Linchpin Launchpad (formerly known as App Center) is an app that can be used in Confluence or a Confluence-based intranet to integrate direct links to any web-based application. These integrated links are then made centrally available as small icons, similar to apps on a smartphone. You can personalize them at any time to suit your specific needs. In this way, Linchpin Launchpad serves as an integration hub and control center for external tools in Confluence.
The App Center for Confluence app enables companies to provide direct links to any web-based application to employees in Confluence or on a Confluence-based intranet. With version 2.0, our development team has just delivered an improved version of the App Center – this release has a new name: App Center for Confluence will now be known as Linchpin Launchpad.
What are our development teams currently working on? What’s new about our social intranet suite Linchpin and the Confluence extensions (apps) that we have developed? It’s time again to take a look backstage and read our latest work-in-progress update.
The App Center extends Confluence by offering users the ability to include links to web-based applications (Apps) that are being used within your company: Via a simple dialog, users can click and collect the apps that they use from a list of all available applications. Then they can go directly to exactly those applications that they need for their daily work. Version 1.3 of the App Center, providing more flexibility and new features for both users and administrators.
App Center is a Confluence app and also a part of the social intranet suite developed by us – Linchpin – which allows users to access the applications, tools and resources they frequently need for their daily work from within Confluence – for example, time tracking, other Atlassian tools, online applications, websites and so on. Now, administrators can configure the visibility of all apps in the selection dialog.
In this post, I want to give you some insights into what we have been working on around Confluence and our social intranet suite Linchpin: What new versions and products are starting development? What new features will be delivered for our various add-ons soon? What is being optimized and improved? You can read all this and more.
It is important for companies to personalize their intranet to improve efficiency and performance in the workplace. When done well, an tailored intranet can become an indispensable tool, helping employees complete their tasks with ease. So that Confluence can better meet a company’s requirements for their intranet, all the tools that the employees need must be clearly available from their starting page. This minimizes context switching and maximizes productivity.