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New foldier beta 2.28

foldier beta 2.28

Welcome back again to another release of foldier.
As usual we like to give you here a quick overview of what is new in this latest release. The following is just is a quick overview, we will follow up later with more detailed posts on every single new feature.

API

We introduce in this release our first API to access foldier from other web application. We have implemented a simple REST API with full OAuth protocol authorization pipeline. We also created a Wiki Site dedicated to the documentation of the API (http://wiki.foldier.net).

Improved Search Engine

A very important component of the foldier infrastructure is its search engine. Everything in foldier is organized using searches. We improved our engine to search inside the aggregated item descriptions. This results in better categorization for items matching keywords specified in your sPressions.

New Home Page

We moved the community all the way to the front. The new home page now has featured sthe most popular and most recent Pressions. From the home page visitors can now search for topic or for users. Check it out here!

Better foldier link bar

Links broadcasted to the followers now feature a much improved toolbar. The toolbar allows the visitor to access simple foldier features like rating and comments as well as linking the web page to other content posted by the same foldier user.

Better performance

We added to this release more aggressive code optimization and better caching for content. In our tests some browsing operation have seen speed improvements up to 50%.

Full integration with Google Docs

Now, once you connect your Google Docs account you can create new document and edit existing one directly from within foldier. Also publishing of Google Docs have been simplified. Now you can write your own original content using the powerful features of Google online editors and post this content in your own sPression with simple Drag & Drop.

This post was original written in Google Docs and published here.

The foldier team.

More on the the Interoperable Internet: the rise of the Internet OS.

December 9, 2008 Leave a comment

Michele UrsinoI am writing this post with Flock, a new web browser (yes another one) based on Firefox engine. In fact it is Firefox with tools attached to it.

One of these tool is a “blog editor” the allows me to write a blog and submit the content to a blog engine like WordPress.

The magic is performed yet again by an open standard API called MetaWeblog.

I believe in a few years we will see the emerging of we can call the “Internet API”.

That will be nothing less than a collection of API established as standard and used by most systems online.
This will create a “de facto” OS, totally hosted in the cloud. Writing applications on this platform will consist of connecting together “abstract” services (using standard APIs). The user will choose which concrete service to use with the application depending on personal preferences.

So, a blogging platform will connect an editor, a commenting system, a layout editor, an aggragation engine, a picture browser and so on. The user will pick the services she already use or will subscribe to whatever is more convenient.

No one will own this platform: no Microsoft,  or Google, or Sun, or Facebook or anyone else.

Foldier is moving in this direction. We believe in the Interoperable Internet and we will use standard API whenever possible. We will make our service interoperable offering our own API, and we will adopt standard protocols when they exist.
 
We believe this trend is strong and will get even stronger in the near future. Do you?

– Michele Ursino

Blogged with the Flock Browser
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