'48 Hour Feature Development Race' Proves Platform Agility of Zarafa WebApp 1.1

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 06, 2012 - Zarafa, the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software, has shown the platform agility of WebApp, at its yearly User Conference (Zarafa SummerCamp). Thanks to the plug-in framework, which is new in WebApp 1.1 [http://www.zarafa.com/content/webapp], the Zarafa Development Team has succeeded in creating 4 plug-ins and several features during a '48 Hour Feature Development Race'.

    Like every year at SummerCamp, participants were asked onsite for their ideas with respect to new Zarafa functionality. To boost the creation of these ideas, a Twitter widget, PDF attachment previewer and a Dropbox integration have been instantly developed and presented. Overview of the results, screenshots and downloads of the '48 Hour Feature Development Race' [https://community.zarafa.com/pg/blog/read/12715/results-of-the-48-hour-feature-run-summercamp-2012].

    Brian Joseph, CEO Zarafa: "The transparent API of Zarafa's collaboration client for enterprises will encourage the developer community to enrich the platform with a variety of plug-ins. An additional advantage is that it can be done 10 times faster than before. In this way, user driven innovation will enable enterprises to remain aligned with future collaboration developments".

    Version 1.1 of WebApp features multi-user weekly calendaring, support for shared folders and calendar overlay, and faster loading times. The user interface has been updated to provide quick access to frequently used features and it can be extended using plug-ins.

    More information:

    Zarafa WebAp: http://www.zarafa.com/content/webapp

    Demo Zarafa WebApp 1.1: https://demo.zarafa.com/

    Blog post on WebApp plug-in development: http://www.zarafa.com/blog/post/2012/07/webapp-plug-framework-explained-part-1

    Download the packages: http://download.zarafa.com/zarafa/webapp-1.1.tar.gz

    Download the vm: http://download.zarafa.com/community/final/Z-Admin/1.2.0/ova/zadmin-ubuntu_OVF10.ova

    '48 Hour Feature Development Race' (including downloads):

    Screenshot SugarCRM integration: http://download.zarafa.com/zarafa/graphics/sugarcrm.png

    Screenshot Twitter widget: http://download.zarafa.com/zarafa/graphics/twidget.png

    About Zarafa
    Zarafa is the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software. The company is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands. Zarafa offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) provide local sales and support to more than 250 partners and thousands of customers worldwide. Our core product is the Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP), the leading European open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for email, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. Using instant web meetings (http://www.zarafa.com/content/introduction-spreed-web-meeting-integration) and other apps, ZCP is evolving into a full, flexible and future proof collaboration platform. Additionally, Zarafa recently launched Z-Archiver (http://www.zarafa.com/content/zarafa-archiver) which decreases the need for expensive storage tiers for long-term archiving. Zarafa is acclaimed for its unrivalled expertise in calendar and mobile compatibility (http://www.zarafa.com/content/mobility ). Learn more at http://www.zarafa.com . Follow Zarafa on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zarafagroupware

    Media Contact
    Mirjam Scholtes, Communication & PR Manager
    Tel: +31 (0)15 2517710 , M: +31 (0)6 55114984
    Email: m.scholtes ( @ ) zarafa dot com

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