Blog from May, 2012

AppFusions has been moving faster than we can keep up with in last month+.

It always gets crazed like this every year before Atlassian Summit honestly, as the run up to Atlassian Summit becomes more like a sprint up Mt. Everest vs. a leisurely run in the park.

Ah well - it's all part of the fun, and so the team jumped in with all FOUR FEET each (given that four is better than two, and we needed the extras this round!).

Over the next week, we will introduce the many new products being launched at Atlassian Summit - but also already available/released in last couple weeks!

Here's two new ones, and prototype glimpses of onDemand app coming this summer.

Dropbox in Confluence - for Atlassian Confluence "on-premise"

In short - access, preview, embed, download and edit your DropBox files in direct from within Confluence!

When editing, you can edit with any Office application, and the integration also knows what OS you are running, and adjusts appropriately (supporting Mac, Windows, Linux).

Read more about it here.

Check out the video:

Dropbox in JIRA - for Atlassian JIRA "on-premise"

Access, preview, download, and attach (link) your DropBox files to an JIRA issue directly from JIRA. Read more about it here.

Check out the video:

Dropbox in Confluence - for Atlassian OnDemand Confluence

NOT YET RELEASED, but by the following screenshots/slideshow, you can see that the integration is WELL underway. Summer fun! (smile)

This initial implementation was done for Atlassian Summit presentation as a solid example of Atlassian's new RemoteApps frameworks.

As you can see here - the future is becoming closer to near!

MUCH Kudos Warranted!

Kudos to the AppFusions development team - which was truly a many person team effort for these integrations!

In particular, Laura Kolker and Danielle Zhu lead the Dropbox On-premise implementations, with some pitch-ins by David Simpson. Patrick Li drove the OnDemand implementation, our first - of many to come!

Also - kudos to Don Brown and Rich Manalang of the Atlassian Dev Relations team for valued OnDemand development tips ...

We're pretty stoked about these, mostly since its only the beginning. We have a few others in the coup to evolve for OnDemand customers.

Will be a very busy Q3/Q4!

What's Next?

We have lots more to introduce - but if you'd like to skip ahead of the curve - here's the teasers already released/in queue with the fancy new Atlassian Marketplace:

Of course, these releases are on top of our many other existing integrations and plugins!

Contact us any time if you have questions or would like to evaluate any of these products.

MUCH additional product development will continue on all our products through the summer.

Just getting going, as usual! (smile)

[issued April 24, 2012]

iRise Simulations for JIRA and Confluence lets software developers quickly see and experience applications from within Atlassian’s most popular products.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iRise®, the global leader in enterprise visualization solutions, and AppFusions, experts in Atlassian system integrations and services, today announced new integrations between iRise and two leading products from Atlassian, one of the world’s most popular providers of collaborative platforms for software developers.

iRise visualization gives users the ability to create visual prototypes of new software projects that look and act just like the real thing, before a single line of code is written. The technology lets stakeholders and target users “kick the tires” on new applications, including mobile apps, and give feedback while it’s still easy and less costly to make changes.

AppFusions’ integrations of iRise visualization with Atlassian JIRA and Confluence brings significant new value to two of Atlassian’s most popular development products: JIRA – their issue tracking tool, and Confluence, their enterprise collaboration wiki platform.

About iRise Simulations for JIRA

Users can easily link to and preview working iRise visualizations from any JIRA issue. Associating JIRA tasks with simulations naturally speeds development. There is no faster way to understand an “agile story” or use case than through a live simulation. See video | more info.

About iRise Simulations for Confluence

Users can embed iRise visualizations directly within Confluence pages, enabling others to interact with and comment on live, working simulations without leaving the page. Through live simulations, vague textual use case descriptions are strengthened and quickly understood, saving endless hours of design time and confusion between engineering and product teams. See video | more info.

iRise’s patented software visualization technology helps companies and government agencies meet their workforce’s raised expectations of elegant design and ease of use, a by-product of users’ personal experience with mobile platforms such as the iPhone and the iPad. The demands that stem from the skyrocketing use of such platforms in business - often referred to as "the consumerization of IT" - have put many organizations under intense pressure to create business applications for stakeholders who expect to take their apps with them wherever they go, and who are quickly irritated by even small usability flaws.

iRise Simulations for JIRA and iRise Simulations for Confluence are available now for purchase from AppFusions.

“Integrated iRise simulations in Confluence and JIRA are a natural fit, enabling fast and efficient design, vetting, and code rework cycles,” said Ellen Feaheny, CEO and Co-Founder of AppFusions. “With high-fidelity iRise simulations early in the development lifecycle, requirements are conveyed crystal clear, misunderstandings are mitigated, and most importantly, costly design pitfalls are avoided.”

“As a trusted Atlassian integrations partner, AppFusions is an expert at developing integrations for Atlassian products. We couldn’t have found a better partner to integrate iRise to JIRA and Confluence,” stated Emmet B. Keeffe III, CEO and Co-Founder of iRise. “The availability of these two integrations will bring unprecedented speed and accuracy to the development process for JIRA and Confluence users.”

“We’re excited to see these new iRise integrations. Atlassian’s core objective is ‘to help software development products work faster and smarter, together.’ Simulated user experiences drive home this goal directly, and teams will now be able to diligently collaborate, tune, and drive their projects even faster in Confluence and JIRA, so when coding does begin, it is done right---the first time,” said Audra Eng, VP of Product Management at Atlassian.

"The use of iRise with other popular tools such as JIRA and Confluence can only help to streamline application development and accelerate time to market," says John Nevin, Manager of Technical Operations for The Community Corps at NPower and a user of both JIRA and iRise. “We've already experienced an order of magnitude improvement in speed and efficiency using iRise, and look forward to even greater gains now that these products are easier to use together."

AppFusions’ integrations of iRise into JIRA and Confluence were enabled by the iRise iConnect API, which provides web services that allow bi-directional linking between iRise and almost any requirements definition and management system. To learn more about extending and integrating with the iRise platform, visit the iRise Developer Network at

About iRise

iRise is the world's leading provider of enterprise visualization software for business applications. Visualization has become a critical competitive advantage for businesses to more effectively communicate their needs to technology teams and give everyone involved the ability to interact with and fully experience applications before they are built. Companies of all sizes---such as General MotorsUPSFedExHaworthManpowerM.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and hundreds of others---use iRise to "test drive" their applications before building, which accelerates time to market, improves customer experience, and drives cost down. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., iRise is backed by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, and Deutsche Bank, and has sales offices across North America and in London.

About Atlassian

Atlassian products help innovators everywhere track, build, and launch great software. More than 18,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Netflix and Nike – use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time.

About AppFusions

AppFusions is a social, business, and engineering systems integrations firm offering multi-technology application solutions, enabling enterprises to harness together key systems for improved efficiencies. AppFusions' Atlassian technologies' expertise is some of the most technically capable in the industry. Their products portfolio includes integrations with Atlassian, Jive, IBM, Box, Google, UserVoice, Attensa, Alfresco, and more. AppFusions' customers overlap with their technology partners' customers – from SMB to Fortune 100s, worldwide. AppFusions works in U.S., Australia, and Europe.
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Maya Zarchan, 781-894-1739
Ellen Feaheny, 831-247-9417