Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FYI: What's New in the Front App? Variables in Canned Responses, Improved Salesforce integration, and more...

FYI - Uodate from the Front Team September 30, 2015

 These will be available to you as soon as you refresh your Front app.

1. Attachments in Comments
Many times it is necessary to share a document or image with someone, in order to provide more information. We realized that this is not only true for replies, but also for Comments. Now, you can also include attachments in Comments! Simply click on the clip icon on the right side inside the Comment box.

2. Variables in Canned Responses
Canned Responses are a great way to more quickly reply to common questions. However, they can sometimes feel a little impersonal. Now, you can personalize these responses using variables. Variables allow you to address the recipient by their first name, include the name of the Sales Rep who you spoke with, and many other pieces of information. Here is a list of the variables available.

3. Improved Salesforce integration
We announced our Salesforce integration last week, and we're already adding more functionality to it! Now, besides being able to surface and edit Contact, Lead and Opportunity information, and create a Salesforce Lead from Front, you can also create and edit a Salesforce Task directly within Front. 

4. Disable keyboard shortcuts
Our keyboard shortcuts allow you quickly trigger an action by pressing a single key. However, for those who don't use keyboard shortcuts, these immediate actions might happen unwillingly, causing frustration. This is why you can now choose to disable them (they are enabled by default). Simply press Command + Shift + P, type "Shortcuts" in the search box, and click on "Toggle Flag: Disable Gmail shortcuts" ([off] = shortcuts enabled, [on] = shortcuts disabled).

5. Improved Trello integration
Our Trello integration allows you to easily create a new Trello card or attach a conversation to an already existing one, all within Front. We've added two more capabilities to this useful integration, both for when you create a new card: you can now specify a due date for your card, and all of the Front conversation will be included in the description of the Trello card. 

6. Specify default location for downloads (only for Windows desktop app)
Some of us prefer to have our downloads saved in a folder other than Downloads. For those who use our Windows desktop app, you can now specify what folder you'd like to use as a default for all your Front downloads. To do so, right-click on the menu bar, and select "Change the download location". 

7. We now support Intercom Acquire
Many Intercom users find their Live Chat feature, part of the Intercom Acquire package, very useful. We are happy to announce that we now support Intercom Acquire, which means you can add Live Chat as an inbox in Front. 


For more info go to

Front takes out the pain of shared inboxes and enables you to scale your customer support, your hiring, your sales and more. ... No more switching between apps. 


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Earn Shares and/or Get Press For Your Startup

Do you love to try new products and give feedback on them or have a startup that wants to engage new users?   Check out RocketClub.

Earn Startup Shares trying Cool Products

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RocketClub is where you can discover the next big thing.

Important: All references to 'shares', 'company stake', or 'startup stake' throughout this entire website equate to 'stock appreciation rights'.  Learn more

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hoodieletter: Open Source Software for building apps

Hoodieletter – PouchDB plugin parade. Hoodie is a free and Open Source Software for building applications for the web and iOS.

Read June 2015 Newsletter and learn more.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Online Payments and Donations News

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

What is the Meerkat App?

Meerkat - Tweet Live Video App made by Life on Air, Inc.

Meerkat is an iPhone app that allows you to stream live video from your phone. The video can be watched from a web browser but the full social experience takes place while watching the stream from the iPhone app.

When you push steam a link is created on posted on your Twitter feed  /______ .
If your followers have the Meekat app installed they will get a push notification that you have begun live streaming.  You can also schedule a stream and a cue will show up in the app.

Whatever happens on Meerkat also happens on Twitter.  So things you type into the chat are tweeted. Favoriting the feed favorites the tweet that announced the Meerkat stream. 

Ready to Meerkat?

You see the tweet "LIVE NOW" with the #meekat hashtag and short URL to the video stream.

You click the link and the stream gets grabbed!

Or in your Meerkat app you will see the play icon:

On the app streaming begins:

Then stops....

and begins again...

and goes to audio only...

and begins again .... in out several times.   Especially if the "caster" is moving.

The chat makes it interesting and the sound quality is good.  The stream quality varies probably because of the senders connection.   

You can view on a web browser and smart phones and Android browsers but you can't chat or see the chat stream.   The proportion makes the stream look very low quality too. 

Other Features of Meekat App

Leaderboard with a score.  The score seems like a way to reward you for streaming a clean and interesting video.  It's not clear how it gets added up.

Meerkat T&C

Thursday, March 5, 2015

FYI: Important Message from Yahoo Small Business Hosting: Required Upgrade to latest WordPress version

FYI:  Yahoo Small Business Hosting: Required Upgrade to latest WordPress version
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:00 AM


Yahoo Small Business
Upgrade to WordPress version 4.0

Dear Yahoo Web Hosting Customer,

There are possible security issues with the version of WordPress that you are currently using. To prevent any issues you need to upgrade to the latest WordPress version 4.0. This is a mandatory action that must be completed. We will automatically upgrade all WordPress sites to the latest version on April 30, 2015.

Additionally, we suggest you take the following actions to further enhance security:

1. Remove the plugins wp-cache, wp-db-backup, which have known security vulnerabilities.
2. Install w3-total-cache and all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall plugins to provide enhanced security for your WordPress site.

Please note that if you have custom installations, the upgrade to WordPress 4.0 may cause unexpected changes to your site. It is recommended that you upgrade prior to the deadline to provide yourself adequate time to plan for any potential fixes. The following WordPress article can help you through the process:
While we do provide the technical infrastructure you need to run WordPress (PHP and MySQL), we cannot offer technical support or a warranty as WordPress is an open- source service.

If you have questions, please explore our online help center, where you'll find answers to frequently asked questions. If you need further assistance, you can contact us anytime.

The Yahoo Small Business team

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For general information only.  Contact Yahoo for complete details and procedures about this notice.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Heroku Enterprise Launch

FYI- Heroku News: 

Heroku Newsletter

Heroku Enterprise Launch
We're excited to announce the launch of Heroku Enterprise, a new edition of Heroku that combines the core Heroku experience with advanced collaboration features, better access controls, enhanced runtime confidence, and enterprise-grade support that large companies need for their app development. Join our webinar on Thursday March 12 to learn more about Heroku Enterprise, as well as how Heroku customer Align Technology, manufacturers of InvisAlign clear braces, uses our platform to deliver superior customer experiences.

Heroku Connect Demo Edition Launch

Heroku Connect now has a free Demo Edition available with just one click from the Heroku Add-ons marketplace. Integrate Heroku apps with Salesforce business processes and data without writing a single line of integration code, using Heroku Connect's easy point and click interface. You can even get started by simply clicking this Heroku Button, which will automatically provision Heroku Connect Demo Edition for you so you can up and running even faster.

Ship Code Faster: GitHub Integrations now GA
GitHub and Heroku are two technologies made for developers to achieve optimal focus and flow to deliver great software, faster. We're extremely excited about what the recent GA of GitHub integration for Heroku means for users. By connecting your GitHub repo to a Heroku app, you can manually deploy branches from the repo, or you can configure a branch to auto-deploy to the app on every GitHub push. For auto-deploys, you can configure Heroku to wait for continuous integration to pass on GitHub - Heroku will only auto-deploy after all GitHub statuses for that commit have succeeded for that commit have succeeded
Heroku Button of the Month

Let's Chat is a better way for small, agile teams to chat, built as a self-hosted, persistent messaging app using Node.js and MongoDB. It has cool features like LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support. Deploy it for free with a single click using Heroku Button and your team will have a complete chat solution in minutes! Brought to you by the team at Security Compass.
Customer Focus
Lynx Builds Their SmartGrill on Heroku Platform, Wins Innovation Award at CES 2015
Lynx Professional Grills builds premium grills and luxury outdoor kitchens.  When they set out to build a smart and connected grill, they were committed to doing something great. They built intelligence and connectivity directly into the Lynx Smart Grill, allowing a user to choose recipes from the SmartGrill app (available on iOS and Android), set preferences, and then have the grill automatically cook the food.

Your steak will be medium rare, your shrimp will be tender, and the roasted vegetables will be perfectly seared. Lynx has a strong predilection for Microsoft technology but they switched to Heroku when they found that performance and reliability were better, and that freeing the dev team of the burden of DevOps (e.g., the overhead of patching and maintaining VMs on Azure for their RabbitMQ server) enabled them to deliver innovative features more quickly.

Come join Heroku at O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference in Boston, MA on March 16-19, 2015. Attend Heroku's Engineer Director David Gouldin's talk on "Realtime RESTful: Have your REST and push it too." We also organized an in-depth and interactive workshop "Architecting Applications for Heroku" presented by our Developer Advocate, Matt Creager. 

Heroku will be part of Salesforce World Tours in Melbourne, Australia on March 10, 2015 and Amsterdam, Netherlands March 26, 2015. 
Heroku is a proud Platinum Sponsor for PyCon in Montreal, Canada on April 8-12, 2015. Come learn about Heroku 101 at a workshop led by David Gouldin. Afterwards, swing by the Heroku booth to chat with Heroku employees, see demos and pick up some cool swag.
Node Wallpaper
We printed a special edition Heroku poster for NodeConf, and it was such a hit with attendees that we wanted to share it with newsletter readers (we reformatted it to work as wallpaper for your favorite device). If you're a Node dev or just a fan of Heroku haiku and graphics download the Node wallpaper set.

 LearnDEV Center

Platform Updates, Maintenance and Notifications
Types of system work on the Heroku platform, and the impact of the work on notifications that will be displayed on the Heroku Status site Learn how here.

GitHub Integration
Heroku integrates with GitHub to make it easy to deploy code living on GitHub to apps running on Heroku. Learn how here.

Optimizing Node.js Application Concurrency
Guidelines for getting the best performance out of every dyno when running Node.js applications. Learn how here.

Using Node.js to Perform JavaScript Optimization for Play and Scala Applications
Learn how to configure your project to install Node.js and use it to execute JavaScript optimizations for a Play or Scala project Learn more here.

Troubleshooting Node.js Deploys
Check out this advice to troubleshoot failed Node.js deploys  Learn more here.

Optimizing PHP Application Concurrency
Guidelines for getting the best performance out of every dyno when running PHP applications  Learn more here.

Partners Add-On Spotlight

MongoLab now offers production-ready dedicated replica set plans on Heroku! These fully managed dedicated plans run on dedicated virtual machines (VMs) and offer guaranteed resources (RAM/IO/CPU), SSD-backed disks, and seamless zero-downtime scaling. Learn more at the Check it out today


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Friday, February 27, 2015

FYI: MassMailer template for PHPRunner is here

FYI: MassMailer template for PHPRunner is here

MassMailer template

We are glad to present the MassMailer template for PHPRunner.

This template is designed to send daily/weekly/monthly billing reminders or daily reports. You can fully customize the appearance of each email making it truly personal. It can be also used to send one off newsletters to all your customers or users.

More info, screenshots and setup examples.

MassMailer template requires PHPRunner 8. Supported databases are Microsoft Access, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and Postgre. We expect ASPRunnerPro and ASPRunner.NET versions to be available soon as well. 

For a limited time we offer 40% discount on this template. You can get it now for $30.

We'd love to hear your feedback. Let us know how we can improve this template.

Stay tuned!