It's been another fast and furious set of weeks at Jive as we get ready for the launch of the world's first social enterprise app store. As I was sitting down to write this, I realized that, while it seems like yesterday was the OpenSocial State of the Union, it was actually three weeks ago! We've got a lot of catching up to do, so let's get started.
Be a Revolutionary!
At the State of the Union, we kicked off the "Open App Revolution"! At Jive, we believe that basing our platform on open technologies is fundamental to its long term success. Many of you know that I'm the President of the Foundation, but you may not realize that Jive's CTO, Matt Tucker, serves on the Board of Directors. As a community, our goal is empower the developer with a technology that makes it simple and easy to build social applications that can run across any container, anywhere, on any device. Matt Null from Surveygizmo showed how this is already possible by showing his app on iGoogle, SAP, and of course Jive. Important to you, as an app builder, is how to make your app profitable. Jive's very own Robin Bordoli, VP of the Jive Apps Market, hosted a panel talking about this very topic.
Panel Session: The Business of Apps
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Peter Piper picked a peck of people with the people picker!
It's true. He did. And now you can too. Scott Becker recently implemented a people picker as part of the Jive Core API. It's pretty slick. It allows you to filter by who you're following, the org chart, newest members, and includes search capability. Nice! You can find an example of how to use the people picker in our "gotta get it in git" repository.
You Look Marvelous!
It wasn't Fernando Lamas that updated the App Developer UI Guidelines & Best Practices, it was our very own Chris Rivard. This document describes the recommended size of your applications in home view, and explains the dimensions that you'll have in canvas mode. This is a MUST READ for everyone who is starting out building a Jive App.
Until next time, as Fernando would say... "Ciao. I've got to mambo."
Developer Evangelist, Jive Apps