OpenKE Update 2

Another time to present another new logo. Now with more web2.0 flavour. I think this will be the final one. Beta registration for openKE is no open – feel free to register and test the features of the plattform. Development goes on all little bit though, cause I spent most of the time in doing bug fixes or optimizing the code.

New features will come soon: I’m planning an user rating system based on the number of postet bookmarks, and valuable comments in the groups. I think no community based app can do without such ranking mechanisms to encourage people to be active. Another part I’m currently inplementing is an automatically generated user skill profile based on the data from searches and other action an user makes on openKE. The system will learn from the actions of the user and will group data sets to get a view of the users intrests and maybe also his skills. This feature is a little bit delicate part because of issues like privacy etc.

I got quite a good feedback from the first user of openKE – thank u for that. Stay tuned for more infos.

OpenKE Update

This is the new logo of my current projct: I made the whole page more in a web2.0 style because nowadays you can’t make such a site without following the formal style guidlines etc…

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Here are two more screens of the application. Firt the resource page, which I already presented in the last post, but here are several changes made: highlighting of favorites, editable, add to favorites link. The second pic shows my profile. Several properties are click-able and used to search other user with this properties (see at the bottom Interessen und Fähigkeiten!)

The appliaction is now deployed on the live system and beta testers can register with the form on the index page. When actually the beta will be open is not clear, but i try to made it this week done. I would like to invite you to be part of this beta test and the first users of openKE!

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