SPAWS: Sharing a comment between stores

I’ve finally gotten around to creating a quick demo of one of the use cases I wrote for SPAWS – sharing a comment.

Its pretty simple really, although I didn’t want to use a “real” store for this one; so I’ve used a local instance of Edukapp on my own machine, and a demo/developer version of the ITEC store.

So, here are the steps in the use case:

  1. Browse a widget store
  2. Download a widget
  3. Submit a review of the widget in the widget store
  4. Search for the same widget on a different widget store
  5. The description page for the widget should contain the review submitted to the other widget store

Seems easy enough – lets go!

1. Browse a widget store

Here’s a widget I’m going to review in my local Edukapp:

A detail page on Edukapp showing a widget called "Weather"

2. Download a widget

Well, I don’t really need to do this, as I can play with a live preview on the site, but lets take it as read I’ve had a go with the widget, and have formed an opinion.

3. Submit a review of the widget in the widget store

So, I create an account and log into Edukapp, and submit a review; here it is:

The widget detail page for "Weather" widget on edukapp; I've added a comment using my username "scottbw"

4. Search for the same widget on a different widget store

On ITEC, lets find the Weather widget; luckily its pretty obvious on the “featured” page:

The front page of the ITEC App Store; in the browse list there is the same Weather widget as the one we reviewed on Edukapp

5. The description page for the widget should contain the review submitted to the other widget store

Yep, there it is!

Note that, because its an “external” review, ITEC hasn’t provided a link for the user who submitted it. SPAWS does send a URL with the “Agent” paradata that links to the user profile back on the original site, but its up to stores whether they want to use that, or to just style external reviews without any links.

The detail page on the ITEC App Store for "Weather"; below the description is the comment I added on the Edukapp site

Note also that you can set up a similar kind of demo using two different instances of Edukapp (just make sure in store.properties you give each one a different value for “spaws.submitter.name” or they won’t show up in the other store as it filters out any paradata it thinks it submitted itself).

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