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Custom Versioning for Google Docs: Building GWT Gadget to Upload on App Engine

Reading Time: 4 minutes In my previous post, we talked about the the business case for building a custom versioning gadget for Google Docs. In this post, we would talk about the GWT gadget which we built for the purpose. The custom gadget looks like this As you would notice, we have a file uploader which can upload multiple files at once (of course you have to select them Continue Reading

Building Customized Versioning for Google Docs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of us are amazed by the collaboration and functionality that Google Docs provide, however when you are talking to enterprises, that too one of the largest BPO’s in the world, the situation gets a little different. There are some inherent needs of the enterprise which cannot be met right out of the box by Google products. I would like to present one such situation Continue Reading

Inphina Presenting on the Cloud Slam’ 2011 Today!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Inphina is one of the front runners on Google App Engine, at the Cloud Slam 2011. It is rubbing shoulders with some of the well known cloud vendors and niche technology organizations at the conference. Today, I would be presenting on Multi-tenancy in the cloud and Google App Engine. As you would imagine, the session would have concepts around multi-tenancy, the current solutions and problems Continue Reading

Google Apps: Creating a Workflow Based Expense Tracking System

Reading Time: 5 minutes In my last example on Google Apps within the enterprise, you had seen how easy it was to implement a Leave tracking system with the help of Google Apps. In this post, we would look at the introduction of workflow in an expense system and also how easy it is to embed the system in your existing Google sites infrastructure. Note:- This example enhances the Continue Reading

Simply OAuth-ing for Twitter

Reading Time: 4 minutes All right, I am the hottest twitter application called TweetDekk (replace it with any hypothetical name) and I want you to give me your twitter username and password so that you can send tweets using me. Sounds scary? May be it was not that scary a year back when Twitter had not moved to OAuth. However, now many of us would not dare to share Continue Reading

Preparing a Leave Tracking System in less than 30 minutes with Google Apps

Reading Time: 3 minutes On one of our fun filled iBAT sessions, we decided to build something which would be quick and also have business value for Inphina. Amongst the top candidates was a leave tracking system. Inphina is an Agile organization and believes that when one has to take a leave then one has to take a leave. But, our accountants also need the records for accounting and Continue Reading

Creating a Management Dashboard with Google Apps in 10 minutes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All of us have had situations in which, the enterprise that we are working with, would like to have quick snapshots of the various metrics on the dashboard. These should not only be readily available, but also be refreshed with real data in real-time so that the latest on the health of the organization/business is at the fingertips. We had a similar situation when we Continue Reading

Case Study: Migrating an Enterprise Application to Google App Engine

Reading Time: < 1 minute Recently at Business Technology Summit 2010, Inphina presented the journey notes of migrating an Enterprise time-sheet and invoicing application to the Google App Engine. The presentation talked about the Business context, Evaluation criteria, Bottlenecks and pitfalls that we faced during the migration and the Conclusions. We received a great response at the conference and have already helped few organizations prepare a blue print for migrating Continue Reading

Comparing Google App Engine and Amazon EC2 on Business Drivers

Reading Time: 4 minutes In our last post, we compared the leading cloud vendors on technology. In this post, we would like to look at the business benefits of moving to either GAE or Amazon EC2. If you believe the recent hype in the cloud space, including the Gartner reports then you would see that the cloud is here to stay. What would make sense is to keep a Continue Reading

Mailing Google Docs As Attachment On Google App Engine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our application works with Google Spreadsheet API to update spreadsheets. The application now needed to send mail with an attachment of a google spreadsheet. We posted our query on google docs community here and on Google app engine here and there were no clear directions of implementing it. Let’s see how we went about implementing this feature. Google provides its spreadsheet API and it allows Continue Reading

Preparing Seed Data for Your Application on Google App Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes For the past few weeks, we have been getting requests on our website about the way we generated seed data for our multi-tenant application. I thought it would be best to talk about the method that we used as a part of a separate post. If you have been following our blog, you would notice that TE-CON launched the public beta of bookmyhours.com. This is Continue Reading

Comparing Google App Engine and Amazon EC2 on Technology

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, at a prospective client, we were asked to make a comparison between Amazon EC2 and Google App Engine. Having recently done fairly large-scale projects on both of them, we think that we could make a fairly valid summarization of our thoughts. With this post, I would like to put our thoughts out for consumption and debate. The three parameters on which I would like Continue Reading

Best Practices for Moving to the Cloud

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently there has been a lot of interest in the cloud. There have been some major developments that have ignited the interest of many enterprises. It would not be late before enterprises start looking around and find that their competitors have already taken the first step towards the cloud. Before you get to that situation and start panicking, here is a list of best practices Continue Reading