This is the age of Web 2.0.Collaboration is the need of the hour. This need is quenched by social networking sites like twitter, facebook, linked in, myspace and others. Needless to say they have become immensely popular.
Social networking websites function like an online community of internet users. These sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks. The business model is based upon large membership count, and charging for membership would be counterproductive.
Companies such as MySpace and Facebook sell online advertising on their site. Social networks operate under an autonomous business model, in which a social network's members serve dual roles as both the suppliers and the consumers of content. If these social networking sites are used effectively they can enable marketing professionals, sales people and customer service agent to develop meaningful relationships with customers in new ways.
The social networking sites increases the brand awareness, leverages the online channels, acts as a tool for measuring the results, better understanding the customer's need etc.
All this and many more benefits makes businesses turn towards building their own social networking sites for either standalone businesses or for usage of the portal by internal employees.At times, when companies have a layered and tiered approach, Social media sites help reduce the barriers between the employee and the management.
A function called “TextboxList” meets Autocompletion is one such example of an auto-complete script that takes a Facebook-esque approach to autocompletion. Another is Ajax IM, which is embedded on the website rather than the desktop and is highly interactive.
Another function is Live validation. One way to ease the pain of web forms is to add Ajax validation that tells the user instantly when has made a mistake. qGallery – it is an excellent example of using Ajax to request photos and media. Most of the social networking sites has a option called poll or rating.
It's highly flexible and configurable, and the possibilities are endless in the ways that it can be used. Google maps which is so popular today uses this feature.
Mindfire Solutions has rich experience in complex RIA and AJAX application development, especially integrating AJAX technologies to modernize existing web sites and web applications.Some of them are described here.
Be it the dedication to serve, be it the exceptional transparent dealings or be it the personalized client centric focus, Mindfire has always shown the passion to create a long lasting business partnership with customers.Mindfire Solutions is a Microsoft Gold certified partner, an Apple developer connection premier member and has business partnerships with big names like IBM, Adobe and others.