IGLOO Launches an Innovative Framework for Building Online Community Solutions

Company: IGLOO Software
Published: 25 March, 2009
IGLOO Software, a leading provider of on-demand community and social software solutions is announcing their new framework for building community solutions at the upcoming Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. This modular framework provides developers with a flexible set of tools for customizing and extending IGLOO online communities -- quickly, easily and cost effectively. IGLOO's new framework consists of four critical key components for solution development:

* A Theme Manager to create and manage the layout, design and branding of the community.

* A Global Configuration Panel to toggle application settings "on" or "off".

* A drag and drop Widget Manager to create and configure custom application widgets.

* A core set of Open API's for integrating with enterprise applications like ERP and CRM systems, as well as cloud-based applications and like Google widgets and Salesforce.com. The platform's widget-based architecture will allow developers to create custom content widgets sourced from almost any third party application. Eventually, organizations will be able to create a library of content widgets that can be dropped into any page within the online community. This modular approach aligns with IGLOO's Web 2.0 philosophy; using lightweight applications to create and share community content which are fast to set up and easy use.