We all like Google, and Google Analytics is a cool tool. But, what happens when you want to run the tool yourself? You could take a look at phpMyVisites. The screenshots look impressive, and the demo illustrates impressive features. One thing I have never fully appreciated about Google Analytics is the fact that it uses Flash, which is still a bit of an annoyance for us Linux users.
phpMyVisites could be a viable supplement.
This RSS reader integrates into Firefox, and is free. I see a lot of potential for RSS feeds & the intraweb integrated together to keep people up to date on what they need to know. But we’ll need an easy to use, easy to deploy RSS reader. So, this is interesting. Appears to be not yet compatible with Firefox 1.5 on the Mac though
Synchroedit is a multi-user simultaneous notepad, like Gobby, but instead of being a stand-alone application it’s web-based. And of course, it’s open source.
It is still very very rough around the edges, not quite ready for primtime. But in the future once it’s a little more polished, this could be a service we provide as an intraweb app for people to conduct meetings with.
With all the little intraweb apps we seem to be tacking on lately, I think we should develop some basic guidelines or a css style sheet of what the default colors, fonts, etc we should use. Otherwise, I think the user experience for these programs won’t be optimal, as each app will feel unfamiliar and users will resist using them, because it seems like ‘another thing to learn.’
Thems my thoughts.
Scuttle is del.icio.us style social bookmark sharing. When you want to add a bookmark, you get a little button in your browser to bookmark a site with, and your bookmark appears in the shared pool. The key to this is you can add a ‘tag’ to your bookmark, so you can look at sites via tag category.
The cool thing is it’s open source, so you can host your own copy of it. I’m thinking this might be another way to crack collected knowledge free from it’s individual keepers, and distribute it throughout the organization. Also, it’s just a good way to cut down on email, no more: “Did you get the link I emailed?” type situations.
In addition to a bouncing off point, I really want to see start.yjusa.com become an aggregator of useful information; a dashboard for the info you need in the company.
The trick to this is RSS.Â If we can assemble valid RSS feeds from important data sets, it’s easy enough to pump those into the intraweb homepage, and allows uers to turn on & off what they want to see.
As a first step, I am really intersted in integrating the updates RSS feed from yjusa.grouphub.com into start.yjusa.com.Â I found the Magpie PHP RSS Library which can be used to do this, though there are probably other PHP RSS libraries out there (the tricky thing about that feed is it requires SSL authentication, which Magpie supports).
I am thinking once Compiere is up and in use, we can periodically have a script that taps into it’s database connection, downloads intersting data, and coverts it into RSS feeds.Â Then users can decide if they want to subscribe to the “Todays Orders” feed or whatever we dream up.
The only trick to this is that we would need one consistent login scheme, with a cookie to remember the user’s login.Â I guess this is the first step.