During the life cycle of a web application lots of meta data is generated, by meta data i mean status updates, bug reports, task list, development credentials and many other small small stuff, which involves sending emails or going to another website to fill the details, and reports, now if you have multiple projects to work on then you have even more data to manage.
I am not sure about you guys, but I find it a big pain to write an status update email or open yet another tab to fetch a small piece of information stored there or search it in my inbox among 100’s of emails.
As we, web developers spend most of our time on web browsers, we thought why not create a browser add-on which will allow me to leave status update, report the bugs manage my task list etc.. while i am on that web page. We wanted to see the project related information in the context of the web page we are working on.
With this thought we quickly wrote a Firefox add-on as proof of concept, We felt encouraged by what we saw, so we are now working on a version which we will release for public consumption soon.
Here is a quick screencast to show you what we found exciting, I apologize for the poor audio quality.
Here is a screenshot of how it looks right now.
If you want to know when our collaboration tool is ready, keep an eye on amicollaborate.com.
Do you think it will be useful to you as well? let us know in comments below.