Activity feed initiative
Posted 21 December 2009 - 08:59 AM
I'm looking for the brightest minds to develop the greatest extension Yii has even seen.
Talking in superlatives is not irresponsible in this situation. Activity feeds are going to be, if not already, the hugest improvement for any decent web 2.0 application. Facebook and Twitter do that for some time now, just to mention the biggest names in the market.
As a result, this easily pluggable extension would bring serious attention to Yii. If we could achieve flexibility with an easy-to-use API, this piece of software would really change the face of web development in this PHP area.
Even though this all seems quite revolutionary, I'm dead serious. Let's pwn Twitter together in their own game.
If you feel the same way as I do, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send some basic bio about yourself, and pick a famous web service that could take great advantage of activity feeds in your opinion. Don't forget to mention the reasons why it'd be good for them.
Posted 21 December 2009 - 03:02 PM
1) it has an event api that lets u trigger posting events to it.
parameters: actor, target, time, message, etc,
2) an easily skinnable view for the activity feed.
-backend filters (i.e. to filter the results in the feed according to a million params)
-commenting on feed items like facebook/social-cast
-attaching various things
-filter widgets for the frontend, i.e. like categories filter in social cast
3) display feed that friends see
-user defined rules of what friends and non-friends can see
-feed updating in real time so it almost becomes like a chat interface. SocialCast.com has this
-advanced filter functionality, i.e. like facebook lists
Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:57 PM
I read that Yii is built for greatness. If Yii is to become a great Framework, this words must come true.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:09 PM
Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:14 AM
Another way we could contribute is by testing. Given we have a project for a potentially very large website, we would have the activity feed work as the centre of communication on the site.
@pestaa If you would like to know about our project then we would like to speak to you privately. Am sure we can work something out.