We have pushed live a new Xobni Facebook extension. For those of you that don’t know our naming ontology, extensions are the 3rd party information area that appears in the Xobni sidebar below the business card section.
The extensions show you information from Facebook, LinkedIn, Hoovers as well as stats from your email history. The cool thing about these extensions is that they are like mini websites, so we are able to update them on our servers and our users can see new feature without having to install a new version of Xobni.
On Monday, Facebook extended their API to allow profile streams to be accessed via the API. What does this mean for Xobni users? Now the data in the Facebook extension in your Xobni sidebar is even more relevant and more real time. You will see recent status updates, pictures, wall posts, and other information that appears on your friend’s facebook profiles. You will also be able to comment and “like” these items from within Xobni. Our hope is that this information will allow you to build stronger and more informed relationships inside email.
This new extension will automatically be pushed live across all Xobni users within a few days. If you want to see it immediately, you will have to clear the cache in Internet Explorer. You can do that by following these steps:
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. Tools > Internet Options > General Tab
3. Click “Delete…” under “Browsing History”
4. Click “Delete all…”
5. Close IE
6. Restart Outlook.
We announced this feature, and have received some great press.
Please pay us the greatest compliment by twittering, blogging, or emailing this story to friends that are suffering in Outlook without Xobni. Here is an easy link to this blog post: http://bit.ly/A7rpC