CeeVee is a CV/resume builder launched a few months ago.
We wanted to do something like that for over a year now, and integrate it with jobber.ro, job-job.co.uk and with all jobberBase-powered sites!
A universal CV/resume service, that is.
Well, great news!
Our business, LATERAL, the company behind jobberBase, has acquired CeeVee!
This means that in the following months, we’ll develop support in jobberBase for using CeeVee as “jobseeker” platform. Lots of goodies for site owners and recruiters, as well.
2010 starts off as a great year for jobberBase, and we’re very excited about things to come.
What are your thoughts regarding how jobberBase and CeeVee might work together?
It’s always my great joy to announce a new version of jobberBase but this one has to be the best moment of them all! And for 2 reasons:
- Our development team grew in the past 4 months and I’d like to thank Chronos, evertsemeijn, navjotjsingh, redjumpsuit for all their hard work!
- This version has the most new features and core updates since we launched, including themes support. We’re well on our way for version 2.0 which will support plugins.
Here are some of the new features:
- Ability to change all settings from Admin Panel instead of config.php
- Improved and Paginated Search
- Editable Job-Url Structure
- Editable locations
- Recaptcha Support
- Database Prefix Support
- Dynamic Menus in Header and Footer
- Multiple Theme Support
- City Cloud Page
- SMTP Mail Support
Go on and download it directly from Google Code.
You might want to read the Installation Guide or, if you’re upgrading from 1.7, read the Upgrade Guide.
About a month ago, we launched jobberBase Pro, a compiled version of jobberBase + some extra features requested by a lot of customers.
It was a challening month for our team, one in which we saw our focus dilluted between fixing bugs, working on new features and offering support for Pro customers.
Why did we launch Pro in the first place?
For 2 reasons:
- We saw that customers tend to request the same extra features that aren’t curently implemented in jobberBase open-source and we wanted to give them easy access to them.
- We wanted to experiment a dual-licensing revenue model, as we don’t have a revenue model and need to support further development.
What did we learn?
An open-source project and the community that forms around it is a living organism that reacts to change.
Our great community is alive & kicking and its feedback was mixed: some liked the Pro version and some didn’t. And it was perfectly understandable why they didn’t, which made us rethink our strategy.
Open-source is our way
We never forgot this, but we let it become second priority.
Well, this is ending *now* and we’re back 100% on the open-source version and have stopped distributing Pro.
We still offer support for Pro customers and want to make them achieve their goals with the purchase!
The next big thing
In the following months we’ll keep releasing small updates and bug fixes, but the main development focus will be on a new version, one that’s plugin-friendly.
Once this version is live, you (developers) will be able to build plugins and themes for jobberBase. We can’t wait to get there, guys!
So, in the meanwhile, keep an eye on this blog, follow us on Twitter and get involved in our growing community.
Indeed, a new version is out, thanks to all of those who made it happen!
In the name of the jobberBase dev team, I’d like to thank every person who got involved in our community and helped others get things done. We truly appreciate your effort.
You probably noticed the refreshed UI on jobberbase.com. We’ve began to list some jobberBase-powered sites and hope to see that list grow. If you have a jobberBase site that isn’t listed there, give us an email at hello [at] jobberbase [dot] com.
One more thing… we’re preparing a Pro/Premium version of jobberBase, with employer admin, resume management and paypal payment integration and plan to sell it at an affordable price.
We’ll continue to develop both the open-source and pro versions, while trying to figure out how to bring the most value to the world.
It’s been a great ride until now, and it’s only getting better!
We’re really happy to announce this version, with lots of bug fixes and a few handy new features:
- fixed: ‘Invalid use of group function’ exception in class.Stats.php
- fixed: a database query exception was thrown if the search string contained a city that existed in the DB and ended in a space character (ie: “london “). This happened only for live-searches (via AJAX)
- fixed: made the select query compatible with mysql 4 in class.SpamReport.php
- fixed: a database query exception was thrown if the words in the search query were separated by many whitespace characters (ie: “one two three”) delete the jobs but don’t remove the job applications) category were displayed which could lead to huge results because if you’re on the index page you will get *ALL* active jobs from the DB
- fixed: allow to install jobberbase in a folder called “jobs” – thanks to links
- fixed: the total number of applications/searches was not computed correctly; return meaningful data even if there are no applications/searches in class.Stats.php
- fixed: the number of jobs per company was wrong – it also included jobs that are not active
- fixed: CheckPosterEmail was called needlessly when displaying jobs thus degrading performance (see http://www.jobberbase.com/forum/post2994.html)
- fixed: although set, the job type (ie: full time, part time) was not remembered in the pagination process and thus the pagination was incorrect
- fixed: a database query exception was thrown if more than one city was found from the search keywords
- fixed: the URLs in the mail that is sent after a job is actived by the administrator are wrong
- fixed: multiple emails were sent to the job poster if the jobberbase based site had google ads – thanks to links
- fixed: moved stats in admin (/admin/stats/)
- fix/enh: tweaked the query that gets the job applications so that only applications which still point to a job are returned (in case you manually
- enh: GetJobsCountForAllCategs makes a single query now instead of a query for *each* category
- enh: now, only one query is used to get the number of jobs per companies, instead of one query for *each* company
- enh: if the search query is empty, do nothing – until now (which was pretty confusing from end user point of view), all the jobs for the current
- new: possibility to show cities in sidebar instead of categories (configurable from config.php)
- new: SEO for Job Categories – thanks to CtCoder
- new: spotlight jobs (sponsored jobs) – thanks to chronos
- new: ‘Edit post’ functionality in admin
This release would not be possible without the hours put in by putypuruty and links. Thank you, my friends!
Go ahead and download jobberBase.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my great pleasure to announce that jobberBase has been downloaded more than 20.000 times until know (in 11 months since it was launched)!
Seeing its increasing popularity (only positive reviews, wonderful personal feedback, increasing number of community members and activity), we’ve decided to bring jobberBase more into our focus and are therefore planning new stuff.
The most challenging item on our agenda is an Application/Module Store, similar to Apple’s iPhone App Store. We’ll allow developers to publish jobberBase modules and sell them to others, while keeping a symbolic transaction-based fee for ourselves.
And we plan to launch the store by the end of this year, so… fingers crossed!
Special thanks to our community members, for keeping this project alive!
Since the launch of jobberBase, back in October 2007, it was downloaded over 10.000 times. Wow!
This alone is an impressive figure but, what I would really want to know is the actual conversion rate:
How many downloads ended up in real websites based on jobberBase?
I personally know of about 20-30 sites, but that’s it.
If you run a site on jobberBase, would you be so kind to let me know? Just drop a quick e-mail with the URL at hello [at] jobberbase.com and I’d be very grateful.
Thank you everyone, especially those who get involved in the community!
This post is dedicated to all the people in our community.
Guys, you’re doing an awesome work with your jobberBase sites and I was amazed to see so much activity going on in the forum!
I love to see some of you — who have mastered the application — helping others start out. It’s great!!
So I just want to say THANK YOU all, for your support and involvement.
I plan to catch up with the active issues on the forum, but I’m going through some tough weeks (it’s all good) and my time is extremely limited. I’m always available via e-mail (filipcte [at] gmail.com), though .
Soon, we’ll release the final 1.4 version, with bug fixes and, hopefully, some small additions . In the meanwhile, you can get it from the repository.
Just thought I should mark this moment, as we’ll pass 5.000 downloads of jobberBase in a couple of hours. Sweet .
P.S. Any amount in PayPal donation is much appreciated, thank you!
Wow, it’s great to see that there’ve been 2.000 downloads of jobberBase!
If you have any feedback, please don’t hesitate to bring it on .