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Awards Factory 1.0

Awards Factory - Hand out awards to site users for different actions, overall activity or just as a gift.

Each award is represented by a medal and optionally a reason for that award. Awards are granted either on triggers like: Registered (and each subsequent year), number of forum posts, and birthdays; and manually one at a time or with the mass award function.

To use the three triggers available for Awards Factory, it must be integrated with Community Builder; then the medals awarded for each trigger can be chosen from the CB plugin menus.
Another plugin enables a tab with the user’s awards where he can view the awards received and in what number.

The admin can create an unlimited number of medals, each medal has a Name, Picture, Description and Reason. Medals can be published and unpublished, edited or deleted.

Administrator settings include:

  • Pagination settings - you can choose how many items to display on pages
  • Date formatting - adjust the date format specific to your location
  • Real name or Joomla Username display - for modules and profiles
  • Email notifications for awards - email users when they receive a new award
  • Show award reason - display the reason for the award on the frontend
  • On the user CB profile you can choose whether to group awards and display a counter for how many times the user received that award, or just display them individually
  • Custom introductory text on the medals overview page
  • Enable Community Builder Integration

In the Medals Overview page, Users can view a list with all the medals awarded and under each medal the users who received that medal are found, with a link to their profile where other awards can also be viewed.

For additional exposure, three modules are available:

  • My Latest Awards - latest awards received by the current user
  • Most Awarded - users with the most awards on the site
  • Latest Awards - latest awards issued on the site

For each module the number of awards/users shown can be configured. 

2010 CODiE Award Finalists Include Bridgeline, CrownPeak for Best CMS

Awards season rolls on and some familiar names are lined up in the many categories for the CODiEs (site), now in their 25th year.

 

The Golden Envelope

With three sections covering software, education and content, the CODiEs have to be one of the best-established and most comprehensive technology awards. This year there are nearly 70 categories covering everything from Best Database Management Solution to Best Online Government Information Service. 

Last year, Salesforce.com, Adobe and Novell were the recipients of multiple awards. This year, the cloud makes its appearance in a couple of new categories and there are many familiar — and some newer — names aiming for the biggest awards.

The content category winners have already been announced here, with Alacra Pulse winning Best Online Business Information Service and Reuters Insider picking up the Best Video Content Aggregation Service.

And The Nominees Are…

The much sought after Content Management Solution award is between iAPPS Content Manager from BridgeLine, CisionPoint and Crownpeak.com. The award for Collaboration Solution will go to either AngelSoft, U.K. firm Mimecast for Unified Email Solution or Wimba.

The Open Source Solution award is where Drupal is in with a shout, the Social Networking Solution award sees Salesforce.com up for another gong and the Mobile Experience Solution award is between WebEx, NetSuite CRM+ and Salesforce.com

Among other categories of interest to our readers are:

  • Application Integration Solution which sees Boomi Atmosphere taking on Cast Iron Integration Solution and Persuasive Software Integration Business Unit.
  • Asset Management Solution which sees BDNA Insight 6.0 up against Express Software Manager and K2 KeyAuditor and KeyServer.
  • BI/KM Solution sees PivotLink, Luxid and NetCharts in with a shout.
  • Cloud Infrstructure Platform is up between JasperSoft, Force.com and Zetta Enterprise Cloud Storage.

To get to the nominee stage, companies and products have already been through several phases of judging, with more to come before the winners are decided — those announcements are to be made on May 25.

You can read the full list of categories and nominees here. Winners get to use the CODiEs logo on their products.