OK, we can finally start talking in public about an exciting new development at Convertigo! This morning, we announced a partnership with eXo, an portal development company that co-leads the JBoss GateIn open source portal initiative.
In short: Convertigo and eXo are doing lots of joint development, and Convertigo is providing free widget wiring technology to eXo customers and to the GateIn community.
This is is a boon to developers and their organizations who are building and integrating portals today. Currently, portal developers have no easy way to create dynamic widgets or gadgets that can interact with each other, requiring instead time-consuming custom coding. In fact, if developers are using legacy assets, they often need to rewrite all the applications from scratch.
The eXo-Convertigo partnership changes all this. eXo will integrate the Convertigo InteractionHub with eXo Platform, enabling eXo customers to easily ‘widgetize’ any application (legacy, modern or third-party), wire them together and put them to work in the eXo environment. The result is customized eXo-based dashboards and a richer user experience for customers — with up to 90 percent less development time and reduced project costs.
● Video of a sales dashboard built with Convertigo and eXo
● Step-by-step tutorial for adding Convertigo widgets to eXo Platform
● eXo blog post on “The Modern Enterprise Dashboard”
● Overview of eXo Platform 3.0
● Overview of Convertigo technology for developers
● GateIn project