Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
JomSocial, the community and social networking software powering more than 160,000 communities globally and growing has recently released its software to the public for free in an effort to continue it's tradition of supporting the open source community.
"With our latest beta release made available to everyone for free via our website (link below), we hope to power more niche enthusiast and interest-based communities and maintain our position as the leading social networking software developer." says Azrul Rahim, CEO of JomSocial. "We're also doing this to show our continued support of the open source initiative and the values shared by Joomla! platform."
"We're glad to make it even easier for everyone to start their very own interest based site or even migrate from their forum based communities to an even more interactive platform like ours - a full featured social networking site, your very own mini-Facebook." says Nabil Feisal, COO of JomSocial.
Although Facebook will always retain it's title as the leading social networking and community site and platform. JomSocial believes that many are looking for an alternative solution to utilising Facebook's Groups functionality, a feature which allows individuals to create and manage their communities. "People, especially niche interest based communities want freedom and total control of their community websites. JomSocial fills this void very well." asserts Azrul Rahim.
As for community websites powered by forum based software, Nabil Feisal adds "Some communities and it's users are accustomed to forum based interaction, however a large number of new users prefer the benefits of using a social networking website, and we're here to help them grow and nurture their communities by making sure their users' needs are met."
To download a copy of the JomSocial software, click here.
JomSocial is the number one social network and community software on the Joomla! platform with an installation base of over 160,000 websites and are a rapidly expanding platform. JomSocial operates under Slashes and Dots Sdn Bhd, a company registered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Santa Clara, California, USA.