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ThinkUp is an open source web application that helps you analyze your activities and friends better in Twitter and Facebook (more networks to come).

It can display you all replies to a message, a stream of all photos posted or links tweeted by friends (by expanding the short URLs).


ThinkTank enables you to get detailed statistics about your activity, such as your average replies per day or how often you update.

Also, it provides insights about your followers and friends, like who's most popular or who updates least often.

Another great feature is the ability to backup all your activities and even publish a presentable list of replies to one of your questions (including integration with blogging tools like WordPress).

Compass Datagrid is a jQuery plugin for displaying data within an Ajaxed datagrid.

It simply takes an empty table and sends requests to a server-side script via Ajax. The script provides JSON encoded data for the plugin to update the table.

Compass Datagrid

The datagrid supports pagination with prev-next + first-last buttons and a listbox to select a specific page where the number of items per page can be set.

It is also possible to sort columns, hide any of them and refresh the data with a click.

The plugin can work with any scripting language (a PHP one comes with the download).

Roundcube is an open source webmail application with a slick, desktop-like interface.

It is multilingual (already comes with 60+ languages) and offers most of the functionality you can expect from a webmail like:

  • full support for MIME and HTML messages
  • composing messages with attachments
  • find-as-you-type address book integration
  • Richtext/HTML message composing
  • Forwarding messages with attachments
  • searching messages and contacts
  • threaded message listing
  • spell checking

Roundcube Webmail

Messages can be managed with drag'n drops, users can have multiple sender identities and it can work with unlimited users/messages.

Roundcube is built with PHP and requires MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite or MSSQL for storing the data.

It has a plugin API for building extensions and adding custom features.

SiteFusion is an open source and server-based development platform where a XUL client runs code written with PHP.

The application runs on a server generating JavaScript commands but looks and behaves like native desktop applications.

The output is platform-independent and can access the client filesystem, run programs, play sounds ,etc.

SiteFusion PHP-XUL Platform

There are no extra configurations required than running a website as the XUL client connects to a regular web server.

And, it offers a two-way real-time ZLib compressed communication which is great for building real-time applications.

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  • TomatoCart is an open source e-commerce application that is branched from the popular osCommerce to offer a better experience.

    It comes with a totally new front and back-ends where the back-end is an impressive desktop-like ExtJS-powered interface.

    The application supports selling any type of item from simple products to digital goods and services.


    Also, there are lots of features for marketing them including:

    • gift certificates
    • wishlists
    • discounts based on quantity
    • cross-selling and more.

    TomatoCart creates SEO-friendly URLs for products, categories, reviews or articles and automated sitemap generation for a better ranking in search engines.

    It also makes analyzing the stats easier with Piwik, an open source analytics application, being integrated into the admin dashboard.

    Another interesting but handy feature is the "built-in webmail" which helps receiving and replying customer e-mails within the back-end.

    TomatoCart is multilingual, being improved frequently and definitely worth checking out.

    eCart is an open source e-commerce shopping cart application that is built with PHP-MySQL.

    It is a fresh but powerful software which can manage multiple stores from a single admin interface, supports unlimited product categories, one-page-checkout and more.

    Users can easily compare products, add items to their wishlist or write reviews about them.


    eCart has a powerful admin panel with a dashboard that enables you to have quick look for the most important data like orders and popular products.

    It is possible to create customer groups, define different tax information for different zones or products and generate content within the store with the CMS features it has.

    The application is multilingual and has import/export feature for easily switching from/to another software (has a ready-to-use OsCommerce importer).

    P.S. eCart is currently in beta status and can be lacking of good documentation. Hopefully, it will be a well-documented one within time.

    Once we build a web application, creating an API for it and enabling anyone to interact with the service easily is a great way to help the application grow.

    However, it can be a time-consuming process to build the API from scratch (if you want to build one, check: How To Create An API? -10 Tutorials-).

    And this is where FRAPI, an open source PHP API framework for building an API for any web application very quickly, comes in.


    The framework is RESTful, simple and only focuses on building the API. It generates the skeleton for you to handle REST calls and you only need to put your business logic in it.

    From a web-based interface, it enables you to create the methods, error codes and messages for your API.

    Once finished, the PHP files for the methods are created automatically where you can easily add any extra functions.

    FRAPI also auto-generates the documentation for the API using the "description" fields of each function.

    Last week, a post at WRD was announcing the giveaway of 3 Basic Edition licenses and 1 Professional Edition license of CometChat, the in-page chat application.

    Winners are selected and can be found at the bottom of this post. But before that, let's remember:

    What Is CometChat?

    It is a feature-rich and Facebook chat-like application, built with PHP-MySQL, that sits in a website's footer and enables users to communicate easily.

    CometChat is compatible with many popular applications like vBulletin, phpBB, WordPress, Joomla and more. Also, it can be integrated with any custom code.


    The application is more than a standard and basic chat. Users can create chatrooms, send files to each other and even play games.

    An impressive feature is the video chat (included in the Platinum Edition) which makes it possible to see and hear each other with a fast loading/working interface.

    10% Discount (Extended until 14th May 2010)

    If you are not one of the lucky readers mentioned below, CometChat extended the 10% discount (valid on every license) until 14th May 2010.

    In order to get the discount, go to and use the coupon code: WRD10OFF.

    And, The Winners

    Here are the winners of the giveaway:

    • Shamsensei (comment #141096) (Professional Edition)
    • dean (comment #140931) (Basic Edition)
    • @lazorstudios (Twitter user) (Basic Edition)
    • apis (comment #140831) (Basic Edition)

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks very much to everyone for joining the giveaway.

    LOG.ME.IN is a free PHP user management script for easily protecting site content and displaying it to only registered users.

    It is also an instant solution for creating the common membership modules like sign-up, login or "forgot password".


    The script uses MySQL as the database and has a web-based installer for a quick installation.

    LOG.ME.IN has a strong focus on security: it is integrated with reCAPTCHA, performs a safe session handling and SQL injection/XSS proof.

    And, it has a back-end to manage users (listing, editing and deleting them).

    CometChat, an impressive in-page chat application that was featured at WRD before, is giving away 3 Basic Edition licenses and 1 Professional Edition license to WebResourcesDepot readers.

    Also, they are offering a discount that will be valid for a week, starting today.

    The details on joining the giveaway and getting the discount can be found at the bottom of the post. But before that:

    What is CometChat?

    It is a feature-rich chat application (built with PHP/MySQL) that sits at the footer of a website (Facebook Chat-like) and enables the users of the website to communicate with each other.


    The application is compatible with many popular CMS and forum softwares like vBulletin, Joomla (JomSocial & Community Builder), WordPress, phpBB, etc. and can be integrated with any custom membership system.

    It comes with a set of very nice features like:

    • customizable "Who's Online" list (display friends or all online users)
    • direct chat with multiple users
    • users can have statuses like available, busy, invisible
    • new message notification with pop-up and/or audio
    • support for chat history, avatars, smileys, auto-links and user profiles
    • users can create chatrooms and send files to each other
    • bad words filtering
    • built-in 2 player games (pool, backgammon, checkers, etc.)
    • and more..

    The application can be themed with CSS and extended further with the API provided.

    CometChat Video SupportCometChat also has one other feature which adds another interaction level on how the community communicates: video chat support.

    Users can invite each other to a video chat and, once accepted, they can chat from a Flash-based interface which works very smooth. (This feature is available in the Platinium Edition).

    10% Discount

    Every CometChat license can be purchased with a 10% special discount between 4th of May to 10th of May by simply using the link: and use the coupon code: WRD10OFF.

    How to Join The Giveaway?

    Like mentioned, CometChat is giving away 3 Basic Edition and one Professional Edition licenses to WebResourcesDepot readers.

    In order to win the licenses, you have 2 options where you can do both to increase the chances of winning:

    Winners will be selected randomly on 11th of May (1 week later). Good luck to everyone.

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