Browser Add-ons, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Yammer Time

Abandoning Yammer Time

I am going to be abandoning development of the Yammer Time extension for Firefox. I no longer have the time or motivation to maintain it.

Is there anyone out there is interested in taking ownership of it? If so, e-mail me at chris@efinke.com, or leave your contact info in the comments. It’s fairly simple as extensions go, so even if you’re just getting started with addon development, you shouldn’t have any problems understanding the code.

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Browser Add-ons, Yammer, Yammer Time

OAuth Support Added to Yammer Time

Yammer Time, the Firefox extension that reminds you to update your status on Yammer, has been updated to add support for authenticating via OAuth. You can install the update from Mozilla Add-ons.

OAuth is basically a way to allow applications (like Yammer Time) to act on your behalf (update your status) without having to disclose your password to the application. So it’s safer for you, since you don’t have to worry about malicious programmers stealing your usernames and passwords, since you never gave them out. After you upgrade to this version of Yammer (version 1.1), you’ll have to authorize Yammer Time once, but then you’ll never have to do it again.

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Browser Add-ons, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Yammer, Yammer Time

Stop! Yammer Time

Yammer is a service designed to help co-workers keep each other up-to-date on their work progress by answering the question “What are you working on?”

Yammer Time is a Firefox extension that reminds you to use Yammer. By default, every 4 hours between 9AM and 5PM on weekdays, it will pop up this obtrusive prompt:

Stop: Yammer time.

Just tell it what you’re working on (you are working, aren’t you?), and it will go away for the next 4 hours. You can change how often it asks (and on what days) in the Preferences dialog. You can also manually update Yammer by clicking on the Yammer Time toolbar button.

You can install Yammer Time from Mozilla Add-ons.

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