Announcing a new version of IQJam

Category iqjam xpages notes domino app application

We are excited to announce that a new version of our IQJam software for IBM Notes and Domino environments will be released on Monday, December 3rd, 2012. IQJam is powered by IBM's "XPages" technology. Here is what's new in this version:

New Features Added

  • Added a "Terms and Conditions" page to be displayed and accepted prior to a person using IQJam. Enable this feature in the Control Panel.
  • Added the ability to have the RSS feeds enabled or disabled.
  • Added the ability to have the "Respond via Email" enabled or disabled in email notifications. Enable this feature in the Control Panel.
  • Added the ability to enable/disable "Leader Board", "Tags", "Help" and "Logout" items in the main menu.
  • The IQJam logo area can now extend up to the "Ask a Question" button (750px wide).
  • The height of the IQJam logo header area can be configured in the Control Panel. The default is 50px.
  • Ability to specify your own graphic for "Correct Answers". The image can be selected in your IQJam skin.
  • The first 50 words of a question are now shown in the Recent, Answered and Unanswered views. You can define the color of the text in your IQJam skin.

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed a bug with the IQSpace and Tag Follower emails that was causing emails not to be sent.
  • Fixed the CSS for the voting buttons on a question. They now respect the hover and background colors defined in the skin.
  • Fixed the CSS to properly size the number of answers shown on a question page in the "There are X answers".
  • Fixed the CSS for links in answers. They can now be defined in the IQJam skin.
  • Fixed a bug where the color of the vote box on answers were not using the color set in the IQJam skin.
  • Fixed the CSS for links in answers in the Recent Answers view.
  • Fixed a bug that prohibited participants from attaching files to answers on questions that were not created by them.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing the "Enable attachments on comments" settings in the Control Panel.
  • Fixed a bug in the Question page that was causing the entry form to "jump" when the "Check for similar questions" button was clicked.

An evaluation version will aslo be available for you to test drive in your environment. If you are interested please let us know.


Meet Elguji Partner Centric Fusion

Category partner ideajam canada iqjam

Elguji is proud to announce that Centric Fusion located in Ontario, Canada is now an authorized Elguji Partner. We have worked with Ryan Hosford, Centric Fusion's President for many years in his various roles with IBM Partners and in the IBM community. We couldn't agree more with as what is stated by one of his customers:

"I have known Ryan for a number of years now and have worked closely with him in the Lotus Notes/Domino spectrum. He balances a level of professionalism with a laid back flair that draws people in. He continuously drives for innovation and believes passionately in loyalty, dedication, and being first and foremost - genuine. He strives on building solutions, and has built his success based on that straightforward approach to business. It has been a privilege to have worked with him over the years and I look forward to many more. - Michelle Mann"

About Centric Fusion

Centric Fusion have successfully built and managed a global network of authorized resellers, led product launches and built a brand over 10 years for a manufacturer in the industry. Centric Fusion’s approach is built on providing valued advice and premium options with senior level insight at no additional cost. Centric Fusion is not a “consulting” company who is looking to offer additional services at a cost or to promote their own products.

Centric is your dedicated resource in lean times, your extra resource on your project team, as they understand that everyone is short staffed these days. Centric Fusion will assess the best options for your needs, in an efficient manner and allow you, as the customer, to decide which product is best suited for your environment. They are always pleased to share their expertise and insights based on available information at no additional cost.

Centric Fusion provides you with options to leverage this “know-how”, with access to a broad range of solutions. Centric Fusion will help you and your organization to identify potential solutions, evaluate options and make the right choice the first time around.

Elguji Software Partners >


Free trials of IdeaJam and IQJam

Category ideajam iqjam trial evaluation
Just a quick blog entry to let you know that we do offer 14 day trials of IdeaJam and IQJam. Every single feature is available for you to use. You can customize the way it looks, use it in Spanish, French, German or any other languages we offer, you can use the API, and much more. The only thing you don't get with the trial is access to the underlying database design.

And if you decide to purchase either product you won't lose any of your test data. You simply get a new license key and access to the unlocked database template.

Interested? Drop me an email or feel free to fill out this short form.


Site Update: IQJam Product Pages

Category iqjam solutions xpages learn api

We have just completed updating the product pages for our XPages based IQJam application. The pages now include updated screenshots, pricing, documenation, product brochures and more. One surprising fact about IQJam is that many companies are not only using it to share knowledge but also to learn XPages development. Pretty cool.

Let me know if you have any questions about IQJam or would like to schedule a demonstration. We will also soon be posting a demo page showcasing the IQJam API.



Shipped: IQJam V1.2

Category iqjam xpages api features

A new version of our IQJam knowledge exchange software built with IBM XPages technology was just released and has the following new key features:
  • Questions can now be answered by email and can include file attachment(s).
  • The search facility now allows searches to be restricted to an IQSpace.
  • It is now possible to follow tags for email notifications as well as for IQSpaces and for questions.
  • There is now an “Import” facility that allows for the importation of questions and answers from other systems.
  • All emails sent from IQJam now use HTML formatting for layout.
Take a peek at the IBM Community IQJam site and see IQJam in action.

Read the IQJam V1.2 Release Notes >

Customers can download IQJam V1.2 from the Elguji download site.



Category iqjam

As we mentioned earlier this week IQJam V1.1 is now available for download (Elguji customer login required). Here are the updated IQJam product docs and release notes. Next week we will talk more about this new release.

Learn more about IQJam or check out the IQJam.net site.


Why the API Matters

Category iqjam ideajam api extend sharepoint connections

We are hearing from more and more of our customers who are sharing their IQJam use cases and success stories with us. Frankly they aren't what we expected. Most of them of late have to do with how they are using the API to surface IQJam in Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Lotus Connections, Websphere Portal, Customer Service websites, IBM XPages apps as well as many others. It's all about making the data easy to access using our API's. With a few simple lines of JavaScript any web developer can consume and re-purpose data from IQJam. Oh and did I mention that IdeaJam our idea management software also has an API ?

Let's take a look at the IQJam Web Services and JSON(P) API methods:
  • addQuestion
  • addAnswer
  • findQuestionById
  • searchQuestions
  • getRecentQuestions
  • getRecentAnswers (new in IQJam V1.1)
  • getRecentQuestionsByTag
  • getRecentQuestionsByAuthor
  • getUserProfile
  • getIQSpaces
  • getExperts (new in IQJam V1.1)
These methods have several parameters that you can supply such as an IQSpace, an IQSPace and IQSubSpace a tag among others. My personal favorite is the "getExperts" method which provides a list of the IQJam participants who are answering questions correctly for a given IQSpace/IQSubSpace. Another one of my favorites that is being used by a customer is to supply help in the Microsoft Office sidebar for their custom Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps and templates.

Clearly providing API's for customers in our products matters. How are you using our API's? Would you be more willing to purchase a product from a vendor if it included an API?


Good as Gold: Built with XPages. Used by People.

Category iqjam xpages 8.5.2 connections api

I am happy to announce that IQJam version 1.1 has gone gold. IQJam is Elguji's popular question and answer community software. Version 1.1 was built with IBM's XPages 8.5.2 technology and you can take IQJam for a spin on our IQJam.net site.



V1.1 includes the following new features:
  • Attachments can now be included with answers.
  • Connections Business Cards integration for Views, Questions and Answers.
  • Multi-lingual configurations are now supported.
  • Improved Web Administration.
  • Support for JSONP for cross-domain API access.
  • Added new button to mark an unanswered question as closed (i.e. the question is no longer relevant).
  • Added a new method "getExperts" to the Web Services and JSON API's.
  • Added a new method "getAnswers" to the Web Services and JSON API's.
  • Added a new method "securityservice" which will return the Security Key for a user when you pass in their username and password to the Web Services and JSON API's.
  • A Domino login form has been added for secure IQJam sites.
  • The Rich Text Editor has been upgraded to use the CK Editor shipped with Domino 8.5.2+.
  • Added an option to the Control Panel to enable/disable the "Feedback" link in the page footer.
  • Added an option to the Control Panel to enable/disable the "Developers" link in the page footer.
  • and much more...
Customers will be able to download V1.1 later this week.


Introducing Clever Together: Elguji partner located in the United Kingdom

Category partner ideajam innovation iqjam linkjam

Clever Together

Clever Together is a business improvement agency that partners with Elguji Software - we generate collective insight and deliver informed action to accelerate value across the full business lifecycle.

We believe that organisations can deliver more value, sooner, by making business decisions and taking actions that are informed by deep, collective insight.

Until recently technological limitations and tradition have forced business leaders to rely on information generated by individuals or small groups – sourcing insight from large groups with diverse experience was expensive, time consuming and hard to coordinate. Today, Clever Together makes it possible to generate collective insight from staff, customers, suppliers and partners, in real time – providing deep engagement across traditional boundaries. By combining applied social media with focussed event facilitation, our approach offers leaders an unprecedented opportunity to take informed action across their whole improvement lifecycle.



At Clever Together we focus on both “insight” and “action”. We combine the skills and techniques of a social engagement agency with the processes of a management consultancy, to help you take informed action, at lower cost with improved return on investment. We differentiate ourselves from other businesses in three ways:
  • En-Masse Stakeholder Engagement - We are different from traditional advisory firms because of our ability to rapidly tap the collective wisdom and insight of your stakeholders. For a fraction of the cost of traditional stakeholder engagement techniques we are able to give you the information you need to make better decisions, underpinned by real stakeholder support.
  • Whole Lifecycle - We are different from social engagement and media agencies because we are able to support your whole improvement lifecycle, from generating insight to planning action and realising the benefits. We’ll help you understand your challenges and facilitate the improvements you need in your organisation.
  • Improvement From Within – We recognise that the best source of insight for your organisation is from the people you employ and those within your immediate network (customers, suppliers and partners). In this sense, our approach creates the environment for innovation and improvement from within your organisation and its networks. As facilitators we form an integral part of your internal improvement network, as opposed to providing external advice.


We have built our business on a strong foundation of working in partnership with firms who recognise that our skills complement their offer to add increased value and improved outcomes for clients.

Technology Partners

We partner with a number of technology providers to offer easy to use social media tools that help us to engage large groups of people. We use a variety of tools ranging from idea management systems to smart blog and wiki solutions. As our technology partner, you can benefit in three ways:
  • Increase the value of your platform to end-customers – driving higher, more sustained licence revenue;
  • Leverage our expertise to offer a more comprehensive package to your customers;
  • Gain new customers – using your platform for client engagements where we feel you offer the best solution for the context at hand.

Consulting and Service Providers

We partner with several consultancies to support the delivery of their programmes. We can help you to achieve your objectives by:
  • accelerating and deepening the value of your consulting projects:
  • reaching out to wider groups of stakeholders;
  • enabling directed, bottom up, consensus driven decision-making; and
  • giving you the ability to begin your engagement strategy sooner;
  • broadening your service offerings;
  • creating additional USPs – an extra innovative edge within your proposals.

Markets and Services

At Clever Together our services are utilised across markets and are typically focused to resolve market specific challenges:

Clever Together

Contact Clever Togethers's Robin Vickers for more information.


Introducing PAVONE: An Elguji Software partner located in Germany

Category partner ideajam iqjam linkjam


Founded in 1994, the core competence of PAVONE lies in providing rock-solid workflow solutions across line-of-business processes. PAVONE elevates human workflow to a new level by offering a tight integration with Project Management, CRM, and Document Management applications. For over 16 years, PAVONE has satisfied customers with a palette of collaborative solutions. The PAVONE consulting teams are dedicated to customized business process optimization and system integration using the latest technologies.

In the tradition of German engineering, PAVONE continuously updates and fine-tunes its products and solutions with the latest technologies. The PAVONE consulting services brings project experience that spans decades of technology innovation.

PAVONE performs reliable work and provides professional support to customers in all project phases. Customers have benefited from PAVONE's services in over 2500 projects with 315,000 installations.

Based in Paderborn, Germany, PAVONE has branch offices in England and the United States. PAVONE employs over 40 people at its offices in Paderborn and Boeblingen as well as at home offices throughout Germany.

PAVONE an authorized Elguji Software Partner can assist you with evaluating and learning more about Elguji's products including IdeaJam, LinkJam and IQJam.

Contact PAVONE's Ingo Erdmann for more information.


Introducing IQJam 1.1 (Spring '10)

Category iqjam lotus connections json attachments localization
In a few weeks Elguji will be launching a new version of it's question and answer social software IQJam. In this release customers will have some really cool new features that they have been asking us for. They are:
  • - Attachments can now be added to answers
  • - Added IBM Lotus Connections Business Card integration for views, questions and answers
  • - Added a new Web Service - "securityservice" which will return the security key for a user when you pass in their username and password
  • - We now support language localization at the user level
  • - Every piece of static text in IQJam can be changed from the language localization administration screen
  • - Added new button to mark an unanswered question as closed (i.e. not relevant any more)
We also fixed the following bugs:
  • - Fixed layout of email body sent when a new answer is added
  • - Fixed display of "Experts" when changing the view filter on an IQSubSpace
  • - Changed name of questions web service to "questionsservice" due to naming conflict with a view
  • - Added extra error handling to JSON API search agent
We are very proud of IQJam and are extremely pleased with it's success in the markeplace as the only full-featured question and answer social software for the IBM Lotus social software market.


Updated product brochures

Category ideajam iqjam linkjam brochures
We have updated some of our product brochures and here they are:

IdeaJam - Idea and Innovation Management Software

- Top 10 Reasons You Need IdeaJam (PDF)

- Notable IdeaJam Features (PDF)

- IdeaJam Product Brochure (PDF)

- Improve the Performance of Your Enterprise with Social Networking Software (PDF)

IQJam - Question and Answer Community Software for the Enterprise

- IQJam Product Brochure (PDF)

- IQJam Mobile for Apple iPhone and Google Android Product Brochure (PDF)

LinkJam - Social Bookmarking Software for the Enterprise

- LinkJam Product Brochure (PDF)

- LinkJam Notable Features (PDF)


PRNewswire: IBM Brings Business-Grade Social Software to iPhone, Macs

Category macworld iqjam iphone
IBM issued a press release today covering their support for Macs and iPhones and their presence at Macworld. The release includes Elguji's IQJam and it's support for the iPhone:

Elguji Software's IQJam, a question and answer community solution powered by IBM Lotus Domino and xPages technology, helps organizations capitalize on the knowledge of their employees. IQJam allows people to identify who the subject-matter experts are by keeping track of answered questions and associating them with categories, or IQSpaces, and tags.  

IBM is demoing IQJam and the IQJam iPhone app at Macworld at booth number 1284.

Read more >


Elguji Announces IQJam - Industry’s First Question and Answer Community Software for XPages

Category iqjam lotusphere
Media Contact
Bruce Elgort
+1 (360) 771.8819


Elguji Announces IQJam
Industry’s First Question and Answer Community Software for XPages

Lotusphere Orlando, FL January 17, 2010 – Today Elguji Software, LLC announced the availability of their IQJam, question and answer community software for IBM’s Lotus Domino software powered by IBM’s XPages tool. IQJam is a solution for organizations looking to capitalize on the knowledge of their employees. The concept is amazingly simple - people ask questions and other people answer them. IQJam allows people to identify who the subject-matter experts are within an organization. It accomplishes this by keeping track of answered questions and associating them with categories or “IQSpaces” and Tags.

“IQJam is the most innovative Domino-based program we have ever implemented,” said Jeremy Petersen, IT Manager at Epic Aviation, LLC. “IQJam lets us harness the collective knowledge of our employees and quickly get answers to questions. We have implemented several successful projects and initiatives that without IQJam never would have happened.”

With support for XPages, IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.1 software customers can quickly and easily install and configure IQJam. Installation typically takes less than fifteen minutes. Customers are using IQJam to:

- Help departments develop and manage communities of practice.
- Improve help and support/service desk operations.
- Allow customers and/or partners to ask questions and receive answers about products and/or services.
- Eliminate the need for discussion databases.
- Develop self sustaining FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
- Build knowledge bases.

“IQJam is the result of the ideas our customers posted on our IdeaJam site to have Elguji develop an enterprise question and answer knowledge system for the enterprise that was as feature rich and easy to use as our flagship IdeaJam idea management and innovation software”, said Matthew White, Chief Software Architect, Elguji Software. Elguji is demonstrating IQJam and its Lotus Award and IBM Beacon Award winning IdeaJam software at the Lotusphere 2010 Product Showcase Pedestal 622. Matthew White and Bruce Elgort, members of the IQJam development team will be presenting sessions at Lotusphere 2010 entitled “How to Build an XPages Application From Start to Finish” and “I’m a Programmer Not a Fire Fighter!”.


About Elguji

Elguji software is a member of IBM PartnerWorld, an IBM Advanced Business Partner, an IBM Design Partner and a member of the OpenNTF.org Alliance. Located in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Elguji specializes in social networking software development. Visit www.elguji.com for more information.

IBM, Lotus, Notes, Dominos, Lotusphere, are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. IQJam and IdeaJam are trademarks of Elguji Software, LLC.


New iPhone and Android apps for IQJam to be demoed at Lotusphere 2010

Category iqjam iphone android ls10
As you may have seen from our indiscreet Twittering over the last few days, along with demonstrating IdeaJam and IQJam at Lotusphere next week, we're going to have some examples of native iPhone and Android IQJam interface applications which make use of our JSON and Web Services API's to display data.

So here are some example screen shots, first from the iPhone (coming to the Apple iTunes App Store in February) :

Elguji's IQJam for iPhone

View more IQJam for iPhone screen shots here.

And second from Android (available late January):
Elguji's IQJam for Android

View more IQJam for Android screen shots

The esteemed Jeff Gilfelt (also known as @readystate on Twitter) has been kind enough to help us out with the development. The apps are very cool, but the point of them really is to show the sorts of things that you can do with the API either using the public IQJam site or with your own copy of IQJam in your organisation. Examples of what customers are already doing include MS Office integration and web services integration into their help desk systems.

If you'd like to see more examples of how IQJam can be made easy to access for your company or community then come visit us on stand #622 at Lotusphere.


Absolutely exceeding our expectations

Category iqjam ideajam elguji
Since it's release in November 2009, the sales of our IQJam product are exceeding our pre-launch forecasts. Customers have been quick to deploy IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.1 servers and, with those deployments we are seeing our existing customer base, as well as many new customers purchasing and deploying IQJam. One of the key selling features of IQJam has been it's application programming interface (API). Customers have been linking IQJam to their server and support desk applications, Microsoft Office, to their company intranets as well as building some really slick Adobe Flex/Air applications.

In version IQJam V1.1 we are addressing the top two feature requests that customers have asked for - those being Lotus Connections integration and adding attachments to answers. Elguji will be demonstrating IQJam V1.1 at Lotusphere 2010 at booth no. 622.


IQJam now on Twitter!

Category iqjam elguji
You can follow "@iqjamquestions" on Twitter to see new questions submitted to the The Lotus Community IQJam site. You can also follow new IdeaJam ideas on Twitter at "@ideajamideas".

IQJam also has RSS feeds for each and every IQSpace and every Sub IQSpace. IQJam is also now available for purchase as an IBM Lotus Domino template. Learn more about IQJam here.


Integrating Lotus Connections with IQJam

Category lotus connections iqjam xpages
Earlier this week Steve Castledine and Niklas Heidloff released an XPages Custom Control for easily adding Lotus Connections Business Card functionality into your applications.. Below is a demo of the Lotus Business Card functionality using the control in a forthcoming version of IQJam. The demo shows how we have integrated IQJam with the BleedYellow.com Lotus Connections site.


Example Javascript code to add IQJam questions to IdeaJam

Category api iqjam ideajam
Earlier today we blogged about surfacing IQJam question in IdeaJam and below is an example of the JavaScript code customers can place into their IdeaJam Control Panel to have IQJam questions appear with inside of IdeaJam. Customers will need to include their IQJam API Security Key for the "securitykey". This is sample code and will be included with IdeaJam V1.7.

<script language="Javascript">

function getRelatedQuestions(){
       try {
       var url = "/iqjam/iqjam.nsf/jsonSearchQuestions";
       var myRequest = new XHR( {
                       method: 'post',
                       onFailure: function (data) {
                               //alert("There was an error: " + data.responseText);
                       onSuccess: function (data){
                               data = eval("(" + data + ")");
                               if (data.questions.length > 0){
                                       var html = "<b>Possibly Related Questions in IQJam</b><br  /><br /><ul>";
                                       for (var i=0; i<data.questions.length; i++){
                                               html += "<li><a style=\"color: #333333; text-decoration: none;\" href=\"" + data.questions[i].url + "\" target=\"newwin\">" + data.questions[i].title + "</a></li>";
                                               if (i > 3)
                                       $("relatedquestions").innerHTML = html + "<ul/>";
                                       $("relatedquestions").style.display = "block";
       var searchin = document.title;
       searchin = searchin.split(" - ")[1];
       searchin = searchin.split(" ");
       var search = "";
       for (var i=0; i<searchin.length; i++){
               if (searchin[i].length > 2){
                       if(search != "")
                               search += " OR ";
                       search += searchin[i];
       var data = "securitykey=APIKeyOnYourUserProfile&search=" + search;
       myRequest.send(url, data);

<div id="relatedquestions" style="display: none; padding: 10px; font-size: 0.9em; background-color: #FFFFFF; color: #333333; font-weight: normal; -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 4px; -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 4px; margin-bottom: 5px;"></div>


See the IQJam JSON API in action in IdeaJam

Category json ideajam iqjam api
With a few lines of Javascript, customers can easily add IQJam functionality to any website using the IQJam API. Below you will see that questions from IQJam are being surfaced within an IdeaJam idea. Very cool stuff and even more cool stuff coming soon. You can see this functionality live in The IBM Lotus Community IdeaJam right now.

IQJam meets IdeaJam - Surface IQJam Questions in IdeaJam via JSON

To see how you can integrate IQJam with Microsoft Office look here.


Product Documentation Updates

Category ideajam iqjam linkjam taskjam
The following are links to the product documenation for IdeaJam, IQJam, LinkJam and TaskJam:

IdeaJam - Installation, Setup and Configuration Guide

IQJam - Installation, Setup and Configuration Guide

LinkJam - Installation, Setup and Configuration Guide

TaskJam - Installation, Setup and Configuration Guide


How to drive revenue with an open source product in your portfolio

Category openntf ideajam iqjam taskjam
Part of Elguji's company strategy to help people developers learn more about IBM Lotus XPages development and to create brand awareness for Elguji included developing an open source application called TaskJam. With the thousands of TaskJam downloads have come inquiry after inquiry about other products - most of them leading to sales of IdeaJam, LinkJam and IQJam. How do we know this? Well people tell us! Additionally, we have acquired a cadre of XPages development work and consulting services as well.

While Elguji is not the first company in the Lotus ISV/BP world to offer open source or free software to help drive sales of commercial software, we certainly can attest to it's success as a tool to help drive sales of our other products and services. We encourage other Lotus ISV's to follow suite as you can almost be guaranteed that it will help you drive sales and increase brand recognition.

Some of you may be asking when TaskJam will make into the OpenNTF GPL Catalog and we can answer with "we are working hard on making that happen".


Video Demo: IQJam and Microsoft Office 2007 - Web Services API

Category office iqjam web services api
The IQJam Web Services API is extremely powerful. This video demonstrates an IQJam knowledge search sidebar window in Microsoft Office 2007.

Higher quality videos are on the way for IQJam. Thank you for watching.


IQJam has shipped!

Category iqjam products elguji ideajam
Elguji Software is very pleased to announce that IQJam, our question and answer community social networking software is now available for purchase. IQJam has been specifically built for IBM's Lotus Domino 8.5.1. Customer demand for an enterprise class question and answer system is the primary driver for Elguji developing IQJam. IQJam customers can also expect the same world-class customer service and support that they are accustomed to with Elguji.

The demo schedule is practically booked solid so, if your company is interested in seeing a 30 minute demo please contact our Sales group.

We would also like to thank the many customers who have participated in the beta program as well as the community members who helped test on the IQJam.net site.

To learn more about IQJam please visit http://elguji.com/iqjam.


Announcing IQJam Beta and IdeaJam Fall '09

Category iqjam ideajam
IQJam.net Beta Launches

Elguji Software is happy to announce that their forthcoming IQJam question and answer community social networking software is now available for beta testing at http://iqjam.net. IQJam has been specifically built for IBM's forthcoming Domino 8.5.1. Customer demand for an enterprise based question and answer system is the primary driver for Elguji developing the product.

Users can login to IQJam using their IdeaJam.net username and password. An IdeaSpace for IQJam has been setup on the IdeaJam.net site for beta testers to enter their ideas on how to improve IQJam. Additionally, testers are encouraged to use the Feedback link at the bottom of every page to notify Elguji of any problems or errors they run into.

IQSpaces and Sub IQSpaces for Lotus Sametime, Lotus Connections, Lotus Symphony, Lotus Quickr, OpenNTF, Domino Development, Lotusphere, Domino Administration, IdeaJam, IQJam, LinkJam and TaskJam have are available.

The JSON and Web Services API is also available for testing. To learn more about the IQJam API visit the Developers link on IQJam.net. We'll be releasing more documentation about the APIs over the coming days and weeks, but if you have any questions, please just drop us a line using the Feedback form.

All of the administration and configuration for IQJam is browser or Lotus Notes Client based which allows the administrator to choose how they want to run the site.

Here are some screenshots of IQJam:

To learn more about IQJam please visit http://elguji.com/iqjam.

Disclaimer: IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.1 is prerelease code and there are no guarantees from IBM that the functionality presented will be in the final shipping product.

IdeaJam Fall '09 to be Released

IdeaJam Fall '09 will be available for customers on software maintenance starting on September 26th. This release includes the ability to "Follow or Unfollow" IdeaSpaces (email alerts), the Top Innovators leaderboard, integration of the Dashboard with a users Profile, the ability to navigate back into a view where you left off and much more.
The full list of new features:

- IdeaJam XPages version upgraded to run on Domino 8.5.1 only
- Custom HTML Header in Control Panel
- @CommentBody@ can be used to insert the comment body for new comment notifications that get sent out by the IdeaJam
- Improved navigation on Advanced Search, Favorite Ideas and What's Hot Screens
- A tooltip now appears when hovering over the Favorite stars.
- It is now possible to configure 5 extra custom fields on the user profile. User Profile and Dashboard have been merged
- New Top Innovators function from the header menu.
- Improved navigation so that the last view position you were in is remembered when clicking the "Back to All Ideas" button
- Idea Counts Added to the IdeaSpace navigation combo box
- A new "Follow IdeaSpace" function is now available
- The IdeaSpace can now be selected for the Lotus Connections iWidget

We're also continuing our aim to deliver high quality software and so several bugs and inconsistencies reported by customers have been addressed:

- Fixed language variables bug when withdrawing votes.
- Fixed language variables bug when viewing a person's ideas on their profile.
- Removed quick login box from Registration page to avoid confusion
- Fixed security of reg_userlookup agent to allow registrations in a secure IdeaJam database
- Fixed a bug where the creator of an idea wasn't notified of new comments on their idea in certain circumstances
- Fixed a bug with high number ASCII characters in IdeaSpace names in the Statistics Flash charts
- Removed Archived comments from live views
- Fixed display of Archived Questions in the Dashboard views
- Fixed a potential XSS vector on the Search Results screen
- Fixed an error in Safari where Ideas could be submitted without passing validation
- Fixed a problem where a URL edited with the Plain Text Idea form broke the link
- Unvoted will now only show Open and In Progress Ideas
- Fixed a bug where Withdrawn, Rejected and Completed Ideas were not being archived
- Fixed a bug with Quick Login in IE6 when logging in from inside an Idea

You can see IdeaJam Fall '09 in action at http://ideajam.net.


Introducing the IQJam Web Services API

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IQJam has a set of web services (SOAP) that will allow developers to read data from and post data to an IQJam. The way this will work is through a security token that each user is assigned in their Profile along with an ACL Role that allows the API access. The implentation is very elegant and currently consists of the following methods:
  • addQuestion
  • addAnswer
  • findQuestionById
  • searchQuestions
  • getRecentQuestions
  • getRecentQuestionsByTag
  • getRecentQuestionsByAuthor
If we take a look at the addQuestion method we have:

- Question
- Security Key
- Question ID

and the getRecentQuestions:

- IQSpace (Optional)
- Security Key
- Question(s)

Pretty straight forward right?

A set of JSON methods will also be provided with IQJam and will offer equivelant functionality. There are also several other methods that are currently being developed. All of these services can be found on the Developers link located at the bottom of every IQJam page.


Introducing IQJam

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An Innovative Collaborative Question and Answer Community for the Enterprise

Let's face it, we all know that someone somewhere out there has the answer to a question or a problem that you have. The hard part is finding that someone. CEOs will always tell you that an organization's greatest asset is the cumulative knowledge of its employees.

IQJam helps you locate and harness the power of that knowledge with exceptional ease.

Introducing IQJam!

IQJam is the perfect solution for organizations looking to capitalize on the knowledge of their employees. The concept is amazingly simple - people ask questions and other people answer them.

Questions and their answers can be voted up or down. Voting allows the IQJam community to identify questions that they would like to see answered. Voting on answers helps identify the correct answer as well as eliminate ones that may be incorrect. Once the correct answer has been entered, it is marked by the user as being "answered".

Use IQJam To...

Help departments develop and manage communities of practice. Improve help and support/service desk operations. Allow customers and/or partners to ask questions and receive answers about products and/or services. Eliminate the need for discussion databases. Develop self sustaining FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) Build a knowledge base for your company or community.

Locating Knowledge With Exceptional Ease

Questions and answers can be found in several ways:

- Selecting an IQSpace and sub-category

- Selecting one of the following views:
-- Recent Questions
-- Answered Questions
-- Unanswered Questions
-- Questions and Answers by Votes
-- "Hot Questions"

- Tags

- Full Text Search

Identify the Experts

IQJam allows people to identify who the subject-matter experts are within an organization. It accomplishes this by keeping track of answered questions and associating them with IQSpaces and Tags.


IQJam by Elguji Software, LLC     IQJam by Elguji Software, LLC

IQJam Features

Questions - Easily ask a question using a simple form.
Answers - Quickly and easily answer questions.
IQSpaces - Questions are grouped together using "IQSpaces". Each IQSpace can have one or more sub-categories.
Tags - Each question has one or more "tags" which helps you locate information.
Duplicate Question Checker - Questions entered will be checked to see if there is already a duplicate question in IQJam.
User Profiles - Each person has a profile with information about them and includes links to the questions they have asked and answers they have posted.
Leaderboard - An easy way to see the ranking of top IQJam members by the number of questions they submitted and the number of questions that they answered.
News Feeds - Subscribe to RSS feeds to monitor when new questions are asked and when answers are given.
Search - The search facility makes it easy to find information stored in IQJam.
Customizable - Companies can make their IQJam match their corporate branding by using the IQJam Control Panel.
Installation - Typically installation and configuration takes less than 15 minutes.

IQJam was developed by Elguji Software, the same people who created the award winning IdeaJam software.

The IBM Lotus Commuity IQJam

We are also happy to announce that there will be an IBM Lotus Community IQJam for all things Lotus at http://iqjam.net. You will be able to use your IdeaJam.net username and password. Stay tuned for details.

System Requirements

Server - IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.1
Administrative Client - IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.1 or web browser
Web Browsers - Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3, Apple Safari 3 and 4 and Google Chrome