Joomla 1.5 has an alternative to Community Builder and Jomsocial.
KickApps is basically a wide-ranging set of social networking tools, including videos, photos, audio, user profile, blogs and the other usual social goodies.
Why did KickApps choose Joomla? According to the founder’s blog, a key reason was customer demand. Lots of Kickapps users were already using Joomla and wanted more advanced integration.
How to Use: Click here to get integration instructions from KickApps.com.
Development: By two Texas companies: Gary Gisclair and Kyle Ledbetter of PixelPraise.com and Haylie McCort of Dotcomcowgirl.com.
Sample site: Training for Warriors
Full Press Release: Click here to read it, complete with a quote by Mitch Pirtle, who promises more details on his blog.