August 2012

WebApp: the Dropbox plug-in

August 30, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (1)

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Consider the following: you're on your holiday location, on some sunny beach in a country where the beaches are usually sunny and very warm. You forgot to turn off your phone this day, and suddenly it beeps because it received a text message. It's your boss. He writes:

Please check your e-mail, it's important! -boss

Okay. You ignore it, turn off your phone and doze off again in the sun.

Then, later that day, sitting over dinner with the rest of your sunburnt travel... Read full post

WebApp: Translations in plugins

August 15, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (0)

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So you have created a fantastic plugin that a lot of people want to use. Now you get people contacting you to ask if your plugin is available in their native language. The Zarafa WebApp uses GNU gettext to translate the strings to different languages. In this blog post, we asume that you are familiar with gettext; for an introduction please see

In the WebApp, the most commonly used function for translations is the _... Read full post

WebApp: Twitter widget (twidget)

August 6, 2012 by Ivo Timmermans   Comments (2)

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The Twitter widget ("Twidget") is the integration of the Zarafa WebApp and the infamous Twitter service. With the twidget activated, any mention to a twitter account in your e-mail is detected, and the latest post of this twitter account are presented to you for direct usage and status. I always have it enabled, so I can use it when i get e-mails from new contacts; I can immediately see what kept them busy recently. This makes an initial contact much more interesting!

In this series, we have... Read full post