IdeaJam Version History

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Prospective IdeaJam customers frequently ask for a "version history" of the product to help them in their evaluation process. Looking at the version history below reinforces our commitment to keeping the product fresh, incorporating the ideas of customers and those of the IBM Lotus Community. The first version of IdeaJam shipped on March 28, 2008 and next week we will be releasing V1.5. I have to say that I am very proud of the team behind IdeaJam.

The amount of effort, long hours and dedication that have gone into creating the product are rewarded by continuing growth of our customer base. We have only just begun this journey and the opportunities for us, an IBM Lotus micro-ISV look even more promising. All of this couldn't have happened without the programming mastery of Matt White and the sales expertise of Gayle Elgort.

And now on to the version history. (here it is as a PDF)

IdeaJam Version History

Version 1.5 (Spring ’09) - May 4, 2009

  • Quick Login - You can now login from the sidebar, rather than having to load the full login screen
  • Flash Charts - The Statistics page now defaults to use Flash charts. If you use these new charts, then the scheduled agent BuildCharts can be disabled.
  • Support for Danish Characters in search field
  • Improved handling of Replication/Save Conflict documents
  • Dashboard - New Dashboard Page for authenticated users that highlight suggested ideas and the most recent activity for the user's ideas
  • New RSS Feed for following all comments in a specific IdeaSpace
  • Twitter - Added simple Twitter integration a new "tweet" is posted whenever a new idea is added to the IdeaJam. (Only supported on Domino 8+ servers)
  • Lotus Connections iWidget - The CSS for the Lotus Connections iWidget is now customizable via a CSS file
  • Blog and Web Widget - The CSS for the Blog and Web Widget is now customizable via a CSS file
  • Google Gadget/Notes Sidebar Widget - The CSS for the Google Gadget/Notes Sidebar Widget is now customizable via a CSS file
  • Lotus Connections Icon - There is now a Lotus Connections icon for the IdeaJam iWidget
  • Help - The default help page now has more detailed help information

Version 1.4 (Winter ’09) - February 28, 2009

  • Advanced Search - Search by IdeaSpace, Sub-IdeaSpace search, dates, tags and more.
  • Reporting - Export search results to Excel, CSV or XML.
  • Web Administration - manage, configure and customize your IdeaJam from a web browser.
  • Archiving - Rules based archiving allows you to have one or more rules that determine when and which ideas get archived.
  • Delete Ideas from the Web - IdeaJam administrators can now delete ideas from the web.
  • Custom IdeaSpace and System Messages - You can now provide custom text messages that appear below IdeaSpace names to assist users. These messages can be easily dismissed by the user. System administrators can create new messages where they have the option to force them to re-display to users who have dismissed them.
  • Improved Tag Clouds - Tag clouds now appear on all pages. The XPages version tag cloud will show tags on an IdeaSpace by IdeaSpace basis.
  • IBM Lotus Domino XPages Support - For customers running IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 they can choose to run IdeaJam using XPages or classic Domino HTTP.
  • Color Coding of Comments – Comments made by System Administrators or by IdeaSpace Administrators will now be highlighted.
  • Comments Allowed After Status Changes - Comments can now be added to an Idea even after it has moved into the In progress status.
  • Status Changes Recorded In Comment History - When the status changes on an idea, it is recorded in the comment history of the idea.

Version 1.3.4 - December 20, 2008

  • Added IdeaJam license checking, including expiring trial license feature
  • Added User Profile security recalculation agent

Version 1.3.3 - October 31, 2008

  • Added language files for English (GB), Dutch/Flemish, French, German and Italian.

Version 1.3.2 (Fall ’08) - October 12, 2008

  • Added ability to sort and filter ideas on a user's profile.
  • Unvoted now allows users to select an IdeaSpace
  • Added "LinkJam This" button on idea form.
  • Added "Favorite Ideas" function.
  • Added new admin view for User Profiles to allow easy deletion of user profile documents for IdeaJam Administrators.
  • Allow users to choose which language labels should be displayed in. The default is still controlled from the Contol Panel, but now users have the ability to
  • choose from other languages you may choose to offer by editing their Profile.
  • Added choice for users to receive emails when a comment is added to an idea that they have commented on.
  • Added Company / Location fields to the User Profile.
  • Added new RSS Feed for Favorite Ideas, which monitors the favorite ideas and any comments added to them.
  • Added support for multiple attachments on an idea including non image based files.
  • Added "Internal Description" field to Idea form in the Notes client.
  • Changed Control Panel save process to allow non Managers to update the ACL Roles.
  • New Agent (UpdateACLRoles) must be signed by an ID that has manager access to the database.
  • Changed tags to be comma separated rather than space separated (this allows multi word tags).
  • Added iPhone support for IdeaJam. (Requires the iPhone.css stylesheet to be copied from the template into your IdeaJam database).

Version 1.2 (Summer ’08) - July 9, 2008

  • Added configuration to control the number of items in What's Hot on the sidebar
  • Added configuration to control Statistics, Tags, Unvoted and My Profile in the header menu
  • Improved uniqueness of statistics chart names
  • Added configuration to control where temporary files for statistics get saved (requires edit and save of control panel document)
  • Added validation to force Description to be added to a new idea
  • Added Change Password button to user profile (requires addition of LANG_PROFILE_CHANGEPASSWORD to Language documents)

Version 1.1.5 - June 22, 2008

  • Added new version of "Who Has Voted" when reading an Idea (requires new Entries in Languages and CSS docs, and a design replace of Votes and Main Database). These changes apply to IdeaJam version V1.1.4 and earlier:
  • Language Doc: Add New Line for LANG_FORM_VOTING_HELP="Show who has voted"
  • CSS Doc: Add New Line for #showwhohasvoted {cursor: pointer;}

Version 1.1.4 - May 26, 2008

  • Added ability to create a new Reference Data document to support addition of IdeaSpace sub categories

Version 1.1.3 - May 18, 2008

  • Changed votes by date and week charts to only count Promotes and Demotes (ignoring No Opinions)
  • Made the display of Header Stats configurable in the Control Panel
  • Version 1.1.2 - May 4, 2008
  • Allowed the configuration of where the user gets sent after logging out of an IdeaJam site
  • Added the DenyNotesAccess feature to the IdeaJam Votes Database
  • Changed the In Progress, Complete and Rejected statuses of Ideas to only be available to Administrators
  • Added full CoExEdit support for the Notes client interface
  • Added Change Email Feature (Requires LANG_GEN_CHANGE_EMAIL_ADDRESS be added to the language file)

Version 1.0 - March 21, 2008

  • Initial release of IdeaJam