Running External Applications
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External Applications are applications that for the most part are independent of FirstClass, but run within the FirstClass web client.

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Template source code to assist developers in taking advantage of retrieving user information and storing and retrieving application specific data for the user running the application.
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A video tutorial series to help you install and develop External Applications
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A set of links to a number of reference web sites for developers
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Learn how to install and run external Applications with FirstClass
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Referencing an external Web Source in an External Application
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A simple calculator Application
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My Directions is an example of a FirstClass 12 External Application that takes advantage of storing and retrieving data specific to the user running the application.  It uses standard HTML, javascript, CSS and primarily JQuery and the Google Maps API to give users a directions and mileage tracking application.
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An example of how you can display an external web site in the Center Pane of your FirstClass site by using an external application.
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fcForms is an external application that allows administrators to easily define and present form data that can be presented to different groups of users on the FirstClass system.
Each form can be exposed to a different set of groups, have its own unique set of input elements and can be posted to any container in the FirstClass directory.
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Displaying your classic FirstClass Bookmarks folder (uses the internal FirstClass API to retrieve local data)
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Retrieve and use session data that is unique to the user running the application.  (UserID, CID, Exposed Groups, etc)
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A weather forecast application that requires a registered API key.
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Using the Flickr API to retrieve images
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Sample application showing how you can store and retrieve data in a field on the application form and use the data to present options in an option list
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A new Bookmark application that allows the administrator to specify a global set of bookmarks that cannot be removed by the user.  The user can add/edit and delete a unique set of their own.
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A generic YouTube Video feed application with configurable video selection