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48 Posts authored by: Ryan Rutan



About 4 months ago, the Producteev Team announced the release of their new RESTful APIs.  To celebrate this event, we decided to setup a developer challenge to see who could make the best Producteev integration by the end of 2013.  The winner(s) would receive a brand new iPad Mini and promotion in the Jive Developer community.


During this challenge, we had numerous amazing conversations about how Producteev could complement both personal and enterprise applications, and while not all of them came to fruition we had some great submissions and most importantly ... we have a winner!


And the winner is ...




by: William Cheung


Tasks and Calendars should work better together, this integration made it happen, and we expect this to grow into a full 2-way sync between GCal and Producteev in the long run so more users could benefit from it.


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As in most competitions, it's hard to choose the best, but we wanted to highlight another fantastic submission that we think shows a lot of promise, and hope to hear more from in the coming months.




by Matúš Michalov of Gassumo Limited


Really powerful sync mechanism between Producteev and Microsoft Office365




Next Steps

First up, we'll be sending William Cheung his iPad Mini and awarding Producteev badges (left) to those who participated in the 2013 Producteev Developer Challenge.  Stay tuned to the Jive Developer and The specified item was not found. communities to learn more about how you can leverage both Jive and Producteev to build bigger and better solutions. 

Dont forget to check out the 2013-14 Jive Developer Program to learn how to win big by integrating with Jive and Producteev!


Calling all developers, architects and information technology enthusiasts!

We all know that Jive is the best social business platform on the planet and today, we are incredibly excited to announce the 2013 - 14 Jive Developer Program. The goal of this program is to get you building amazing technical solutions that solve your real world business problems faster by building your skills, learning from other developers, and sharing your success.  Together, we will spread the word about all the developer awesomeness that is in the Jive platform.


What is the Jive Developer Program

The Jive Developer Program (JDP) is designed to recognize and promote development mastery on the Jive platform.  Each year, the JDP runs from July 1st to June 30th, and the program and requirements each year will vary based on the latest Jive technologies.  Participants join conversations in the Developer community, earn skill badges, learn best practices and win entries into the annual drawing for cool techie prizes.


Grow Your Skills

In Jive 7, we've opened up the platform in new and exciting ways. We now have Tiles, Web Hooks, a complete mobile SDK, Jive Anywhere cartridges, and much more! There's a lot to learn! Knowing the right technique to use when integrating with Jive is important, and to help you understand and gain proficiency with each, and to make learning about them more fun and entertaining, we're introducing a set of skill badges in the Jive Community.  Each badge represents an integration pattern/feature that is available for developers to create integrated solutions with the Jive platform.


Jive Platform - Demonstrate understanding of how to apply the Jive development platform to solve real business challenges

Tiles, Streams & Templates - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with Tiles, Streams and Templates in a Jive Add-On

Apps - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with Apps in a Jive Add-On

Rest & Webhooks - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with REST & Webhooks in a Jive Add-On

Cartridges - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with Jive Anywhere & Cartridges in a Jive Add-On

External Storage Framework - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with ESF in a Jive Add-On

Mobile - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with the Jive iOS SDK

Analytics - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with Analytics in a Jive Add-On

Producteev - Demonstrate understanding, application and best practices with Producteev by Jive through an integration


How to Earn a Skill Badge

  • Leverage one of the above skills in create a working project / prototype.
  • Write a blog post in the Jive Developers blog describing the skill, your problem and solution.
    • Recommendation:  Provide screenshots, videos, code snippets, attachments and/or upload your projects working code to Github to support your story.
    • Alternatively:  Speaking at conferences (such as JiveWorld or other industry conferences) and/or during reference calls about your integration work can also be used to earn your badge(s)
    • For any questions about format, content or applicability, please reach out to Ryan Rutan and/or Mark Weitzel via status update or discussion in the Jive Developers community to start the conversation
  • Once published / confirmed, your skill badge will be awarded in the JC.


Jive Developer Status Levels

What's better than winning a bunch of badges?  How about winning even more?  In this case, we have 4 more badges to be won that represent a developer's status in the Jive Developers community.  Each level comes with its own set of requirements and perks, but each one of them recognize









  • 5 entries into the Annual Jive Developer Drawing
  • Access to the Jive Cloud GA Developer Sandbox
  • Access to the Jive Cloud TRUNK Developer Sandbox
  • JiveWorld14 Discount


  • 10 entries into the Annual Jive Developer Drawing
  • Access to the Jive Cloud GA Developer Sandbox
  • Access to the Jive Cloud TRUNK Developer Sandbox
  • JiveWorld14 Discount
  • JiveWorld14 VIP Developer Event w/Jive Engineering


  • 25 entries into the Annual Jive Developer Drawing
  • Access to the Jive Cloud GA Developer Sandbox
  • Access to the Jive Cloud TRUNK Developer Sandbox
  • JiveWorld14 Discount
  • JiveWorld14 VIP Developer Event w/Jive Engineering



The Icing on the Cake

Every geek loves stuff. As an extra "thank you" to everyone for their dedication, hard work, and sharing their knowledge with the community, we're going to hold an annual drawing for "geek stuff" -- think geek, Raspberry Pi, iPads® and other killer stuff. At the end of each program year (i.e. July), we will hold a random drawing for prizes to be determined each year.  Prizes will be announced no later than March of the program year.  Winning is simple.  Have your entry drawn at random, and win the associated prize.   Each year, we will look to the community to help influence the quality, quantity and variety of prizes we distribute.  For further questions/suggestions on this topic, please contact Ryan Rutan


What's Next

In addition, we will be ratcheting up our cadence to produce even more example programs, best practices and documentation.  If there are specific areas of focus you'd like us to address, please take a moment and share your thoughts (below), and we will prioritize these suggestions accordingly (where possible).


Each status-level is enabled in the Jive community, as are the developer skill badges ... so the time starts now.  Start looking for questions to answer in the Jive Developers community, or ask some questions yourself.  Keep an eye out on the Jive Developers community for announcements about upcoming Developer Webinars, as well as new examples.


Are you ready to become a Jive Developer Master? If so, then let the games begin!

I know what you might be thinking.  It's been over a month since the last time we talked (see Snatch the Pebble From My Hand, Community Manager ... ) and needless to say ... we've been cooking up a bit of awesome!  With JiveWorld13 just around the corner, there are tons of exciting opportunities for developers, such as the Beer.js Open Hack, to learn the latest ways to extend and integrate with Jive technologies.  But first things first, let's talk a bit about what we've been working on!


What's New

Over the past month, Mark Weitzel and I have been working hard streamline and revamp our existing Jive Developers and newly launched Jive Technology Partner programs.  Our first focus has been the on-boarding process, and getting you into the sandbox environments as fast as possible!



To get started as a Jive Developer, simply register here.  You'll get access to the public sandbox where you can try out the API, Apps, and Tiles.  In addition to staying on top of all the latest news and updates, you'll also be awarded the Developer badge in the Jive Community!



If you have a product/service that you would like to integrate with Jive, then you might want to consider becoming a Jive Technology Partner.  For more information, visit Become a Partner. As part of this program, we've made it very easy to also become a Jive Referral Partner.



We'll continue to invest time and energy into making sure that our developers and partners are the most informed and empowered experts on Jive technologies around.  So stay tuned for more examples, documentation, and overall goodness from our team in the coming months.


What's Next

  • Producteev Developer Contest - Win 1 of 3 iPad Minis - deadline for submissions is October 18th
    • At the end of August, we launched a competition for developers to kick-start the new Producteev APIs released in version 4.0. If you have a task-management problem to solve, Producteev as an application and platform is definitely worth the look.  For more details about the contest, click here.
  • JiveWorld13 - Get Real - October 22 - 24th - The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas
    • Beer.js Open Hack - Tuesday, October 22nd @ 12PM - 5PM & Beer Dark 30 - Wednesday, October 23rd - 11PM - 1AM
      Get unprecedented face time with the Jive engineers who make everything happen.  Bring your laptop and questions, and let's bring your ideas to life!  Oh yeah, we'll also have beer.
    • Developer Track - October 23rd - 24th
      Spend 2 days immersing yourself in the latest Jive technologies with those who know them best.  Everything from Tiles, Jive Anywhere, Mobile SDK, Apps, and more!  You will not find a better opportunity to learn integration patterns from Jive, our customers, and partners. 
    • Hacker Lounge - October 23rd - 24th
      Have specific questions about integrating with Jive?  Stop by our hacker lounge, pull up a chair and talk to some of our engineers about best practices, getting started, and more.


... and what would JiveWorld be without a little fun?

Last year, I jumped off the Stratosphere in Las Vegas (see below) ... but this year, I thought I would do something a bit more nerdy to celebrate my new role as Developer Evangelist!  Jive is always talking about changing the world, and me being the nerd I am, this is how I decided to interpret that statement!

What do ...


Misc Sensors




Remoteable Sockets


1 NinjaBlock


and some Jive Tiles

all have in common?

To find out, you'll need to visit us at the Beer.js Open Hack or Hackers Lounge at JiveWorld13, but its safe to say that I'm excited to see what kind of fun we can string together.  What would you do if you had these ingredients to make something awesome?

Share your thoughts down below, or join us at the Beer.js Open Hack and let's build something amazing!

Ask your sales representative to see if you are eligible for the JiveWorld13 Buy-One-Get-One offer and bring a colleague to JiveWorld13.  Don't forget to also join us on Tuesday for the Social Business Bootcamp for FREE!


Executives, bring your directors.  Directors, bring your managers.  Managers, bring your developers.  Developers, bring your business users.  Business Users, bring your power users.  No matter where your interests lie, if you are interested in getting real value out of your social business platform, then JiveWorld13 has got your covered!


With that, I've only got one thing left to say ... Are you ready for JiveWorld13!?!?!?

JiveWorld12 - #socbiz Two-Step at the Stratosphere

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