Aug 1, 2007

My first tryst with Entrepreneurship - Blogpane



An idea which came to my mind around 6 - 7 months ago finally culminated in this => BlogPane. I and my friend Antony Jerome in our spare time worked on this and today we are presenting you a tool to keep in touch with your college alumni and students who are into the blogosphere .

Blogpane is a javascript application which fetches the blog URLs of your college alumni and students from a centralized DataBase and presents before you it in a Tree format. Look at the Sidebar of this page and see the 'blog directories' of NITC and IIMK - two colleges which I'm part of.. To know more about blogpane, please visit our homepage ..There is much more to this product than being a simple Javascript application.. Its integrated with RSS ( Not Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, but Really Simple Syndication ) and the benefits are much more..

No hassles like registering on a site or creating usernames or anything like that..Few clicks, you are on a different plane in blogosphere !!!!

If you liked the concept, please give us a promotional post too.. ( U can be a critic too ..we appreciate criticism ) :) .. Any doubts over this, as mentioned in the blogpane homepage, send a mail to blogpane@edotte.com .. Or comment here too :)

Ajith

20 comments:

Ajith said...

Great Work :)

Will approach you with IIMK list after the midterms :)

Deepak said...

Nice effort.
The idea is something fresh. You would want to provide compacted RSS feeds to the clients since you already have the capabilities in your script.
I would like to tweak around the RSS to display the list in my own custom format.

I'll expose you in Blogger Hacked as well.

freebird said...

Good work ! I will try this in my blogs and come back with feed backs.

Arpz said...

its a good idea and I must say, works cool too :)

Can i list mine too? afterall, I study at the IIMB too, so what if its a corporate course? :D

Serendipity said...

Itz nice:) will approach u with my coll's list soon :)

Bullshee said...

Hey, Ajith the blogpane isnt loading for me....its taking an awfully long time, do you know why?Any kinks?

Thejesh GN said...

cool widget. Any idea of spreading it outside the IIMs and IITS

Ajith said...

@ajith --Thx :) We have the IIMK directory..You can use it..New blogs are always welcome :)

@deepak -- Thanks Da..Have mailed u over that RSS thing..:)

@freebird -- Thank you :)

@arpz -- Sure..Done :)

@serendipity -- Thank you :)

@Karthikk -- Some template troubles man..could you givme where u got that template from..we need that to debug :(

@thejesh - Sure..Have mailed you over that :)

Anurag said...

good work dude...would register...if that is required...n of course if its for free...bout the promotional post...not sure yet... :o)

Crescent said...

boy o boy great work :)
Will spread the word too. Btw is it restricted to IIM's and IIT's only?

Keep up the good work :)

Anu said...

This is an amazing initiative, Ajit. The next step you guys could work on is to group the blogger list based on year/pass-out or branch.

Ajith said...

@anurag -- No registrations as such..:) better put up promo post too :D

@crescent - Any college/school is welcome..Only thing is that we'll put up the pane once the blog URLs are atleast about 8 - 10 .. Otherwise, the tree will look a bit weird..

@anu -- Thank you :) Did u expand the tree ?? Its already grouped based on passout year :)

emmanuel said...

cool man.... :)

GVK said...

Good job, Ajith. Do look up the link - Ajith, Antony and their Blogpane - in Mysore Blog Park

Nariyal Chutney said...

Good Job , Dude :) . If properly executed this can become a real killer application

Nariyal Chutney said...

May be you should not limit it only to educational institutions . As a consumer I will be happy if I can get all the blogs in kerala Blog Roll inside a single folder inside blog pane . If you can give a facility to users to customise the blogs that come in each folder by creating their own directories , it would have increased the penetration of this application :) . My two cents :P

Suhas Anand said...

idea is really interesting and well timed....i liked it :)..good luckr

Suhas Anand said...

idea is really interesting and well timed....i liked it :)..good luck

Ajith said...

@emmanuel , gvk -- Thanks a lot :)

@nariyal chutney -- Thanks man..Yeah , I know about its potential..but letme see how far it goes :)..

@suhas -- Thank you :)

007 said...

hey...good to see your work here....btw, i am from 1999-2003 batch of nitc...have a look at this:
http://www.freewebs.com/nitcregister/

~Sriganesh.