I would like to plan the next development path for Imgshow Platform.
I would like to make more easier for normal user to use it. That is the tight integration of Imgshow Platform with the popular CMS system, forum, such as Discuz!, WordPress, and even Windows Live Writer Imgshow Plugin.
Currently, for normal user need to use Imgshow Platform service, it needs cumber Imgshow Query, such as q:name=youtube,k=waka waka, but somehow they are not expert user and will not always understand how to use it. Therefore, next plan is to develop more specific service to be delivered to them. You may wonder what I am saying.
Let me explain more. For example, in Discuz!, in the posting editor, the user is able to select Imgshow Service (like Youtube Button, Gmap Button), and then provide user friendly parameter and click embed. It is easy to do. But technically challenging is that the webmaster is able to retrieve the latest Imgshow Service anytime and upgraded to support latest Imgshow service without any burden. And at local, it should have a cache file in order to cache the current retrieve Imgshow service list, for not always call Imgshow Platform that costs performance problem. Additionally, the architecture of the system should be able to support open integration, not only for Discuz!, but for other CMS system or desktop client system. There is a lot of research to be carried out, both technically and user feasibility study.
20101228 – Imgshow Platform Discuz! Integration with forum editor had created, but for DIY block part still in research and planning.