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ZOO 2.0 app bundle

Get a sneek peek of all apps in our new ZOO 2.0 video tour!

Apr
30

A couple of weeks ago we released the ZOO 2.0 BETA. Today we have great news for all of you: ZOO 2.0 has hit "Release Candidate" status. So you guys won't have to wait that much longer for the free public release! At the same time we are happy to announce the app bundle for all ZOO members. Apps are small ZOO extensions which are developed for a specific purpose like a blog, a product catalog or a download archive. Each app has its own template, own types, own configuration and much more. All of them can be used out of the box and can be customized very easily.

ZOO 2.0 will come with two, free preinstalled apps. The pages and the blog app. Both are ready to use after the installation of the ZOO 2.0. All types, elements and layouts of the apps are predefined, you can start using them right away. No configuring needed. Of course you can customize them, if you want to. Additionally we will offer an exclusive app bundle which can be purchased and is not included with free ZOO 2.0 download. All current ZOO Pro customers will get this app bundle for free. The app bundle includes the following apps: Product Catalog, Download Archive, Business Directory, Movie Database, Cookbook and Documentation.

Now! Check out our exclusive preview of our video tour through the ZOO 2.0. In the video you will get a sneak peek at all the new apps! The new ZOO website, the documentation and the free download will be available with the stable release. Read on to get a quick overview of all the apps and their features.

ZOO 2.0 - Take the video tour!

Blog

The blog app has all the typical features that are state-of-the-art for a great blog. It is ready to use, so you can create a your blog in a few minutes. Authors can publish articles with images, videos, social bookmarks and much more. You can easily extend your article type to fit your needs. Articles can be tagged and users can leave comments. To make it perfect a tag cloud and a latest comments module are included in ZOO 2.0. The blog app will be freely available for the public with the ZOO 2.0 release.

Product Catalog

With this app you can build a clearly arranged catalog with many built-in features. It provides RSS feeds, an alpha index navigation and a multi-column layout with up to 5 columns for your listed categories and products. Create nested categories and assign products to multiple categories. Based on a predefined product types you can create products with image galleries, videos and many more within seconds. Visitors can rate them or leave a customer feedback.

Download Archive

If you want to build a download archive which is simple to administrate, this app is the right choice. You can add file downloads easily with information about the version, the author and the license. The app automatically assigns download icons for all common file extensions. It is possible to count the downloads, limit the total amount of downloads and protect the files from direct linking. Visitors can rate your offered downloads and leave a comment.

Business Directory

This app let's you create a comprehensive business directory. An alpha index makes it very easy to find the right entries. For each company in the directory you can provide information, like a company logo, address and contact information. Further you can add employees, who have their own detail page but also show up on the related companies page. Last but not least addresses of the contacts are displayed on Google Maps and a "Get direction" tool help your visitors to find their route to the company. Route planning has never been easier!

Movie Database

With the movie database you can manage and present all your favorite movies. The categories can be used to arrange the movies in genres. That gives your visitors a great overview of the existing database. You can write a comprehensive summary about the story, the cast and characters and provide information like runtime, release date and much more. Further you can add actors and directors, which have their own detail page with a list of their related work. Actors and Directors are also linked from the related movies. Visitors can rate and comment on the movies.

Cookbook

Create an amazing cookbook with this exclusive app. You can sort all recipes in multiple categories like origin, diet or occasion. Provide detailed directions, a full list of ingredients and information like cooking time, people to serve and complexity factor. Create tags for the recipes and let your visitors rate their favorite meals. You can cross-link different recipes to show suitable meals or similar recipes. Comments allow your visitors to discuss the recipes and share new ideas.

Documentation

You need a FAQ page, some tutorials or a comprehensive documentation for your software? This is the right app!It even allows you to provide multiple documentations for different products. You can easily write tutorials which match in style and typography and add related articles, videos and social bookmarks. The icing on the cake is a build-in code syntax highlighter. The code will be automatically highlighted, for example to show CSS, PHP or JS code in your documentation.

Pages

The pages app is a little bonus app to manage static content pages. For example if you want to create a contact or service page you don't necessarily need a catalog with categories. But of course you can extend these static pages with images, comments and more. With the pages app you can build up your whole Joomla website using ZOO. It will be freely available for the public with the ZOO 2.0 release.

By Sascha | | Posted in ZOO

Comments (46)

  • edogg

    edogg

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    I am a very patient person, but I find myself stirring at the thought of having to wait any longer for the final release of ZOO 2.0. My congratulations to the YOO/ZOO team!
  • kraymitchell

    kraymitchell

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    I am quite interested in the possibilities for the Business Directory. I was going to purchase MTree for this, but I guess I will have to see first!
  • frederic

    frederic

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    Just great... Congrats. The business directory sounds great also ;)
  • obrignoni

    obrignoni

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    I've been patiently waiting for this and it looks like it's going to be worth it. It's great that download links are protected but, are video links going to be protected too?
  • opssr

    opssr

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    Congrats! This is amazing work. Your attention to detail and presentation is first class.
  • andy@oz

    andy@oz

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    any introduction to the APPs prices?
  • Kevin

    Kevin

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    Will there be documentation as to how to create your own template?
  • I need this business directory app like yesterday!!!

    ETA dear brother???

    BTW, GREAT job on the video! You guys keep on impressing me!
  • mimimommi

    mimimommi

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    Let's do this. Your Warp templets are awesome so the Zoo is going to be a perfect fit. Any thoughts about adding a shopping cart component?
  • WOW, I am almost speechless. I am an avid fan of the YOOThemes, but this is extraordinary! I am a developer now almost exclusively in Joomla, and more and more almost exclusively in YOOThemes. I have to admit, at first shot I wasn't completely impressed by ZOO 1, although I have to admit, I didn't try it as thoroughly as I could have due to a customers deadline, however, the apps and zoo 2 look like something I will be using a whole lot.
    Thanks guys, and if you need a developer, let me know! You are probably the 1 company I would consider giving up my freelance freedom for.
  • I hope very much that movie database will be useful also for photos database. Or cookbook will be best suited? In fact i need to create very detailed data base for historical and contemporary photos. There shoud be a possibility to add many categories to one photo and definitely i need more that 2 nested levels. Also i need "next" button (seems it doesn't exist in Zoo 1) to see all selected (category or search results) photos one after another switching from one full view to another. Very neccessary is a good search tool. I guess it should have a possibility to create my own querry. For example i would need to select photos matching to categories: cars/cabriolets/1930-ties/germany + including words John Smith in description field.
    I am sure, if such things will be possible wilth Zoo 2.0, many museums and resarch institutions will become Your clients.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      It is very easy to build your own app to fit all your needs :-)
  • fernando.garcia

    fernando.garcia

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    Great!!! I was really looking forward a "movie database" app. I asked you about it and you told me it was going to be possible for this release, and here it is. Thank you.
    • obrignoni

      obrignoni

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      I love it too! I'm going to use it for a project i'm currently working on! I need Zoo 2 asap!
  • Julian

    Julian

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    I just wanna say you guys are awesome! You could have charged people for it... but to give something way as amazing as this is just incredible! Thank you! The contribution I believe people will make to the world as a result of having access to this kind of technology really is going to make the world a better place for everybody. I believe so much in free and open source software... but I also believe in solid business models where people are able to make great money and do great things. I really wish for you guys all the success you could ever want and have no doubt that you'll get back from life all that you give to it. Really... THANK YOU! :)
  • Toto

    Toto

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    Really Great Job!... i have only one question...: is there a possibility in Zoo to import/export CSV or excel data?
  • It will be possible to use yootheme templates in blog area?
  • Tchelo

    Tchelo

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    very good
  • Roberto

    Roberto

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    When will it be available?
  • Will this business directory be able to be modified? For example, will user be able to modify the look of the initial list to make different levels for a business directory, Simple list, Bolded list and Highlighted list with a frame arround.

    Please let us know because if this can be done by making changes to the css or html them see ya Mossetts tree.

    Great job by the way
  • opssr

    opssr

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    Is it possible to enable Left or Right columns to any of the Zoo apps/pages, similar to a regular Joomla article. All of the demo's show the Zoo component occupying the entire body page. It would be nice to enable content on the Left or Right side.

    Also, can the App themes like Movies be modified? I have other content, not movies, that would be great with the Movies app, if I could tweak the layout.

    Zoo is looking great. I just hope it's released soon.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      Hi, yes you can set up a left or right column and it is possible to use the Movie App for other purposes.
  • Hey guys, once again, great work!

    I was just wondering, is the pricing going to change with the new version at all?
  • I have just bought ZOO. But i wluld like to know how often would you update or add new App's to this "App bundle for customers"..

    Thanks a lot, GREAT EXTENSION!
    • sascha

      sascha

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      We will update the Apps constantly and add new apps to the bundel...
  • hi, which apps are included in the regular free download?
  • leadbased

    leadbased

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    Aside from a big hooray and congrats, I am about to make a decision for a wherein it centers around a directory with all records depicted on a single GoogleMap. Is that possible with ZOO? Is it something that can be done from with the higher level of ZOO? or do I have to make fundamental changes somewhere?

    i'll buy the bundle this instance if I know I can use it!

    Chad
    Leadbased
  • Adham

    Adham

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    We need Apps For Games like gamesopt.com
  • Asif

    Asif

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    Would be great if you add shopping cart feature to the Product Catalog app. That way it will be easier to set up and e-commerce site with the help of Zoo
  • kella

    kella

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    Thanks a lot, GREAT EXTENSION!
  • mimi

    mimi

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    Hi everybody!

    I have a question about the Business Directory. Is it possible to list the email of an entry as an image instead of a normal text or hyperlink, to hide them from the spam-bots?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    • sascha

      sascha

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      All emails displayed in ZOO are already protected from spam bots using JavaScript :-)
  • mimi

    mimi

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    Hi everybody!

    I would like to say, that your apps have a great potential. keep it up!

    Thanks a lot.
  • jerryLee

    jerryLee

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    I am very intrigued by business directory, does it have capabilities for front end users to submit their own company? Is there documentation for this? Thanks and GREAT work!
  • henry.bernard

    henry.bernard

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    ZOO is great !
  • martin.carrion

    martin.carrion

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    Any support from youtheme about jerryLee question?

    "I am very intrigued by business directory, does it have capabilities for front end users to submit their own company? Is there documentation for this?"

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