While following the buzz from IBMConnect16 remote I have been working in spare time on my Bildr project available on OpenNTF.
This time I have been focussing on improving the UI by adding more material design principles which should make it easier to distinguish content on a page. Beside that it is just good fun to work with UI sometimes it forces you to improve the back-end logic also.
The image above demonstrates the display of related content on a single page where a profile contains lists of related documents.
NoSQL is a party
The following image demonstrates the information (e.g. categories) abstracted from a list of documents and on the right a random selected document from that list and showing some abstracted information from that document.
Here you can see well IBM Notes works as a nosql database where documents are loosely coupled and may contain almost anything (well I try to avoid rich text). Especially in a rapid application development paradigm I like the flexibility of nostrict data structure at the time you start developing.
I hope IBM is aware of NSF’s image problem and admits steps need to be taken to improve it.
I am not sure what the next step for the app will be but I haven’t tried it on Bluemix yet, which could be interesting. The XGallery demo on YouTube shows some great potential.