Here’s a short video demonstration of a program called “Electric Lights” that I wrote back in 1992 with a friend of mine. It’s based on the children’s toy “Lite-Brite.” The game was written in Microsoft C using the Microsoft Windows SDK.
IBM Premier Business Partner Best Methods Launches New Social Networking App Yubixi
Best Methods, a Premier IBM Business Partner will soon be launching a new social network called Yubixi. While the official launch of the app will take place next week, you can download and use the app today available in the Apple App Store and soon in the Google Play store.
I absolutely love to see long time Notes and Domino business partners branching out into new efforts. Kudos to Scott Hooks, Chris Whisonant and Tim Tripcony and creating a great new service.
Yubixi is designed to connect you with other people, places, and events based on your common interests.
- Login with Facebook or LinkedIn
- Specify your interests
- Browse others’ profiles
- Bookmark your favorites
- Connect and chat
- Join group chats (Chatters)
- View news items based on your interests
It’s all About “Connections” and not About What You Think
Like I said, this post is not about “connections” but about how words are “connected”. In fact, it’s a new game produced by Corey Davis and his firm Conxsys. Watch the video and like me, you will fall in love with this awesome game available on all of the popular app stores.
The “connections” between a group of words is sometimes quite difficult to decipher. Have a go, and be sure to leave the some feedback if you can for the developers.
Word Connectors (Free) for iOS
Word Connectors (Free) on the Google Play Store
Word Connectors on the Google Play Store
Word Connectors (Free) on Amazon
The One Product to Go and See at IBM Connect 2014
If your company is using or plans to use IBM Connections I highly recommend that you go and visit the Kudos booth at IBM Connect to see a demo of their Kudos Boards app.
We love Activities in Connections. They are awesome! Working together on projects and leveraging Social Tools is a very powerful way of working. However some Activities can get BIG and sometimes users need to look at their tasks or organise the Activity slightly differently. Sometimes users don’t need to see everything that is going on but just one part. Sometimes it would be easier if Activities was more visual.
So wouldn’t it be great if you could visualise an Activity…as a Board….similar to a Kanban Board? Imagine if you could drag and drop your Tasks and Entries within Activities as progress and circumstances change . Wouldn’t it be neat if you could filter the content of your Boards by Person, by Priority, by Colour code, or by any other filter you want?
Here is something Adam Brown from ISW put together to showcase what Kudos Boards can do for your employees:
I’m also proud to say that I have been an adviser to Adam and ISW for both Kudos Badges and Kudos Boards.
Unexpected Apple iCloud Keynote Issue
Updated: IBM Notes/Domino mobile solutions podcast roundup
Over the last couple of months Taking Notes (@takingnotespod) has interviewed
three five companies who provide software, tools and services that can help you mobilize your Notes and Domino applications:
- We4IT’s docLinkr (Episode 159)
- YouAtNotes Domino To Go (Episode 158)
- Teamstudio’s Unplugged (Episode 151)
- Kryos Velocity AppXtender (Episode 169)
- Mobilite (Episode 168)
We also recently had some other mobile related shows that you may find interesting:
- jQuery in XPages with Marky Roden (Episode 157)
- Mobile App Strategies with Graham Acres (Episode 152)
- What’s New in IBM Connections 4 (Episode 168)
- What’s New in IBM Mobile Apps, with Chris Reckling and Rob Ingram (Episode 164)
JoyDrop: Give • Get • Share
This evening Apple approved the JoyDrop app that I developed for the Children’s Cancer Association.
“JoyDrop offers a place to share spontaneous moments of joy.Your “drops” of joy, collected with others, can create a sea of joy. At the Children’s Cancer Association we like to call it the Joy Effect.We invite you to share your found joy, moment by moment, drop by drop by using the JoyDrop app.Please share often.”
For you geeks out there the iOS app was built with Appcelerator and stores data in an IBM Domino database. There are no more than 400 lines of code for the Appcelerator portion of the app. The app utilizes an XPages “XAgent” to post data and a Domino Access Services view to send JSON data back to the app to display JoyDrops. It literally took only minutes to develop the app interfaces in XPages. The Facebook app was built with XPages and the Facebook Graph API. It’s pretty cool how easy it is to utilize the Graph API within XPages.
The next version of the app will incorporate photo sharing from the iPhone and some other goodies. After that I will work on getting an Android version of the app developed.
A big thanks to my friends Matt White, Jeremy Hodge, Serdar Basegmez, Julian Robichaux, Niklas Heidloff, Mark Hughes, Per Henrik Lausten and Thomas Gumz for their support.
Stay tuned for a NotesIn9 video on how this app was put together.
Podcast: What’s New in IBM Mobile Apps, with Chris Reckling and Rob Ingram
We spoke with Chris Reckling (Program Manager, Mobile UX at IBM) and Rob Ingram (Manager of Mobile Strategy, Social Business at IBM) to get the inside scoop on what’s new with IBM mobile apps.
Topics we cover included:
- Mobile app rebranding (it’s blue!)
- Principles for mobile interface design
- Mobile OneUI and consistency across apps
- Cool new stuff in Connections, Sametime, and Traveler mobile apps (see Chris Reckling’s blog for more details)
- Customizing the Connections mobile app
- The IBM Worklight acquisition and what Worklight does
- IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices
Even if you don’t have Connections or Sametime in-house, you can try those apps out against Lotus Greenhouse, and you can also download a version of IBM Worklight that’s free to try (look for a link to the Developer Edition on the Worklight home page). Also, don’t miss the upcoming IBM Connections mobile tech talk on August 15.
This show runs 41:01.
The VIEW have announced the AdminDev2012 conference which will be held in Washington, DC on May 16-18, 2012. I will be attending and am presenting two sessions, one on XPages performance and one on mobile development using XPages and the OpenNTF Mobile Controls.
The list of sessions and speakers is impressive. Will you be attending?