We are Social Networking – part 1 (part 1), in fact we are there – with this post we are now opening the Social Networking AIR app to the general public as an “open beta”. What this means is that anyone may try it and use, but it may still have a bug or two so please feedback is very important.
This will go into operation for the month of August and on September 10, during the SAP TechEd Las Vegas RIA Hacker Night ’08 we will put the entire Flex Project archive online for everybody to download and play around with.
This means that anyone in the community will have a chance of developing the application out further in different directions and resubmitting those back to the community. When a really cool new direction is done we’ll even pull into back into the main branch and deploy it on the main channel.
Download: Use the following link and if you are using Internet Explorer you may need to right click and choose “Save As” to get the file. It will be a “.air” extension so you must have Adobe AIR installed for it to work. If you do just download and double click the file.
v1.0 – July 28, 2008 – Download
So what use does this have? Why do I want this and why right before SAP TechEd? If you have or even if you haven’t been to one of the events there are thousands of people there and it’s almost impossible to find someone easily. Let alone find someone who might know about a specific topic you are interested in and is there as well.
Now with this tool you you simply search for “sapteched08 xxxx” where “xxxx” is the topic or keyword you are interested in and there you have it, a list of people that might be able to help you out. From that point on just head over to the Clubhouse and find out if they are there.
Now for everyone on SDN, BPX and BOBJ that means those of you who have the ability (you reached 100 points) to create a profile need to hurry over and update your information and add the “labels” (those are the keywords) for your skills as well as “sapteched08” if you are coming to one of the events!