The much anticipated ParaInvite upgrade is finally here! We are not just talking about just another upgrade, but a complete overhaul!
Firstly, ParaInvite now supports Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. More importantly though, it now uses the industry standard OAuth 2.0 to allow your users to authenticate to the different services (Windows Live Hotmail, Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn). This ensures that your users can login to their accounts safely and securely. We received many feedback that users are hesitant about sending invites because they are unsure if their information will be logged. This will encourage them to send out more invites!
The importing of contacts and invites sending uses native APIs provided by these services. This means you are no longer at the mercy of updates that break the software (existing users will understand how Facebook updates always break the OpenInviter plugins). All invites will always go through with no problems.
The interface has gotten a complete makeover. It now works and feels exactly like Facebook's invites functionality. Your users will have no difficulty using such a familiar interface. The History view now shows more information at a glance, including a separate list of friends who were successfully invited by the user.
The new ParaInvite is still integrated with OpenInviter, but as additional email services. This means your users get more options! And with all the requests we've gotten for CSV email address import, we think it's a good idea to have that for this version as well!
Here are a few screenshots that may interest you. And oh, happy holidays!