Marc Hughes


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AgileAgenda, Basecamp, and third party API's

14 Jun 2008

        <p>I haven't blogged about <a href="http://www.agileagenda.com/">AgileAgenda</a> in a while  on purpose since it seemed I was doing it far too often and was turning this blog into a big Ad instead of the resource for developers that I had meant it to be.&#160; But I've done good with only a <a href="http://www.rogue-development.com/blog2/2008/05/agileagenda-on-linux/">single post</a> in the past five months, and I hope you'll indulge me for a moment with this one. </p>
        <p>We just released a new version, and it has a feature that a lot of customers have been asking for.&#160; <strong>Far improved <a href="http://basecamphq.com/">Basecamp</a> integration!</strong> You can now connect to an SSL powered Basecamp install, and you can also now associate AgileAgenda resources with Basecamp contacts to automatically assign the Todo items.  This is a huge jump in the integration between these two products and I'm really excited about it.&#160; We also streamlined some of the synchronization so it all happens a bit faster.&#160; You can <a href="http://www.agileagenda.com/help/setupbasecamp.html">read all about it here.</a> </p>
          <p> <a href="http://www.agileagenda.com/help/setupbasecamp.html"><img border="0" height="329" src="http://www.agileagenda.com/images/basecamp1.png" width="500" /></a></p>
        <p>In the future, I'll be exploring other services to integrate with.&#160; At my day-job we're beginning a <a href="https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?zn=bto&amp;cp=1-11-127-24_4000_100__">QualityCenter</a> rollout, so that may be on the list.&#160; Along with that, I've always had plans to be able to export to <a href="http://www.google.com/calendar/render">Google Calendar</a>.&#160; Working with third party API's really excites me since it's a way to add a huge chunk of functionality (and customer value) very easily.&#160; Any other ideas? </p>
          <p>That really gets me thinking about interchangeable data on the web and how good it is for end users. With that in mind, I hope to be able to release the AgileAgenda integration API sometime this summer that would allow other applications to integrate with AgileAgenda.&#160; That's going to take some serverside rework, but that'll need to happen eventually for other reasons.  Before that, we'll start publishing RSS feeds of schedules so external programs can at least start consuming data from AgileAgenda. <br />
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