Let’s get started with iJoomer Advance. If you have not tested the demo app, please find the instructions here on how to get demo of the iJoomer Advance.
There are two parts of iJoomer Advance namely Joomla Component and Mobile Client. So, lets start with the first step which is common for “Developers” as well as “Non-developers”.
Install iJoomer Advance in Joomla
Download and Install iJoomer component in your Joomla setup. For now, we are supporting Joomla 2.5 and in coming versions, we will have support for Joomla 3.0 too. You can install iJoomer Advance component like any other component in Joomla.
By default, iCMS extension (which is used to for Joomla Articles compatibility with Mobile Client) is installed along with main component.
If you want to have JomSocial support in your mobile client, you need to have JomSocial extension for iJoomer Advance installed on your Joomla Setup. It gets installed under Extentions->iJoomer Advance->Manage Extensions (Hit + button on top right corner). You can download it here.
Creating Menu itemsFrom the Joomla Admin Panel, iJoomer Advance will allow you to manage the menu items specific to the Mobile Application from the Joomla Admin panel.
You can add a New Menu to any of the three pre-defined positions i.e. "Bottom Tab Bar", "Home Screen Menu" and "Slide-Out Menu".
To do so, simply add a new menu from the admin panel, and assign it to any of the above three positions. Now, select the screen(s) where you want this menu to be display (remember the position, it will display on that position).
The next step is to create menu items (similar to Joomla). 'Select Menu Type' will list up all the menu types available in the iJoomer app. Once you select the menu type, param in accordance with the menu type selected will be displayed. For example, Single Article menu type will allow you to select that particular article.
Keep adding menu items as you like.