The user interface of IBM Connections in the cloud can be extended via extension points. These extensions allow users to launch external applications via URLs from within the SmartCloud for Social Business UI. As an example I built a custom action “send brochure” in my partner community sample.
In some scenarios the invoked URLs open web pages that should look similar to the SmartCloud for Social Business user interface so that users have a seamless user experience between the different implementations. In order to do this the SmartCloud top level navigator can be reused and embedded in custom applications.