April 2011 saw the release of Notice Board Pro 1.0 - a free online notice / bulletin board that lets users post notices in the same way as on a physical notice board. For example, someone could advertise a room to rent, a car for sale, a holiday apartment, a service, and so on. Non-registered users are able to browse through the list of active items, either through all of the items that exist, or through a subset based on the selection of one or more item categories (for example, vehicles, accommodation, gardening, and so on).
As well as being able to browse through existing items, registered users can post their own items. Items can be set to expire on a particular date, they can be temporarily hidden, and they can be deleted. They can be also very easily edited. The application also supports the use of JPEG images.The web-based user interface is very easy to use, either when creating items or simply browsing through them, with screen-level context-sensitive help always available.Users can update their profiles at any time. If a user forgets his or her log-on details, new details can be emailed to them.
The application is written in PHP and MySQL, and is available as a free download. This enables users to not only install the application (on a web server), but to customize it to suit their own needs if they so wish. The supporting website for the application provides user documentation, access to a fully functioning demo version, a detailed guided tour of the application, access to the download version, and support information. Notice Board Pro is free software and is provided under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This enables people to download, modify and redistribute the software if they so wish.
For more information go to http://www.noticeboardpro.com