I’ve been following Yongfook since I wrote about 8apps on Setting Contexts. Unfortunately, 8apps is gone (would be GREAT to see someone buy that and run with it…) and Yongfook has moved on – he’s the guy behind Sweetcron, a self-hosted Lifestreaming solution.
Sweetcron is a simple (10 minutes install) solution with an already active community – it’s Google Group is very active, with members helping each other and discussions about developing themes, plug-ins and more.
I initially had an issue installing on one of my other hosts (it seems that a database prefix was the issue) and my subsequent install on a new DreamHost account went smoothly. It really did take only a couple of minutes to do and I like the results (www.nycjane.com).
There have been a few issues with feeds (Brightkite) and someone else’s avatar is showing on my Twitter feed – but I’m confident that’s just tweaking. I also installed Disqus for comments and a WuFoo contact form (as recommended). Both of these last 2 additions were made easy by searching through the Sweetcron Google Group. They had really specific instructions – and all seem really helpful!
Sweetcron (along with some new Open Source microblog platforms) is something to keep an eye on – especially as we inch one step closer to Enterprise adoption of these conversational marketing tools.
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