Altima Lookbook new version released: better work with mobile, multi-domain version

We have released version 1.0.3 of Altima Lookbook extension for Magento e-commerce platform. Both free and paid editions are updated.

Now lookbook works better with mobile touchscreen devices – there were few issues with hotspots behaviour that we fixed.

In Pro version we have added an option to buy multi-domain license for the cases when you are running multiple store-fronts with different domains from a single Magento installation.

You are welcome to buy extensions in Altima Shop or check them on Magento Connect – Altima Lookbook Free and Altima Lookbook Pro

Lookbook Free with new slider released

Less than one month after we implemented new slider in Altima Lookbook Professional, our team released free version of this popular Magento eCommerce extension with new great slider – Camera by Pixedelic.

So now Lookbook Free has same great features that were available in Professional version only:

  •  28 transition effects;
  • ability to display slide’s thumbnails;
  • number of other fine-tuning options
You can see Lookbook Free in action on demo site and download it for free from Altima online store
Altima Lookbook Free version front-end
Altima Lookbook Free version front-end



Altima LookBook Professional version 1.0.1 released

Lookbook Professional Magento Extension
Altima Lookbook Pro

Almost an year after the 1st version of Altima Lookbook was published, we have completed major update of our extension: jQuery slider library used in Altima Lookbook is now replaced to new one that provides much better functionality: more transition effects, better performance on mobile devices, ability to use thumbnails of images instead of dots in pagination and tons of other small but nice features.

Altima team did a lot of research with different sliders and one we selected and use now is Camera by Pixedelic. This guys did really great job and so far it is the best solution we found.

You can check our demo site to see new version of Lookbook Pro  in action. It is available for sale in Altima online store.

Free version of our Magengo eCommerce extension with new slider is coming soon.

Altima LookBook Free 0.1.4 released

Just few days after update of Altima LookBook Professional, we issued new version of our free Magento eCommerce extension.

What is new in version 0.1.4:

  • Out of stock message added if product is out of stock
  • It shows ‘normal’ and sales prices in hotspots
  •  jQuery and jQuery-UI updated
  • Plus of cause minor bug fixes

So you are welcome to install Altima LookBook Free from MagentoConnet and give it a try!

New version of Altima Lookbook Professional released

Five months after 1st LookBook Pro release we have prepared new version of our popular extension for Magento eCommerce. New functionality added is the result of invaluable feedback we got from our clients.

Altima Lookbook Pro

So, what functionality was added? Here is the list:

  • It’s possible now to add sliders as snippet or widget added, so there is more flexibility in the ways you can use to incorporate Lookbook to your store;
  • Now it is possible to use any URL from hotspots (not only to products in store as it was before) ;
  • minor improvements and bugfixes;

We thanks all our clients who provides us with feedback and hope that new version of the extension will help your or your clients Magento store works even better

Altima LookBook extension for Magento surpassed 100 downloads

Two months ago 1st version of Altima LookBook extension for Magento was uploaded. It is the 1st commercial extension that Altima created for public distribution ( there are 2 versions of the LookBook – free and enriched paid) and we are happy to see a good level of interest from Magento merchants and developers: the extension was downloaded over 100 times from Magento Connect.

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Somebody can count that number as quite modest, but taking into account that this is our first product published at Magento Connect, we consider the result as fairly good, especially taking in account that the extension got number of very positive reviews.

All our team thanks customers for their interest and support!

Altima LookBook extension is available in Magento Connect

Lookbook extension for Magento eCommerce developed by Altima (both free and professional versions) is checked by Magento and available at Magento Connect.

Altima Lookbook Magento Extension Screenshot
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LookBook extension allows online merchants who run Magento store to create an interactive gallery with photos of the good they sell in environment. Each photo can have several clickable hotspots that link the images at the photo with products available at the store.

Altima LookBook Free
Altima LookBook Professional


You still can download both versions of extensions directly from Altima Interactive website

Lookbook extension for Magento from Altima

UPDATE: Altima LookBook extension for Magento is live (free and professional versions), check

For several years Altima has been developing customized online stores based on Magento Ecommerce platform. We feel a need in the solution that allows Magento merchants to showcase products they sell in a better way than plane product pictures. That’s how Magento Lookboox extension was born.

Lookbook for Magento from Altima preview screenshot
Lookbook for Magento preview (click to view full-size image)

Magento Lookbook allows to show big beautiful images with the references to your product (hotspots) right from the image. For example you may see the photo of leaving room with different pieces of furniture and each piece has a special mark. When a user roll-over to this mark he/she see small window with product name, price and direct link to product’s page.

The product is in the stage of beta-testing now and we plan to release it in late April-May 2012

You may already see LookBook for Magento in action at product demo site


eBay buys Magento

According to official press-release published today at eBay web site, auction giant acquired rest of share in Magento Inc, the creator of Magento e-commerce – one of the most popular open source e-commerce platforms. Last year eBay already bought 49% stake in Magento and today announced the full ownership purchase.

According press-release, Magento will be used to build new product from eBay, X-commerce:

X.Commerce, eBay’s newly created integrated open commerce platform group, is focused on leveraging the company’s assets and partner technologies to build a strong, robust developer community as a resource for merchants and retailers of all sizes

It’s interesting to track how the situation will develop and what happen with Magento open-source solution. It would be pity if eBay decides to shut it down.