Joomla and Smartphones

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At a Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Google announced:

“There will be an Android in any pocket”

I found no executive construction of a smartphone in comparison to other phones (feature phones) yet we see 3 differences

  1. smartphones are always “on-line”
  2. smartphones have a browser to drum a web
  3. smartphones concur applications to have a low arrangement with a phone’s OS and hardware

The mobile marketplace for underline phones was/is focused on offering ringtones, games and other ease brought by a courtesy to a enthusiast (B2C). The mobile markets (app stores) for smartphones produce a logistic for developers, authors and artists to offer their apps (Digital Distribution Platform). 

Mobile Content Management System

An vicious component of a ease supervision element (CMS) like Joomla! is a resolution of ease from presentation. To spin a mobile ease supervision element (MCMS) it should have  additional comforts e.g.:

Multi channel ease delivery (machine-readable web )

It should be illusive to tell XML and an concentration take this XML and delivers it to mobile devices.

It should be also illusive that a mobile concentration queries a MCMS directly. The MCMS responds with XML that is rendered and displayed by a mobile device. The enlargement of this underline went from service-oriented pattern (SOAP, XML-RPC) to resource-oriented pattern (REST).

Specialized templating system (human-readable web)

The templating element is used to present a ease to a mobile device. Mobile CMS templates strait be consistent to a unequivocally inclusive operation of aim desire with conflicting capacities and limitations.

There are twin approaches to bettering templates:

  • multi-client: a multi-client ensue creates it illusive to see all versions of a site during a same domain (e.g., and templates are presented shaped on a device patron used for viewing.
  • multi-site: a multi-site ensue displays a mobile site on a targeted sub-domain (

Location shaped ease delivery

This underline is vicious given it did not exist before inside a CMS. Depending on where we are, a MCMS can be used for e.g.

  • recommending events in a city
  • requesting a nearest business or service, such as a restaurant
  • receiving alerts, such as display of a sale on gas or warning of a trade jam
  • location-based mobile advertising

What is illusive in Joomla?

A web ease supervision element (WCMS) like Joomla is shabby by this expansion and will be remade to a mobile ease supervision element (MCMS) in a future. It needs to be means to store and present ease to mobile desire in several ways.

I had a feeling in a Joomla Extension Directory and asked people around gibberish how Joomla fits now in a mobile world.

I wish to plead that a examples are not comparison given they are a best or a easiest solution. we usually wish to give examples. we used a few of them, yet not all and we am unequivocally prying in your use on these topics, so greatfully critique on this article!

Multi Channel ease fibre (machine-readable web )

Since a unequivocally beginning, Joomla offers a Syndication Feeds procession to emanate xml feeds from content. These feeds can be used by many, many apps e.g. FlipBoard or Google Currents.

Concerning some-more secular solutions we found a following possibilities for displaying a Joomla site on mobile devices:

Weever apps

You have to exercise a plugin in your Joomla site, configure and permit it for mobile visitors. The tourist has to opening your Joomla site by controlling a browser on his mobile device and can afterward addition a “app” to his homescreen. It is not compulsory and not illusive to addition a “app” into an “app store”. To make it good and easy for a visitor, we can e.g. use QR Codes.
Weezer AppWeezer App


iJoomer offers an enchanting approach. If we need an app, we have to exercise a member in your Joomla site. Than we can method “your app” by describing your charge and recompense for building it. When ready, iJoomer submits your app to a AppStore and a Android Marketplace. Now we can ventilate your app to your clients.
There are giveaway apps permitted for a tie to JoomSocial. It is illusive to use it for mobile commerce together with VirtueMart.


General management

Another kind of apps are for a entire supervision of your Joomla site. You can write articles, upload photos and more.

Joooid is an Android patron for Joomla: it has been total to tell articles with text, images, galleries and geolocated maps, we can also save drafts for after publishing.


JAM! Joomla Admin Mobile!
Another app like this is jAdmin mobile. You can emanate new articles, set titles and categories, upload images- all though withdrawal a app.
Joomla! Admin Mobile

Joomla! Admin Mobile

Specialized templating element (human-readable web)

The templating solutions consists of a template systems that means a mobile template on one palm and a Joomla extension on a other hand. These systems are unequivocally comprehensive and consolidate mobile templates. The mobile templates can be divided by “clean” and “responsive” templates. The freshen joomla templates are designed to work additionally to a site template. The docile joomla templates are workable for a device including a desktop browser.

Separate templates systems

Mobile Joomla is a Joomla member and a mobile theme. The member has to be configured inside your Joomla site and afterward a mobile topic will be displayed to your mobile visitors. You can configure that subdomains shall use that themes and templates in MobileJoomla!
Mobile JoomlaMobile Joomla

Other examples with a same functionalities are

Mobile templates

Most of a template clubs offer their templates presumably with a mobile account or in entire as a docile template like joomlashine.

Responsive Site Templates

Responsive Admin Templates

Clean Admin Templates


It is enchanting to see how many conflicting approaches have been comparison to make Joomla an MCMS.
Again, it is not my idea to hightlight a named projects here. we am researching that theme given we am starting to write a book about it

For this reason, we wish to enthuse we again to critique on this letter about your experiences, solutions, use cases and examples.

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