exo Social 1.0

Making Portal-Based Web Apps More Social

Jessica Thornsby

Version 1.0 of the eXo Social GateIn Portal Framework extension, is now available. eXo Social adds social features to portal-based web applications.

This release comes with a ‘People’ module, which adds portal users to a global directory, where users can search by name, role, experience and job skills. Users can connect with one another to receive status updates regarding network activity streams. Users have control over which information is made public, and can request or revoke connections, as desired. This is exo Social’s effort to transform a company directory into an enterprise social network.

There is also a ‘Spaces’ module for group collaboration workspace within the portal, which allows any user to become a community manager by selecting the “add a new space” option. In their space, a community manager can add and remove applications to the workspace. Please see the Press Release for more information.

eXo Social conforms to the OpenSocial specification.

A direct download link is available at the product page.