It's hard to believe it's been a year since I wrote my "Let's Get This Party Started
" post. A lot has changed over the last 12 months but at the same time a lot has gone according to the plans we laid out a year ago. Here is an update on where we are today.Our Charter
Our team charter remains the same. Promote and enable the creation of high quality applications targeted at the new Cisco Cius device. Our target audience is anyone and everyone who has an interest in writing applications for the Cisco Cius. This includes both internal and external developers.Core Team
I'm still "Old", and James Catalano and Matt Williams are still on my team. The newest member of our team is Prince Woodrow. Prince worked with us last summer as an intern and joined us as a full time employee this summer. David Doering joined our team over the summer as an intern. We enjoyed having David around and hope to see him again some day.
We also have a large extended team who are involved with Cius Developer Enablement at various levels.. You'll likely have the opportunity to interact with David Staudt, Amanda Whaley, Traci Soward, Rick Tywoniak, Cherie Reed and many others.Redesigned Web Portal
The web site hosting this blog post is our new web portal. With a simple URL, http://ciusdeveloper.com
, it is easier than ever to get up to date information related to all aspects of Cius application development. Here is a list of the type of information you find at http://ciusdeveloper.com
- Developer related getting started information
- Online documentation for Cius APIs
- Application validation and the RAVE lab information
- Cius Loaner Program Information
- Go To Market strategies and AppHQ information
- Forums, Blogs, FAQs and sample applications
- News, updates, event announcements, videos, etc.
One year ago, I don't think I knew what an "Add-on" was. We released SDKv1 which was primarily a Cius skin. We quickly realized that the best way to deliver a complete developer experience was via an Add-on. The latest version of the Add-on
includes most of the tools that developers expect, including:
Cius API Extensions
- Custom Skin
- Emulator version of the Cius Launcher
- Cius build target that provides access to Cius Extensions in Eclipse
- Cius support in the Eclipse Graphical Layout Editor
- Cius specific sample applications
- Integrated Javadocs
The Cius API Extensions are part of what differentiates the Cisco Cius as an Enterprise Grade Business Table
. The primary extensions are:
- Enhanced Call Control APIs
- Front Camera Selection
- Right Click Event Notification
- XSI URI Support
We are in the process of redesigning the Call Control APIs to make them easier to use and easier to document. We are also creating a comprehensive test application that will yield a lot of very detailed "code snippets" as well as information that we can use to enhance the Javadocs. The XSI URI Support is still a work in progress and should be fully functional by the end of the year. Soon, we will release a comprehensive developers guide and will continue to add details to our online documentation as well as continuing to create samples, blog posts and responses to your forum questions.Thank you!
The last year has been a really great year for me personally. I want to thank the "early adopters", customers and partners who were willing to start working with Cius while it was still in Beta. I want to thank all people related to CDN, AppHQ, RAVE and Developer Outreach, I also want to thank IPCBU Management, Technical Marketing Engineers and Product Managers for giving us the information, tools, and freedom to succeed.
Lastly, I want to thank my team, they inspire me each and every day.
The next year will be a continuation of our adventure. We are always looking for new ideas for APIs or topics that you would like us to discuss so let us know what you think.