I had the pleasure of spending time talking with
Vilém Procházka, the CTO of KangoGift.
Now if you don’t know KangoGift – they provide an application, which provides ways to make it easier to say thanks at work, leveraging the social enterprise. I encourage you to read more about them on their site, www.kangogift.com.
I sat down with Vilém to talk about the work they’ve done and where they are taking KangoGift. They have developed KangoGift on IBM Connections and delivered to many customers in their on-premises Connections installations.
Last July, Vilém and team started working on KangoGift for the cloud and they “wanted to do lightweight on cloud”. Starting this work in July, they’ve just completed their efforts when we spoke and are getting ready to be in production.
So in a few short months they were able to go from start-to-social, and Vilém pointed out the “great documentation site, with all the info in one place. I found this great document, a white paper, with a step by step example of integration. We used this to create authentication easily”.
You can find that document here
Developing an IBM SmartCloud for Social Business application
He continued, “Developing and debugging was quite easy, error messages and debugging was straight forward”.
As we talked, we also discussed working with customers in the cloud…:”As an entry point it’s great to be lightweight, but in the end it depends on the client, if they want deeper, we would go there”
Todd Horton, CEO of KangoGift added “We are a small company and being able to tap into IBM ecosystem is huge for us”. He added that it’s great “how IBM helps these kinds of companies to succeed”.
As for me, it was great to be able to spend time with Vilem and hear about how they’re moving to the cloud, and to get feedback about how we can design the Developer Experience for the cloud to make KangoGift successful. I look forward to working closely with KangoGift, so we can bring the best experience forward to developers to make them successful.