Your Younicycle Account
Cloud Manager: Google Integration
Google ID (OAuth 2.0)
Google Picasa, Calendar
Google Sync & GMail
Google Checkout (Google Wallet)
Website WYSIWYG Wizard
SEO, Google Verification, Metatags
Restricted (US law) Countries
Sitemap Generator, Google Analytics
Site search with page priority
Hosting, Web publishing, Company Email
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Create a SaaS (SaaS Packager)
Integrate other SaaS into your Account (SaaS Aggregator)
Internal, SaaS Analyzer
Install a Web Manager System created SaaS
Integrate Social Media
Pull XML, display Site Feeds & re-use data
Click each item for a Summary + Video & Screenshots on the right
The Web Manager System has been built to allow (not require) you to integrate your Account with many of Google's services. Each possible item can be synced individually, allowing you to control the scope of services, to include 'none'.
One of Google's many objectives is to enable businesses and developers to take greater advantage of Cloud services while lessening the need for expensive and redundant desktop applications. Our objectives on this issue are compatible.
Third-party Web Systems, websites and applications can now let visitors sign in using their Google user accounts.
'Google supports the OpenID 2.0 protocol, providing authentication support as an OpenID provider. On request from a third-party site, Google authenticates users who are signing in with an existing Google account, and returns to the third-party site an identifier that the site can use to recognize the user. This identifier is consistent, enabling the third-party site to recognize the user across multiple sessions.' (Google 6/26/2012)
The Web Manager has done much more than simple exchange of an identifier. We have enabled the Web Manager to use many of Google's services from within your Web Manager Account. All you need is a Google Account.
Google Drive is Google's answer to your Desktop Hard drive, except that it is on Google's Cloud and only stores the specific files you choose to save on Google Drive. Google 'Cloud' Drive can also be activated on your Desktop (Google 'Local' Drive). These two Google Drives 'sync' to each other - in other words, ongoing backup. Save a file into your Google 'Local' Drive and it is immediately backed up to Google 'Cloud Drive' and vice-versa.
The Web Manager System can be set to sync to your Google Cloud Drive - or a specific folder in your Google Cloud Drive - which is already synced to your Google 'Local' Drive. Thus ...
In short, by using Google ID + Google Drive, you can save items on your local drive and make them available for use in the Web Manager. Google is used for 'web transportation' and the Web Manager is used to expand on the capabilities of Google with integrated Managers for Content, Print, Cloud and Data.
Google Docs can be opened and worked on from within your Web Manager Account. In addition, you can import a Google Spreadsheet into a Web Manager SQL Data Table and export Data Tables back into Google Spreadsheets.You can also backup specific Web Manager objects or folders to Google and vice versa.
Your Knowledge Workers will be working in a consistent environment and GUI and not constantly opening / closing / and logging into different web applications.
Images in the Web Manager can be uploaded to Google Picasa and automatically with sync back to the Web Manager System. Google Calendar can also be synced to the Web Manager System.
Specific GMails, Folders or your entire GMail can be backed up and synced into the Web Manager, including attachments which can be repurposed within the web manager. You can read a digest of your GMails and search for specifc items.
Backing up your GMail may seem unimportant - until that one moment you accidentally delete one important message message from your GMail account. Then, it becomes important.
Many small business would very much like to get their product or service offerings online. After all, the web is a low cost distribution network and any additional revenue can be a big boost to the bottom line.The 'stopper' for most small businesses is the the Shopping Cart. How to sell the product/service - and get paid for it in a timely fashion, can be a mind-numbing mystery. Very few (if any) small businesses harbor any desire to be responsible for holding Credit Card information because of security concerns and even fewer have the knowledge of how to set up a gateway payment system with Major Credit Cards or Banks.
Problem solved. The Web Manager System is integrated with Google Wallet. All you'll need is:- a Google Wallet account- a bank account for receiving your funds- products to sell- a Web Manager System Account- your own domain name ( ~ $15 or $20 per year)
You won't need to buy special software. You will never worry about Credit Card numbers or correct hookup with credit card companies. We took care of the software programming and Google Wallet handles the rest of the puzzle. The Web Manager is also automatically set up for PayPal and LiqPay.
Get your Products to the Cloud. Use the Web Manager System to enhance your bottom line.
Website Development can include every facet of the Web Manager System; Cloud / SaaS along with Data, Content and Print Managers. Below, we'll touch on but a few of many the tasks and tools that can and should be handled by a Knowledge Worker without any assistance from a Developer.
Although all of us cruise the web, it's good to remember that the Cloud is also gathering information on us.
The Website Wizard is a WYSIWYG Tool with an unlimited variety of possibilities, among which is the ability to add or edit 'static' text. Any Knowledge Worker can use the static text tool. If you can type, you can use this tool.
Recently we selected an arbitrary classification of the Yahoo Directory that had links to 35 websites. We expected broken links (dead sites) & pages that timed out (server down/misconfigured), but what we didn't expect to see were 20% of viable businesses that had not changed their Copywrite date ..... for 3 to 7 years.
Important? No, not particularly, but indicative of a broader problem; no one knew how to fix it. This is a 5 second 'anybody can do it' fix with the Website Wizard.
Remember, at least a small segment of the world is watching.
Certain items should require zero 'developer skills'. No business should need to sit and wait for a developer to fix or edit their metatags, enable Google verification or write about their own business.
The Website Wizard allows you to fix easily corrected items, day or night. No special skills required.
The US has a list of embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) along with additional countries that have a lesser set of sanctions. If IP addresses from those countries cannot load your web site, then your risks of running afoul of US law would seem to be minimal. Other countries may have their own, similar list. A business should be able to fix this item. With the Website Wizard, you can easily fix it yourself.
A Sitemap.xml is a special xml file that gives a set of simple instructions to Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. snippet:<url><loc>http://your_site.com/about.html</loc><lastmod>2012-10-10</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq></url>
The Website Wizard automatically generates this Sitemap.xml file, but allows you to easily edit on your own.Google Analytics code is special Google code that tracks visitors to your site and provides information that can help you better market your goods and services. In order for Google to track this info, you need to put a special code in a webpage. This is a simple task, easily done with the Website Wizard.
Not every website has 'site search' and those that do, often use clumsy and slow methods. The Website Wizard accesses a powerful text search feature of PostgreSQL and also allows you to 'rate' the relative importance of pages which will rate higher within your own sites, searched results.
You can do this yourself. The website wizard has greatly simplified the task such that no special skills are required.
If you choose to Host your website from the Web ManagerSystem, it opens other possibilities. There is no additional charge for the services below.
The Website Wizard makes Publishing your website to the Web a do-it-yourself, one-click process. Up to 100 domains are covered within your account, with a small charge for additional domains.
Company webmail (your own address) is available for those that have their own domain and host through the Web Manager. Your own email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) gives a comfort level to those considering your products or services. Setup takes a few minutes. Up to 20 email addresses are available per account, but more are available for a small fee.You won't need to get a special email server, server software or server Admin.
The Web Manager System itself could be categorized as a Software as a Service, an Integrated Development Environment or even a Platform as a Service. It is unique and predates many of today's trendy terms.
By now, you should see that its functionality is very broad and deep. Below are but a few additional, deeper levels of functionality: (1) you can use the Web Manager System to create an SaaS (2) You can run other OAuth 2 SaaS from within your Account (3) You can share (or sell) your created SaaS to others (4) You can easily integrate & tweak Social Media (5) Yu can pull other's site data into your Account and repurpose or analyze.
The Web Manager System is not only for Management, it is for Creating 'objects'. When you work in your account, you are at least one full level deeper than a typical online site or application. A multiuser desktop in the Clouds.
So imagine this: You and your Team use the system to it's fullest. When your project is done, you have 1,000 objects (Images, Tables, Queries, Views, Functions, Web pages, php, css & JQuery scripts, print templates, CRON jobs ++ more, all working together. It's good, real good and others outside your own business feel the same. In fact, they'd be willing to pay you for their own version.
That's the purpose of the SaaS package. It bundles up all of your complex project with just a few clicks. Continued ...
Back at the top of this page, we spoke briefly about OAuth 2:
'Third-party Web Systems, websites and applications can now let visitors sign in using their Google user accounts.'
Any non-Youncycle Web SaaS - that is also OAuth 2 enabled, should be (not guaranteed) able to be loaded directly into your Web System Account. We have tested ~ 20 different OAuth 2 SaaS thus far and all open within an Account. A specific example is pixlr.com, a photo-editing SaaS.
1) Opened pixlr from within the web manager (2) Worked in Pixlr, saved an image to Picasa (3) Became automatically available in the web manager (Picasa was synced) (4) Loaded the image to a web page and included in a pdf.
Your Knowledge Workers will be able to work with other SaaS from within one, central location. Seamless.
One more reason to get a Google Account. One more reason to use the Web Manager System.
You Packaged Solution, but you know that it is always best to test and debug before you sell. The SaaS Analyzer can help you with that task by identifying broken dependencies (links as an example). Clean up those stray items, repackage and test again, before you install.
You will be able to install your Project SaaS Solution into any Younicycle Web Manager System Account or Web Manager System server. If you need to write documentation to accompany your solution, let us know. We wrote a mini-Solution, specifically for the purpose of documenting Solutions. Yours to use, at no charge.
If you look around this site (particularly the Home page), you will see a bit of Social Media Integration. You can share to Facebook, Twitter, GMail, Google Plus at any time with a click, but that's only a small part of the story.
You can also display Twitter feeds, have a subdomain for your Blog set up for Google Blogger or even augment the capabilities of YouTube. The Web Manager System gives you either the direct method & GUI - or the building blocks to accomplish your goal. Here's an example:
-- Knowledge Worker: I want to create one 10 minute YouTube video instead of 10 one minute Videos. Then I want to embed the one video in a web page and display links that will open the YouTube video at very precise times within that video. This method will make it easier for web visitors and also make it easier to maintain. Can this be done with The Web Manager System?
-- Developer: Let me think about it. I think the answer is 'yes'.
..... 45 minutes later
-- Developer: I set up a usage example for you. It uses an OnLoad event + JQuery and an additional file. See if this will work for your needs.
-- Knowledge Worker: Perfect!
.... and this is how Collaboration should work. The Developer focuses on difficult, technical tasks and the Knowledge Worker works within his or her capabilities.
This is the last, random example of Cloud & Software as a Service Management.
1) You want to display content that is freely available on a different site, on your own site. In this case, a RSS Feed from Apple. This 'project' will take about 1 minute. Use the Website Wizard, lay down a pre-built Gear (similar to a Widget) on the web page, enter the URL and Save. That's it, you're done.
2) You want to use and analyze content that is freely available on a different site, in this case, weather data from NOAA.gov This project will take ~ 30 minutes:
- Create a datasource with a bit of php to pull the appropriate raw data from NOAA.gov.- Create a Table that will hold the raw data with the same data structure- Further Assign the datasource to the Table and populate the Table- Set up a CRON job to periodically pull the data from NOAA.gov into the Datasource and the linked Table- Write a query to analyze the table data (aggregates, averages)- Create a bar chart in the Chart Wizard based on the query output- Display the Chart (changes after each new CRON) on a web page.
The above items are but a few examples of where business Knowledge Workers can work without a developer. Nevertheless, it is important to note that Younicycle Staff Developers are the ones that made this possible.
The Web Manager System allows Businesses and Developers to Collaborate, each according to his skills.
The above is a very abbreviated Summary of the basic functionality of the Cloud Manager, the 1st component of the Integrated Web Manager System.
You can work on and even create new Spreadsheets from inside of your Web Manager Account. Google Spreadsheets have many of the features of an xls. The example below was Shared to the Public as a public example.
Using Google Drive is NOT required by the Web Manager, but it does extend your scope.
When you get an account with Google, click 'Drive' and you will be able to also install Google Drive on your Desktop. Your Account can upload and download to your local Google Drive + sync with the 'Cloud' Google Drive.
YouTube Video: The Web Manager - Simple is Good. Shows how to use the Web Manager as a SaaS Aggregator with pixlr.com as the example.
Files Images Links Video
A txt file that includes the php written (Web Manager Actions Editor) that pulls data, every day and inserts into a Table.
Pic of Website Wizard for this page
Pic of a Company email account