NewsCloud's mission includes providing open source technologies that help organizations use news and Web 2.0 features to strengthen their online communities. Some of the solutions we offer include:
Social Media Toolkit
Our primary open source development focus is the Social Media Toolkit (SMT). The SMT is an open source platform designed to help organizations run community-driven, topic-based and geo-centric news websites, similar to NewsCloud.com, albeit simpler and more streamlined. Currently, we have a beta of the core SMT engine and PHP client available for download (as is).
If you are interested in hiring NewsCloud to run this software for
your organization as a service, please visit our Facebook Application
Community Services overview. We offer discounted rates for nonprofit and academic organizations.
The Social Media Toolkit powers a news site or news pages on an existing platform by synchronizing community content with any topic cloud in NewsCloud. You can view NewsCloud's directory of clouds or create your own.
We are interested in finding development partners or clients interested in funding the completion of clients on other platforms such as PHP, Ruby on Rails, Drupal, Plone and Joomla. Please email us if you are interested in working or funding a client on one of these platforms.
We've set up a Drupal plugin page specifically for groups interested in collaborating or co-funding the Drupal Newsroom plugin.
Other Resources and Contact Information
If you wish to support our work on open source social media software, please consider making a donation.
We encourage our open source developers to make use of our Google Groups Developer Forum.
If you have other questions, please email us. Please keep in mind we are a small organization with limited resources and may not be able to respond to all queries.