Posts Tagged Facebook

New on Facebook: “What Is Your Best?”

Another Bungee-powered application has recently been added to Facebook. (This joins iRecommend, the Digg Comment Viewer, and FriendMapper.)

Created by Michael Walker (non-Bungee) and Brad Hintze (from the Bungee team), the beta release of “What is Your Best” is a social application for sharing your greatest moments, accomplishments, scores, and stories within your social network. For example, say you bowled a 271 last night. Want to brag about it and challenge your Facebook friends to do better? Well, cue the diabolical laughter, because now you can. (Void in states where mixing bowling and diabolical laughter is prohibited. I’m talking about you, Wisconsin.)

Next week, Bungee Labs will release a short video interview with Brad and Mike about the application, including why and how they created it and a short demo. However, if you want to get a sneak-peak at it, go to and check it out.

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Delegated Web Authentication in Bungee Connect

One of the newest features in Bungee Connect is the ability to leverage existing authentication services instead of developing your own authentication. This is advantageous both in the terms of development time and security. By using DWA, developers make their applications easier to use, since their target audience won’t have to create yet another set of credentials for a web application. Currently, Delegated Web Authentication is available for Facebook, Google, and Windows Live. Read the rest of this entry »

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Startup Series video from Web 2.0 Expo

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While at Web 2.0 Expo, Jesse Stay interviewed me and Corey Olsen about Bungee Connect. He just updated his blog with some video of the demo we gave him.

Tonight we will be hosting the Social Media Developers Garage. At the event tonight, Ted Haeger and I will be providing a Hello World introduction to using Bungee Connect with a few services like Facebook, Twitter and possibly even Google Contacts.


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Bungee Labs hosting West Coast Open Social Hackathon

This coming Wednesday (March 26th) we will be hosting the first ever West Coast Open Social Hackathon. The festivities are from 8pm-1am MST. The event will be live streamed and connecting the Utah Social Media Developers group with the Silicon Valley Web Builders. Here’s the official announcement from Jesse Stay.

Social Media Developer Garage

At the event Ted Haeger, Amy Ballard and Brad Hintze will be hacking together an application from several different APIs using Bungee Connect. We’re throwing around a couple ideas of what to build, if you have an idea for an app you would like to see using Open Social and other APIs contact Brad [ brad AT bungeelabs DOT com] or Ted . We’re likely going to be using the Twitter, Facebook, and Google Contacts among other APIs. We’ll share more details here and at the event.

A couple of Bungee Labs engineers will also be on hand if you’re interested in hacking an app using Bungee Connect.


Update: We’ll also have and XBOX 360 and Wii for Guitar Hero, Rockband, Call of Duty 4 and Halo 3.

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New Video – How to Import and Run WideLens, View and Export the WideLens Database

In this new WideLens video we introduce Josh, one of two devs who worked on the Bungee Connect reference calendaring application, who shows Ted a few more tips and tricks for Bungee developers interested in experimenting with the Bungee-powered app, covering:

  • How to import WideLens project into a new solution (and what’s actually happening in the background when importing the project)
  • How to run your instance of WideLens via simulate within the Bungee builder
  • Creating an account in your version of WideLens
  • Viewing your instance of the WideLens MySQL database via the SQL Console
  • How to export the WideLens database schema so you can use your own MySQL database

Bungee Connect WideLens Video - How to Import and Run WideLens, and View the WideLens Database

More videos to come. In the meantime, you can go to the WideLens developer page at the Bungee Connect wiki where you can find all the links to the various resources we’re putting together.

Alex Barnett, VP Community

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Webcast – Extending WideLens – Feb 21, 12pm MST

Please join us for a WebEx session where we will provide an technical overview of the Bungee Connect‘s new reference application, WideLens, and discuss how the WideLens reference app was extended to display a custom event.

Topic: Bungee Connect Webcast – Extending WideLens (60 minutes)

  • A Developer’s Introduction to WideLens Reference Application (Brad Hintze)
  • Extending the WideLens Reference App with Custom Events (Dave Nielsen)
  • Questions and Answers (Brad Hintze)

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time: 12:00 pm, Mountain Standard Time (GMT -07:00, Denver )

To join the online meeting, see details at the BCDN Forum (you must have a Bungee Connect developer account to enter the BCDN Forum) :

Look forward to seeing you there.

Alex Barnett
VP Community, Bungee Labs

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Extending the WideLens Reference App

It’s been a big day for us, with news of:

About WideLens

In this post, I want to focus on the new WideLens reference application from a Bungee developer’s standpoint – why we built it and how Bungee developers can modify and extend the Bungee reference application for their own purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Defining Platform-As-A-Service, or PaaS

There is an increasing level of discussion and activity around the topic Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)–and more recently Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS).On the SaaS side of things, there have been some notable successes in the areas of CRM-as-a-service, computing-as-a-service and storage-as-a-service. These are just a few examples of data, functionality and hardware as services over the network. These individual offerings represent the next logical evolution of software and computing in the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

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WideLens: A calendaring reference application for Bungee Connect

logo_widelens_sm  With the release of the latest version of Bungee Connect we are happy to announce the release of a new reference application for Bungee Connect. WideLens is a calendaring application built to demonstrate what can be built with Bungee Connect, such as:

Connectivity to multiple types of external data:
WeekViewWideLens connects to Microsoft Exchange calendar, Google Calendar,, Facebook, MySQL and iCalendar feeds. If you’re familiar with these services, you know this list isn’t just a mouthful to say, it represents a variety of protocols and authentication schemes. MS Exchange is accessed through WebDav, Google Calendar through gData, via SOAP, Facebook through REST and MySQL connectivity is based on client libraries provided by MySQL (integrated directly inside Bungee Connect). Read the rest of this entry »

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