System 7 is a leading London-based digital publishing service provider,
and is a long standing component of iiobo. The operation offers an innovative cloud computing platform and associated services
for publishers seeking to drive revenues online. The service was founded in 2003 on the recognition that traditional
CMS technology and hosting approaches were often ineffective for building high traffic,
high revenue, advertising-driven online Web publications...
such as successful content-based Web portals and sister sites and online communities for
established print brands. This led to the creation of novel content management and
site development frameworks offering numerous advantages.
The platform is typically provided using the SaaS (software as a service) model together with consultancy services
assisting publishers to build, grow and manage their offerings. Over time increasing emphasis has been
placed on the building of online communities, and the team has regularly assisted publishers take nascent
online communities from hundreds of user accounts into six figure scales.
The service is now used to run some of the most successful and
established online publications in the UK.
Bizzbug.com is a Web platform offering highly innovative social spaces™
for use in a wide range of applications, ranging from business projects, to personal profiles, to family zones,
social clubs and online communities.
Iiobo designed and developed the Bizzbug service and the social spaces concept, and is a important stakeholder in the Bizzbug operation...
more [+] which is currently focusing on providing
white label services
that help organizations build better intranets and extranets (expect major customer announcements Q2 2009).
A social space is a Web-accessible area created on a
Bizzbug server, where the owner can add online social technologies such as interactive web pages, blogs, forums,
shared file storage, photo albums and event calendars with the click of a button. Access is controlled using
sophisticated sharing rules and membership technology.
FightMyMonster.com is an ambitious mass market "social networking gaming" concept to be
launched late 2009 targeted at boys aged 7-14. The site will allow children to acquire, trade and fight their
own completely unique virtual monsters that are auto-generated by software within an advanced Flash
based RIA environment...
Creatures have their own characteristics, and children can place "dragon coins" bets on the outcomes of fights,
as well as buying and selling monsters. Profile pages will allow interactions between children and display
information relevant to the game. Key objectives of FightMyMonster.com are to stretch children's intellects and
to facilitate play amongst children based upon social ties.
Wyki.com is a research project pursuing new online publishing models and
interactive content and discussion technologies. Through
its long standing work with publishers and involvement in commercial online publishing, System 7 has evolved
designs and concepts for online
publishing that are radically different to those currently in play...
Wyki is in stealth mode but some interesting characteristics
of a new platform being developed can be revealed: (1) self-organizing content systems,
(2) zero separation between professional and community content authors, and (3) much tighter integration between content,
community and social networking.
The project also serves as a research lab for new technologies that are often deployed as components in unrelated production projects.
This includes our patent pending "Linear Threading System", a breakthrough threaded discussion system for Web 2.0 applications
(such as user forums or the comments below a YouTube video).
VisionX is an innovative WYSIWYG rich content editing system for the Web
that enables the in-place editing of the content within any designated area of any existing web page.
VisionX is built in a different way to the ubiquitous traditional online editors typically used today when
editing functionality that is built in to modern Web browsers. These editors suffer from a number of problems,
including their residence within editor form boxes separate from the main page content preventing WYSIWYG editing of
content in-place on the Web page itself,
and the difficulty of controlling how users can interact with and format data (as this depends upon the design
of the proprietary HTML editing code built in to the browser).
VisionX has been built in a
providing total control over design and functionality. Using VisionX, the content within any subset of any Web page
can be made editable in-place, offering a true WYSIWYG experience. In addition, the underlying format of the content created
can be closely restricted to either a subset or "patterns" of XHTML, facilitating its predictable re-use in different Web publishing
scenarios and frameworks.
VisionX can be seen in operation on the Bizzbug site.
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More details of other iiobo activity coming soon...
What we offer
We are suppliers of consultancy, intellectual capital, and also technical resources like hosting facilities. Just as we innovate in our
own projects and work for clients, we innovate in our relationships and regularly take stakes in the online operations we
have created for clients.
Iiobo seeks big challenges, which it pursues using deep expertise, experience, passion and technical resource.
We always strive to produce something better than what has gone before, and apply this
approach both when developing our own technology and services, and we when we partner with clients to help them
realize their Web 2.0 objectives.
If you wish to contact us by phone, please call in through the System 7 help desk and ask for Iiobo:
+44 (0) 203 0519110
Iiobo is a trading name of
Centre Technologies Ltd.
20 Milverton Road
Alternatively, please use the form at the top of this page and
we will return your enquiry promptly.
Extensible Storage Engine
During work on innovative data storage architectures, iiobo developed extensive code libraries for
Microsoft Extensible Storage Engine (Wikipedia has a description of ESE),
which we are making available.
Find out more about our C++ and C# code libraries for ESE.