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IBM Connections Mobile App extension for Kudos Badges

Team Kudos has been busy working away on some great new initiatives in the lead up to IBM Connect 2013. One of the new capabilities that we have delivered is Kudos Badges Mobile. We have leveraged the new features that IBM provided with the IBM Connections 4 Mobile App that enable us to extend the App to include additional features, in this case Kudos Badges Mobile. This is a great capability as it provides seemless integration between IBM Connections Mobile App and Kudos Badges without the users having to have a separate App. We also have been able to leverage the authentication via the Connections App so users don't need to logon again.

One of the key strengths of Kudos Badges is that it has always tracked actions and behaviour for users of not only the Connections browser interface but also the Connections Mobile App (and the API usage for that matter). With the uptake of Mobile users continually increasing and IBM treating the Connections Mobile App as a first class user interface option, if you arn't measuring and rewarding your mobile users usage then you are missing a large portion of your audience. That is why we decided it was important to also provide the Kudos Badges Mobile App so our users can also participate and see how they rank with their peers.

Here are a few screen shots as well as a video providing a quick overview.

Kudos Badges Mobile AppKudos Badges Mobile App Menu

Kudos Badges Mobile App Badges

Kudos Badges Mobile App Leaderboard

Kudos Badges Mobile App Thanks



We have a few other exciting annoucements (....think IBM Notes Social Edition) to make over the next few days leading up to IBM Connect 2013. If you have any questions or would like to learn more you can contact us or come visit Team Kudos at Booth C49 at the IBM Connect conference.


IBM Web Experience Factory 7.0.1

IBM has announced the release of the IBM Web Experience Factory 7.0.1 (Formally know as IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory):

IBM® Web Experience Factory 7.0.1, formerly IBM WebSphere® Portlet Factory, delivers the fastest and easiest way to develop multichannel exceptional web experiences across desktop, mobile, and tablet platforms.


  • New builders
    • Builders for mobile, multichannel solution development including desktop browsers, smartphones, and tablets
    • Builders to incorporate analytics into applications to ensure the feedback loop is closed, allowing business owners to track and adjust success based on application usage
    • Builders for IBM Web Content Manager allows easy integration of content and authoring capabilities in custom portlets
  • Increased developer productivity, with many new features and improvements to make it easier and faster for developers to build exceptional web experiences
  • New production code and samples with full source code providing a robust library of both learning and production examples


My take on this:

  • The trend of dropping the brand names from products is now becoming consistent across more than just Lotus.
  • The enhancements reflect the move to support more than just Portlets. The IBM Web Experience Factory can be used (and has for a while) to build widgets and web applications that go broader than just Portlets. In particular is the support now for Mobile Application Builders that can use the same code base  across a range of devices.
  • This move to more Mobile capabilities is in addition to the upcoming WebSphere Portal Mobile Theme that is in beta (I will post about this soon I promise)
  • Also new builders for analytics applications. Business Analytics is a very fast growing space (hence why ISW has invested so much becoming an IBM Business Analytics/Cognos partner this last year) and IBM is smart to enable this capability in the Web Experience Factory.
  • I am glad they didn't call it the IBM Exceptional Web Experience Factory;)

More information here