Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”.
At HotWax Media, we are committed to innovation leadership. We utilize innovations–both internal and external– to improve our efficiency and to better serve our customers, and we often test emerging technologies well ahead of the industry curve.
HiveMind Road Test Leads to Custom Moqui App
Recently, we road-tested HiveMind from Moqui. Because we hoped to use it to manage our own internal projects, we tasked some carefully selected developers to explore all aspects of HiveMind and share their findings internally. We appreciated many of its capabilities, and we realized that a customized user interface could improve our user experience. So we set about designing a custom Moqui app that could deliver the UX and functionality we required.
Migrating from Jira to Projects
The result was Projects, our first in-house custom project management application built on the Moqui framework. Projects offers simple, elegant interfaces and features that we hope will empower our internal project management capabilities. Although we currently use Jira, production rollout for Projects is scheduled for later this month, and we anticipate ultimately migrating completely from Jira to Projects. We are excited to make this move, and will keep you posted as we make progress with our custom Moqui app.
Tools and Tech Tips
About Moqui: Moqui is a set of free and open source software projects for building enterprise automation applications. Learning Moqui is easy, and developer training resources include Making Apps with Moqui, by David E Jones.
Moqui Analysis/Design/Development Help: For Moqui questions and discussion topics, you can use the Moqui Ecosystem forum on LinkedIn.
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Pranay Pandey has been in the software industry since 2006. He specializes in Enterprise Software Design and Development. At HotWax he currently leads the effort of architecting quality software products and training resources. He continues to be dedicated to the Apache OFBiz open source project since 2007 and became a committer in 2014. He leads our internal training programs in Apache OFBiz, ERP and new technologies under the roof of HotWax University. He is an Electronics graduate and has a masters degree in Computer Applications from Rajeev Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal (M.P.) India. He loves learning and sharing knowledge. He believes that one of the keys to success in this industry is to "keep learning". His hobbies are reading, writing, walking, running, cycling, cooking and watching science fiction movies.