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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.
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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 3.7 is up!

Hello,

Today, we are happy to introduce you the new version (3.7) of the Twigmo add-on.

In this release we focused on improvement of the Twigmo Mobile Admin 2 application that was released last month.

  • Now the admin application can be used by all store administrators (not only the root one) as well as vendors (that exist in CS-Cart Multi-Vendor software). The application also takes into account limited permissions that can be given to such administrators by the root one. For example, if an additional administrator is not allowed to see orders, they will not see them.
  • If a store has several storefronts, the root administrator can switch between them like in the desktop admin panel. If the application is connected to a CS-Cart Multi-Vendor installation, the root administrator can also switch between vendors.
  • In order to make the application authentication process more easy, we added the ability to fill in the login fields by scanning a QR code. This QR code is shown on the new Mobile app page of the CS-Cart admin panel (a connected Twigmo 3.7 add-on is required).

    This page is available for all administrators and vendors, but the appropriate storefront must be on the Twigmo plan Basic or higher.

Also we’ve redesigned the admin application. We hope you’ll like the new design.


Important!
Starting from this moment the previous version of the Twigmo admin 2 application stops working and requires the application upgrade (to version 2.1) as well as the Twigmo add-on upgrade to version 3.7.

      

New feature

Twigmo 3.7 also brings a new minor feature for the mobile storefront: ability to show a product code on the product details page. To display it, enable the Show product code on product details page checkbox on the Twigmo add-on settings page.

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.

Twigmo 3.6 with new admin app is up!

Hello,

Today, we would like to introduce the new version (3.6) of the Twigmo Mobile Storefront with many improvements.

New Admin Application

The application has new design and provides several new features: dashboard with sales charts, statistics, timeline, improved account management system, etc.

As before, the application with multi-store support allows the store administrator to view and edit orders, products and customers. The administrator can also receive push notifications about new orders.

And now the app is available for iOS and Android devices!

      


The application is currently cannot be used by additional store administrators and vendors (in Multi-Vendor), but we are working on allowing it.

New theme: Softbox

Twigmo 3.6 includes a new theme called Softbox. Thus, Twigmo has now 9 customizable themes.

And more

  • Windows 8 support added
  • Reward points add-on support added
  • Memory consumption optimized (up to 2 times less device memory is now used in the mobile storefront)

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.

Twigmo 3.5 released

Hello,

Today, we released the new version of the Twigmo Mobile Storefront — 3.5.

First of all, Twigmo 3.5 includes 2 new themes — Rouge and Camping (available on the plan Plus only).

You can see them in action on the demo page.

Also, Twigmo 3.5 includes a number of bug fixes and small improvements.

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.

Twigmo 3.4: Speed Boost, Google Analytics full support and more

Hello!

Today, we released a new version (3.4) of Twigmo Mobile Storefront with many improvements.

Speed Boost

In new Twigmo 3.4, we dramatically changed the function that loads the content of the mobile store pages. Also, we optimized the JavaScript code as well as improved caching of CSS and JavaScript files.

As a result the loading now takes less time than before and in whole the mobile sites generated by Twigmo 3.4 have become much more optimized for mobile browsers. The Google Page Speed tool now grades our demo mobile site as high as 91 out of 100! For comparison, the mobile sites of Amazon and eBay score 67 and 79 accordingly.

Google Analytics full support

The full support of Google Analytics was the most popular request in Twigmo Idea Tracker. And we added it to Twigmo 3.4! The previous versions of Twigmo supported Google Analytics, but the tool captured only the first page visit (because the further mobile site pages were loaded via AJAX without the whole HTML page reload) and it resulted in misleading bounce rate in the statistics. Now this problem is solved.

New theme: Frushop

Twigmo 3.4 also includes a new theme called Frushop (available on the plan Plus only). Like the other Twigmo themes the new theme can be additionally altered via Twigmo Visual Editor.

You can see it in action on the demo page.

Prices including taxes

Finally, the new release has another long-awaited feature – displaying prices with taxes.

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.

Twigmo 3.3 is up!

Hello,

Today, we released the new version of the Twigmo Mobile Storefront — 3.3.

First of all, Twigmo 3.3 includes 2 new themes — Garments and GoMusic (available on the plan Plus only).

You can see them in action on the demo page.

Also, Twigmo 3.3 includes a number of bug fixes and improvements such as automatic loading of next pages on product lists and thumbnail size control via the Visual Editor.

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.

Twigmo 3 is released!

Hello,

Today, we are happy to introduce to you Twigmo 3 release and new Twigmo plans and pricing.

Twigmo 3 is based on AngularJS framework for better performance and faster development in the long run. Also, it includes a powerful visual editor that allows you to customize the mobile store look’n’feel easily and quickly so that it matches your desktop store design.

Twigmo 3 Visual Editor

New plans and pricing

Together with Twigmo 3 release, new plans & pricing have come into effect. The main point is that all Twigmo plans are now no longer product quantity dependent and differ only in features. We believe it is more fair to pay only for the functions you use no matter how many SKUs you have in your product database.

The new Starter free plan is limited to one default theme and a mobile product catalog without checkout (customers are offered to buy a product via desktop checkout). Visual Editor is available on all commercial plans while additional design themes (up to 10 soon) are included in the plan Plus only. Later this year, we plan to offer an option to have your own store application for iOS and Android.

Twigmo 3 plans&pricing

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

As soon as all the required files are upgraded in your CS-Cart installation (automatically in Twigmo 2.3+ or manually in the earlier versions), it will be required to connect your CS-Cart store to the Twigmo service once again (under the Twigmo account tab).

After that a special 7-day Twigmo trial period will start during which you should select a new Twigmo plan for your store. This can be done via the new Twigmo Control Panel (click the button Control Panel on the Twigmo 3 add-on settings page in your CS-Cart to be automatically logged in) in which you can also manage all your Twigmo subscriptions, run Visual Editor, edit profile, etc.

If you are currently on a paid Twigmo plan, please connect your store to the Twigmo 3 service and contact us with your store domain name. The further instructions will be provided.

Important: Unfortunately, most custom CSS changes made in Twigmo 2.6 or earlier are incompatible with Twigmo 3 due to its new CSS structure. If you have CSS changes in your mobile site (powered by Twigmo 2.6 or earlier), it will be required to repeat these design changes using Visual Editor (it can be found on the Twigmo 3 add-on settings page in your CS-Cart). The editor also has a text area for entering CSS source code if you need to overwrite some inner CSS classes.

For information: In Twigmo 2.6 and earlier, custom CSS changes are saved in the file ‘custom_[skin_name].css’ in the Twigmo add-on directory. After the upgrade to Twigmo 3 this file can be found under the var/twigmo/3.0/backup_files/ directory of your CS-Cart installation, so that the file content can be used for viewing and repeating the color changes, etc. via Visual Editor.

Attention: Twigmo 2 service shutdown deadline

We announce that Twigmo 2 service will be shutting down on March 05, 2014, so we ask all Twigmo 2 users to upgrade their add-ons to version 3 and connect their stores to Twigmo 3 service before this date. The upgrade takes a minute and fully automatic if you have Twigmo 2.3+, while it may take additional time to transfer existing design changes manually.

Twigmo 2 users who do not upgrade to version 3 will have their mobile sites disabled after March 05, 2014. It means that their visitors will see the desktop site on their mobile devices instead of the mobile site. The Twigmo Admin application for iOS will stop working for Twigmo 2 users too.

Lastly, Twigmo 3 add-on is not available for CS-Cart 2.1.4, only for CS-Cart 2.2.x, 3.x and 4.x.

Support

We have launched a dedicated support portal for Twigmo users that includes bug tracker, idea voting, community forums, etc.

Please visit support.twigmo.com to ask questions, suggesting new features, reporting a bug or contacting Twigmo support. We are always happy to hear from you.

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Thank you for using Twigmo!

UPD: We released Twigmo 3.1 and 3.2 to fix several bugs in 3.0. Please upgrade to version 3.2 now (instructions).

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!