IdeaSpace for Bildr

Niklas has been so nice to setup an IdeaSpace for Bildr on OpenNTF:

Please drop here you suggestions / ideas for the application


Computed for Display Fields located in the Form header no longer available in the body of the Form :-/

After a redesign of an application we were getting some incident reports. A quick scan pointed out that the problems where caused by a  relocation of the fields.

The Form was given a Form Header and the computed for display fields in it where no longer available to the rest of the form. Changing the fields into computed would made them back available to the whole form :-/

I have posted a suggestion on IdeaJam.


Request for book proposals

I have responded to Ben Langhinrichics’ request for book proposals. I have posted my idea here:

Happy voting!


IdeaJam – Standard templates by IBM

I have noticed that I am looking more and more less at IdeaJam. Occasionally I leave there an idea in the hope one day IBM will pick it up and look at it.

What’s hot

When I looked at this section Craig Wiseman’s idea ‘Please update the look & feel of the standard templates?‘ sticks out with 228 ‘plus’ votes. I also noticed Mary Beth Raven’s comments in the discussion:

12) Mary Beth Raven (15 Nov 2010)
IBM Lotus is working on one or more updates of the standard templates; I cannot say exactly when they will be delivered.

13) Mary Beth Raven (15 Nov 2010)
Status changed to In Progress

Why is there a secret? There are people (IBM customers) out there that are managing application portfolio’s. Especially since we are preparing development budgets for next year it would be nice to know and kind of IBM to inform what we can expect soon or late with the templates that are shipped with Domino.

I haven’t heard any discussions on the templates in the Design Partner program. Do we like them? How are they tested? Maybe something to pick up by IBM…


IdeaJam alternative

For those who like the IdeaJam concept but want to buy it just as a service there are alternatives. UserVoice for example. Their pricing table is a bit more clear.

Do you know other good alternatives available in the market?


Not so popular on Ideajam

What started as a joke (but with some serious undertone) has resulted in one of the most demoted ideas on Ideajam.


To be honest: how often do you prefer that users would call your work an ‘application’ instead of a ‘database’ ?

For all the ‘purple trousers’ marketeers: Lotus Knows… an application is more than a database.