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  • gluck replied on the discussion topic Elgg App
    Guys thanks for your response. I agree that there is going to be duplication but the reality is elgg is a social networking site and mobile is the best way to target socially active people. Look at whatsapp and facebook apps. I understand there are... view reply
  • gluck added a new discussion topic Elgg App in the group Plugin Development
    Guys, I want to know elgg's official stand regarding app development. I do not see any activity regarding this on elgg forums. I have developed a hybrid app with phonegap/cordova and want to release the code/plugin to the community...
    • I think apps are useful if they provide something unique to the user experience.  Apps for websites rarely do.

      There's a lot of duplication of effort, a lot of work to make sure the branding is consistent and you can do most of the same things you can do on the site proper.  There are security concerns, where once you had to be concerned about security of your site, now you have to be concerned about the security of your site and the security of the app.  If one is compromised that could affect the other.

      That said, there is a lot of demand for such apps.  At Arck we've developed a few and are getting into it more heavily just due to demand.  I believe this demand is purely marketing driven.  Even the work we've done in this area I don't see the value of.

      So I say down with website apps!  Get a haircut and get off my lawn.

    • Guys thanks for your response. I agree that there is going to be duplication but the reality is elgg is a social networking site and mobile is the best way to target socially active people. Look at whatsapp and facebook apps. I understand there are going to be issues but I am going to to try to take a stab at it. 

      Does anyone know who maintains the webservices plugin? I think there are security shortcomings with the existing implementation like you cannot use json post for submitting data, only query strings and form posts work. Anyway I am going to use the next few days to clean up my code an make it free of customization as possible. Hopefully it is going to be a New Years Gift!

    • Apps make sense if they provide additional benefits, such us offline access, push notifications, integration with OS, but those are achievable with native apps, not hybrids that just wrap html.

      No one is interested in maintaining the web services plugin. I have made a stab at making it easier/safer to use, but due to BC and other concerns they never made it into core, hence I built my hypeGraph. I think the core team intends to rewrite web services, but I am not sure who and when and how is going to do that.

  • I have not seen any viable solution yet. I tried engap test app but cannot even login to my own site. It is phonegap based but I could not get it working.  If anyone is interested in mobile app development for elgg, I am willing to... view reply
  • gluck added a new discussion topic How to setup cron page handlers? in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Hello Everyone, I have setup some cron jobs that perform certain action based on the page handler. I can execute the same page handlers via browser, to ensure better security I changed the handler to have admin_gatekeeper so that only admins can...
    • If the handlers are triggered by the cron daemon there's no user involved, so you can't check for an admin or any other user logged in. You could add some "secret code" to the url you use in the cronjob

      http://url.to.trigger.job?secret_code=12345

      and then check for existence and correctness of the code within your handler's callback

      $code_given = get_input('secret_code');

      if ($code_given == '12345') {

      ...

       

  • gluck added a new discussion topic Wordpress plugin to elgg in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Hello Everyone,  I wanted to know if a wordpress plugin could be ported in elgg as a plugin. Does anyone have any experience with that? 
    • You can create an Elgg plugin to do just about anything, so if there's something wordpress does that you want done in Elgg it can likely be done.  There's no simple porting path though, because they're completely different systems with different APIs and different uses.

  • I am interested in Elgg League Manager 
  • gluck replied on the discussion topic Sports based social network
    @nikos, Is this plugin free or did you make it?  view reply
  • gluck added a new discussion topic Sports based social network in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Hello,  Can Elgg be used as a sports based social network? I want to create a place where players can hangout and join different teams and play in a tournament. Each tournament needs to keep stats of the player's performance and...