DevelopingAdded by IBM on February 2, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|Find out how to use the Atom APIs provided with Lotus® Connections and how to add select Lotus Connections applications to third-party products.
Find out how to use the Atom APIs provided with Lotus® Connections and how to add select Lotus Connections applications to third-party products.
What's new in developing?
Lists the programmatic applications that are new, changed, or deprecated in version 3.
Integrating web applications into Lotus Connections
IBM® Lotus Connections provides the ability for third-party application developers to integrate iWidgets into the Lotus Connections user interface for use in the Communities, Home page, and Profiles applications.
Integrating Lotus Connections into web applications
A subset of the Lotus Connections applications can be surfaced in other products programmatically.
Lotus Connections APIs
The Lotus Connections applications (Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, Profiles, and Wikis) and the Lotus Connections Home page all provide application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable you to integrate them with other applications. Using the interfaces, you can programmatically access and update much of the same information that you can access and update through the Lotus Connections user interface.
Lotus Connections SPIs
Lotus Connections provides Service Provider Interfaces (SPIs) that enable third parties to integrate services and function into the Lotus Connections product. Unlike the Atom-based APIs, SPIs are typically Java-based and require some deployment and configuration before they can be used.