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Thanks Provoke for the Geekzone Gadget

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 27-Apr-2007 08:07

I announced here a couple of days ago the release of our Geekzone Gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar.

The software is a small application that lives in the Windows Vista Sidebar, monitoring our Geekzone Forums, and showing the forums with most recent topics, how "hot" or "cold" a forum is based in the number of replies and the last hour and providing direct links to the discussions.

I always wanted to have something like this, and it was made possible by the guys at Provoke. They came along for one of my weekly coffee meetings in town, we talked about the idea, what I wanted to give our users and we agreed on a quick project - less than a week to have it all done.

The Geekzone Gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar was developed in just a couple of days, from concept, design and testing through release.

We already have some ideas for v2.0, including perhaps posting replies direclty from the gadget instead of having to load a webpage, user selection of which forums to monitor, and more.

I recommend the guys at Provoke if you are looking to create something similar, or even start a bigger project. They work with design, business solutions and e-government applications.






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