The paid version page says it needs google-map plugin, ver. 0.92 - please note that this is buggy with Elgg 1.8.18 -constantly gives "deprecated-in-17-extend-view-was-deprecated-by-elgg -extend-view" error messages.
If possible, please let us know if a basic working GPL version will be available soon. USD 75.00 is actually very high price, considering that entire scripts like phpfox can be purchased with a liitle more. Similar Oxwall plugins prices have been kept at USD 5 to 25. And Buddypress and Elgg Events have bundled this into core. However, this is just a personal opinion and not a criticism. I understand the amount of time and labor that goes into making a plugin. Thanks for your support.
Kanha, newest version of the plugin is standalone and don't require any other plugins to run. Thanks for notice, we didn't change description yet.
We don't plan to release a GPL version of this, or other Elgg plugins. We have too low number of Elgg plugins being sold in order to launch free GLP versions as we did in the past, or to lower prices. This is mostly due to the fact it's impossible to advertise on community.elgg.org. In fact, we will probably increase prices.
Development and updates of this plugin in total took a cost of approx. 4k USD (for over 3 years of updates), and proffit from new sales barely cover upgrade costs. As you can see, we even halted sell of new plugins.