognize a user device, and the common CS-Cart logs are no longer crammed with HTTP requests.

See the full changelog for the complete list of changes.

Add-on Upgrade

If you are a Twigmo 2.3 or 2.4 user, you will receive a notification about the available add-on upgrade in your CS-Cart admin panel. You can start the upgrade from the Twigmo add-on settings page; the rest is done automatically.

To upgrade the Twigmo add-on from version 2.2 or earlier, follow the manual upgrade guide.


You are very welcome to help us improve Twigmo by proposing new features and reporting issues.

Follow Twigmo on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news first hand.

P.S. A new Twigmo skin will be released in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

Twigmo 2.4: New Skin, Language Selector, and More

Hello!

Today, the Twigmo team has released a new version of the CS-Cart mobility kit.

Twigmo 2.4 includes the first additional skin (we called it Handbag) and language selector:

Product page and Language Selector

The new skin can be selected from the Twigmo add-on settings page (in the CS-Cart admin panel) after upgrading to version 2.4. The look and feel of the new skin is editable separately from the
default one, because it has its own custom CSS file (located in the skins/basic/customer/addons/twigmo directory of a CS-Cart installation).

The added language selector (displayed at the bottom of the mobile site) allows a customer to change the language manually (in most cases, this will not be necessary, because Twigmo detects the client’s mobile browser language automatically). The available languages comes from the desktop version of the online store (powered by CS-Cart).

Another important improvement is the revamped Add to cart scenario, based on client feedback. Instead of the Twigmo standard notification, we now display a pop-up dialog box (see the screenshot below). An effort has been made to make every next step obvious and clear for customers.

Apart from that and some bug fixes, Twigmo 2.4 introduces:

  • Payment instructions displayed on the order details page
  • Discount prices displayed on the category and product details pages
  • Support of additional product tabs (only product, category, and HTML blocks) on the product details page
  • Pop-up notifications disappear either on timeout or by tapping

The full list of changes is available on our site.

Add to Cart Notification, Discounts, and Product Tabs

Upgrade

Twigmo 2.3 users will receive notification about the available upgrade in their CS-Cart admin panels. The upgrade process is fully automatic, but it must be initiated manually on the Upgrade tab of the Twigmo add-on settings page.

In order to upgrade Twigmo manually from version 2.2 or an earlier version, follow the manual upgrade guide.


We are always happy to hear from you. Help us make Twigmo better by reporting bugs and sharing ideas.

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Twigmo 2.3: Auto Update, Category Descriptions, and More

Hello,

A new Twigmo version has been released today.

Version 2.3 contains some new features, including the long-awaited automatic upgrade feature for the Twigmo add-on for CS-Cart. This means that, after you install this new Twigmo add-on, it can be upgraded in a click in the future — no more server-side file manipulations required. The upgrade tool works separately from the default CS-Cart tool and will automatically download the latest Twigmo add-on from our server and replace the old one, keeping all the settings unchanged. All you need to do is run the process.

Apart from that, Twigmo 2.3 introduces:

  • Category description display
  • ‘Accept Terms and Conditions’ at checkout
  • Minimum product quantity and order amount support
  • Responsive on-screen notifications — the longer the text, the longer it is displayed

Twigmo 2.3 Features

Numerous other improvements are all listed in the changelog.

You can get the new version and read the installation guide using this link. Luckily, this is the last time you need to do that :-)


Help us improve Twigmo by submitting bugs and sharing your ideas.

Stay tuned to us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest Twigmo news.

Twigmo 2.2 is up!

Hello everyone,

Twigmo — a mobility kit for the CS-Cart software — has reached version 2.2.

This minor release brings forth a regular pack of optimizations and improvements.

Also, several new features are introduced:

  • Discount coupon and gift certificate support
  • Support of PayPal Express Checkout, Google Checkout and Checkout by Amazon
  • It is now possible to deactivate the geolocation feature
  • Product features tab added to the product details page

Twigmo 2.2 Features

Visit www.twigmo.com/d with your iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7 device and check out Twigmo mobile skin live.

The new version can be installed manually by this guide.


We love to hear any kind of criticism from you. Let us know what you think about Twigmo by leaving comments below. Do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us — any feedback is important.

Help us make Twigmo better by submitting bug reports on our bug tracker.

If you need any technical assistance, feel free to contact Twigmo developers via the Help Desk.

Stay tuned to Twigmo on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news first hand.

Twigmo 2.1

Hello everybody!

Twigmo Store Home Screen IconWe are happy to introduce to you Twigmo 2.1 — the first minor release of the Twigmo 2.x branch.

Twigmo 2.1 is aimed to fix the bugs discovered in version 2.0 and also introduces the following improvements:

  • JavaScript banner rotator
  • Ability to upload an icon for iOS home screen
  • The latest jQuery Mobile 1.1.1 is now used
  • JavaScript and CSS optimization (file sizes reduced by up to 40%)

Visit http://twigmo.com/d with your iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7 device to see how the mobile version of your online store can look.

All existing Twigmo users can install the new version manually by following this guide.


Twigmo developers are keen to hear any feedback about Twigmo service — both positive and negative. If you have an improvement idea or just want to express your opinion about the software, feel free to leave comments right below or contact the developers directly via Twitter and Facebook. Technical support is provided via our Customer Help Desk.

Twigmo 2.0

Good day!

Today Twigmo, a mobile-friendly toolkit for online stores, hits version 2.0!

We are very proud to bring you the second major Twigmo release with numerous new features and improvements.

One of the most noticeable things in Twigmo 2.0 is the new revamped user interface. The mobile front-end has been fully rewritten and optimized.
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The new version also introduces the following features:

To see the new Twigmo Mobile Front-End in action, visit http://twigmo.com/d with your iOS, Android or Windows Phone 7 device. Twigmo supports most phones and tablets running these mobile operating systems.

Installation

Twigmo 2.0 is included by default in CS-Cart 3.0.2. It also can be installed manually on CS-Cart starting from version 2.1.4 (see the official installation guide).

Activate Twigmo Mobile Front-End in your e-shop to give your customers the best in online shopping!


Follow Twigmo on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news directly from the developers.

As always, we are happy to hear your ideas as well as bug reports that help us improve Twigmo.

Twigmo 1.10: New Skin, E-Goods Support and More

New Twigmo Blue Skin

Today Twigmo team is proud to announce that another version of the CS-Cart mobile commerce kit is released.

Apart from the bug fixes Twigmo 1.10 brings the following new features:

  • Additional mobile front-end skin (and more skins to come!)
  • Full product option support in inventory
  • Downloadable product support

Download and install

The latest version of Twigmo Add-On is included in CS-Cart 2.2.5, which is also released today, and will be included in the upcoming CS-Cart 3.0.2.

You can use this new Twigmo Add-on on previous CS-Cart versions as well — CS-Cart 2.1.4, 2.2.x and 3.0.1 (except Ultimate Edition) are supported. Follow the official guide to download and reinstall the add-on in your CS-Cart installation.


Follow Twigmo on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest news directly from the developers.

As always, we are keen to know your suggestions and ideas, as well as bug reports to improve Twigmo.