Following me following you
Have you ever attended a networking event and forgot your business cards? Perhaps you have got back to your office and looked at the batch of business cards in your pocket and forgotten the conversation?
What better way to maintain a relationship than through the SCN. By taking advantage of the follow functionality on SCN and leveraging the SCN API we have put together the SCNConnect application.
To create a connection is simple, both people open the SCNConnect app on their iOS devices. The person you want to follow display the QR code for their profile on the device.
You then open the Connect view and scan the QR Code with the SCNConnect app on your device. Optionally you can enter the userid of the other person.
The app will lookup the users details from SCN and display them to you with the option to follow.
Simply click Follow to follow the user on SCN and create the connection.
Install the Application
The app can be downloaded here or in the App Store from your device.
Once the app is installed it is required that it is activated against SCN.
Go to your profile on SCN and select the Mobile Tab. Enter a description for the device and app. Push Get Activation code:
You will now be presented with an activation code like below:
You can either scan the QR code with the application or enter the code manually
The app will now show your profile and is activated and ready to be used.
We plan to make the source code open so others can use it as an example for working against the SCN API and also to hopefully solicit volunteers to create more applications/features.
This is the first release of the app against the SCN API. As it evolves we plan to add more features. The API is open, so apps can of course be created for other platforms. If anyone is interested will are happy to share our experiences.
Please let us know what you think and what else you would like to see in the application.
We are open to all ideas, UX, new features, please let us know so we can give the community the best experience possible.
There appears to be a problem with some devices running iOS5.0 or 5.1. A cause has been identified and a fix is being readied for app store submission.
Thanks to all who helped to make this app possible, Gail Moody-Byrd and Anitay Yuen for the idea, Martin Lang for the detailed feedback, Sanket Firodiya for the development work and Matthias Steiner and Oliver Kohl for SCNApi.