Community Polls is released just a few days ago and receiving good response from the community. We have released 5 versions during the last 20 days of its release and added many new features. We have developed our code in a way that the extension can be updated with a single click without any hassles. No need to uninstall the previous version. Just point to the installer, select the package and install.

So what's going to be the next? The most important thing when considering the polls component is its look and feel and the response time. For a community extension, these two factors should play an important role. We have been taking these two things into our priority since the beginning and made the component to be much user friendly, faster response time and easy to use interface without compromising the features. Last week, we have added a new Pie Chart view to Community polls which is the most useful view for few of us. Not it is the time for another interesting feature.

We are now working on adding another view to our Community Polls extension. It is nothing but the Google Charts. There are three benefits of using the Google Charts.

  1. New look and feel
  2. New chart types (possibly 3d charts)
  3. Improved performance

Since the charts will be loaded from the Google servers, they will be much faster and the response time will increases.

Another improvement we are looking for is to use Ajax to display the results. This would improve the user satisfaction as he need not refresh the page to vote and see the results. All the tasks can be done on a single page. This would reduce the bandwidth and load on your server and improve the performance.

So, that's all for today's update and will be back with the latest updates on the extension.

It is most important for us to get new members to provide the new extensions and updates to you. The only way we can get the new members is through Joomla Extension Directory. Please vote for us and write a review on our extensions, if you like them. Click here to view the extension page on Joomla Extension Directory and vote for us.