It is our great pleasure to inform you that, we are planning for the development of a desktop notification plugin for Elgg (1.8 sites only).
The application is having a lot of features including, notifying the users about their pending friend requests, new river updates from their friends, new unread mails etc.. The application is expected to hit the Elgg community by middle of Jan 2013 (Only after Jan 1st). The updates and the features included in the plugin will be purely based on the free time available for me, sponsorship we receive.
Contribute to the development
Chip in through the widget on right side to make your contributions and fasten the development of this plugin. The development, maintenance and publishing of the application will be purely based on community interest.
See some of the features of the beta version below.
Get notifications for contents like river updates, friend requests, pending mails etc. Version 1 will supports
- River updates.
- Friend requests.
- Unread messages.
- Live notifications (Requires ajax notification plugin from us).
- For site admins
- Notifications for new users register
As these notifications are send through Elgg’s Rest API’s, these can be easily extended to support any kind of notifications like new bookmark requests, new group join requests etc…
Admin mass notifications.
Admins can send important notifications to users desktops directly. These notifications are sticky. That means they will be persisting in the users desktop, untill they close it.
This will help to pass important notification to community members like feature additions, get together, meetups etc..
These messages are those that created by the site’s admin from the activity field. This feature is currently missing in the Elgg’s download package. See the trac ticket for the same. If this ticket is not closed, we may add an admin tool to compose new notifications.
Operating systems supported
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Linux (under testing)
- Supports desktop / Dock /System tray / Taskbar icons.
- Memory usage : starts from 17000K
- Installation and Uninstallation : just like regular exe files.
- No polling if the user/computer is idle for more than 2minutes.
- Beautiful auto closing growl notifications.
Road Map :
Subjected to change anytime without prior notification.
- Contribution reaches goal : Version 1
- August 2013 : Version 2
- Allow status/wire plugin update from desktop
- Send messages to friends from desktop
Terms and Conditions
- The plugin may/not contain developer credits. If credits are present, you are not allowed to remove it. White labelled plugin, can be purchased for a small reasonable fee.
- Roadmaps, Terms and Conditions are subjected to change anytime without prior notification. The development milestones are purely depended on funds collected, time available etc..
- It wont be possible to refund the donation if the campaign fails to reach the goal. Instead those who made a payment of 100USD and above will get a copy of the application as of now.
PS : We had some issue with our DB. If any comments / questions are missing below please re post it.Tags: desktop notifier elgg, elgg desktop application, elgg notificaton, elpp app