A while ago we have released the Anahita Social Engine ™ 0.9.4 to the tribe of partners. The new social engine code has been rewritten from ground up based on a Nodes-Graphs-Stories architecture and domain driven design. We are happy to announce that 2 of the main social applications – Anahita Social ™ Photos and Anahita Social ™ Discussions – have also been rewritten based on the new framework and platform and we are now officially done with the old code and looking forward to build all the upcoming extensions and social apps based on the new Anahita Social Engine ™ architecture.
Our hard work is already paying off. Now it takes way less code to develop social apps and the written code is even more organized and easier to maintain. It is indeed a lot of fun developing social apps using Anahita and Nooku Frameworks!
Currently the Anahitapolis demo is powered using the 0.9.4.1 release of Anahita Social Engine, Photos, and Discussions. This can be considered the alpha release. We have already made the installable packages available to the Anahita tribe of partners.
We have also started developing the Anahita Social Engine version 0.9.5 which will be the polished version of 0.9.4 code with a few additional essential features such as Privacy Management and Access Control List (ACL) apis. We think the 0.9.5 code will be stable enough for launching live social networks.
Two new Anahita extensions will allow integration with the Twitter and FacebookConnect services and they are being developed using the 0.9.5 code base. Once Anahita Social Engine 0.9.5 is ready, we will be updating the Photos and Discussions apps to work with the new code accordingly.
Generous Contributions from the Anahita Partners
Our special thanks go to the team at Beyounic.com whose financial contributions made it possible for us to implement the required APIs in the Anahita framework for developing specialized actor nodes. That is the infrastructure required for developing Groups, Events, Organization Pages, etc.
Because of their help we have successfully implemented a working proof of concept and the required libraries, APIs that are already available in the Anahita Social Engine 0.9.4 code. The development of Anahita Social ™ Groups will commence immediately after the Anahita 0.9.5 release.
We also would like to thank Mr. David Joly from www.DavidJoly.com who has funded half of the development hours for the two Anahita extensions that will make integration with the Twitter and FacebookConnect services possible. Both extensions will be available with the 0.9.5 release to the Anahitapolis community and partners’ tribe under the GPL license. We will be continuing to maintain and nurture the code base on Anahitapolis.