So, I am always tinkering and recently I have been completely exhausted by the weakness of contact management databases. So .. I am designing something different for my own use .. here is where I am so far. Welcome any insights and additional thoughts. I was initially thinking html5 so I could have it online and accessible from all my iOS devices, but not married to any tech..yet.
The interface, well I wanted a 3 dimensional nodal image (atlas layout), but that seems beyond reason today. An example below:
- I like gelphi –> others that are better easier? gephi.org/tutorials/gephi-tutorial-layouts.pdf
So now I am thinking to just leverage the iOS cover flow UI:
As for hooking to data, well that is becoming easier … with REST APIs and other APIs being available.
LinkedIN – https://developer.linkedin.com/documents/profile-fields
Still a work in design process. Other things that I envision:
- Data scrapping ability off sites that won’t allow me to build an API
- hooks into Salesforce.com ? Would be nice to have this all update centrally and leverage some enterprise backbones instead of building everything from scratch (and paying for it!)
- Add comments / notes
- Add reminders and recurring activities