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Showtime
My Blackberry Enterprise Server Push Utility for the Lotus Notes Client, allows you to create Jobs for individual Channel, Message, and Browser Content Pushes, as well as allows you to delete Pushed Channel Icons from defined recipient devices.

Time Tracker
The idea is simple. At the start of your day - upon completion of your first task - create an entry highlighting what you did and whether you feel it was an efficient or inefficient use of your time. Based on several requests, you can also select the priority, apply categories, or even align your time against a project.

For Lotus Notes Client v8.0 and above, you can use the Time Tracker Widget to make this process even easier!

Zephyr
My Configuration-based Rich Text Mail Merge and Emailing Utility, Zephyr allows you to create rich, data-driven emails to support automated workflow - all via Microsoft Word Mail Merge-like architecture. Dear <firstname> allows you to personalize each email message not only to the individual recipient, but also to the individual application workflow event!

xCopy
xCopy is a simple configurable xCopy client for the Lotus Notes client. By creating and defining xCopy Profiles, you can batch process your file backup or remote upload jobs. With the addition of the xCopy sidebar widget, you can easily kick-off these jobs, and modify both the xCopy Profiles and xCopy itself.

Community & Resources

Lotus Technical Information & Education Community

The Lotus Technical Information & Education community is comprised of IBM, business partner, and customer subject matter experts who use product wikis, published articles, white papers, community blogs and the latest in social media to build and share high quality technical content.

OpenNTF.org - Open Source Community for Lotus Notes Domino

OpenNTF is devoted to enabling groups of individuals all over the world to collaborate on IBM Lotus Notes/Domino applications and release them as open source.

developerWorks Lotus : Wikis

Share your deployment experiences and best practices in our wikis and help IBM to create scenarios for successful deployments. Contribute to the community by collaborating on shared content and leverage the shared knowledge from that community.

Welcome to dominoGuru.com!

Focused on being the go-to resource for the IBM Lotus Notes Domino developer, dominoGuru.com delivers introductory-level best practices and advanced development deep dives for the IT professional, book and gadget reviews, and technical weblog, and more!

Amazon Kindle and Android Marketplace now accepting HTML5 Web Apps

08/07/2013 01:47:00 PM by Chris Toohey

Just received this email from Amazon.com Mobile App Distribution:

Amazon HTML5 Apps

Dear Mobile App Developer,

Your web apps or mobile optimized websites can now reach Amazon customers in nearly 200 countries worldwide on Kindle Fire and select Android smartphones.

Easily submit your web app through the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal to have it merchandised alongside native apps. We've also provided powerful tools to help you test and debug your web apps and monetize using Amazon's In-App Purchasing API for JavaScript, and we¿ve made sure your web apps will provide a native-like experience on Kindle Fire with our improved web runtime on Kindle Fire.

Web developers with HTML5 apps and mobile-optimized web sites can easily get started at the Distribution Portal. Once you're logged in, go to "My Apps", and choose "Submit a Web App".

For those of you IBM Notes Domino XPages application developers, this is amazing news: you can easily use those HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills to create HTML5 applications that you can now sell to an established market.

Furthermore, we could easily use the XWorks Domino licensing model to create SaaS-driven solutions that are surfaced via HTML5 XPages web applications.

So, what're you up to this weekend?

Find out more about the Amazon Web App and Resources here... and what applications would you love to see running on or served via XPages?

Appathon: Engaging the IBM XPages and Connections Development Communities

02/26/2013 05:28:00 PM by Chris Toohey

Appathon: Engaging the IBM XPages Development Community I am always thinking of ways that we, the IBM Notes and Domino Application Development Community, can engage developers both within our community and -- most importantly for the long-term success of IBM Notes and Domino as an application platform -- beyond the existing community.

OpenNTF.org is apparently not only always thinking, but always doing as they just announced their latest sponsored XPages and Connections development contests...

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2013 Predictions

01/14/2013 10:44:00 AM by Chris Toohey

dominoGuru.com 2013 Predictions!

2013 promises to be an amazing year for the advancement of certain technologies, and I truly think the end of others. Here are some of my predictions for 2013 for IBM Notes and Domino, trends in enterprise and consumer technology, and more.

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LinkedIn dominoGuru.com Products and Services

11/06/2012 11:06:00 AM by Chris Toohey

Crazy Toohey: Our prices are... INSANE! LinkedIn released Company Profiles, and now you have the ability to add Products and Services to those profiles. As I list Author & Webmaster as my current position on LinkedIn -- a job that I've had, as of this month, for 10 years! -- I'd miss a great opportunity to gain exposure for both my $5 apps, but also for independent app writers that leverage the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino platform.

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Editorial: Is there a market for XPages apps?

10/25/2012 04:04:00 PM by Chris Toohey

Editorial: Is there a market for XPages apps? I've talked in the past about an absolute need for an app store for IBM Collaborative Solutions (Say it with me: App Stores define the product! and Yes, we *do* need a Lotus App Store...!, just to highlight two posts). I've had great personal success selling $5 Lotus Notes Client applications. Of course, I define great both in that I'm able to help someone out with a pretty cheap cost solution and purchases allow me to pay for my Netflix and XBox Live subscriptions. I'm by no means retiring off of the proceeds from someone buying Junction Lite...

I digress.

With the tonal shift towards modernization of IBM Lotus Notes Client applications in the form of creating XPages-based versions of those same apps, I can completely understand the sales of any consumer-facing solutions specifically designed for the Lotus Notes client waning.

So what can XPages-savvy IBM Lotus Notes Domino application developers do to weekend warrior some solutions to pay for their own Netflix and XBox Live subscriptions?

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