Mimosas rock. Especially when they lead to cool product integrations.


Nick Hill, one of the main Clearspace engineers came up with a mimosa-driven idea for a simple plugin that allows our Polycom phones to display recent content from our internal instance of Clearspace. The phones can only display very basic HTML, so he parsed one of the many Clearspace feeds and transformed it to simple HTML using the Clearspace plugin framework.


So now our phones display the most recent content on Clearspace and it updates every 5 minutes. It's actually very cool and I keep seeing content that I might not be notified of through the normal channels (RSS, email). Here's what it looks like: