RooyeKhat Media Company appreciates all programmers and developers who has accompanying us since the beginning time of establishing and running iGap -the first Iranian Open-source Messaging Application- either the ones have been with us up to now or who had to stopped their cooperation for any reason unfortunately on the way; and with respect to their constant and unfailing efforts led to iGap Project during these two years congratulate all developers and programmers especially the Rooyekhat Media’s on the Programmer’s Day on September 13th.
Why iGap has been released as Open-source?
At the beginning we should consider the compound word “Open-source” is used for the software their source codes are available for everyone thorough and free.
The universal community of open-source programmers consists of the ones who receive the source codes of open-source programs and republish them after modifications and changes they made on according to their need and interest.
“iGap” as open-source has given this opportunity to all for modifying iGap and making it customized. For instance; an organization needs a coherent and effective communicating situation for all employees, it can utilize iGap to reach this goal with paying no money.
Although, the employees are not allowed to transfer data from a system to another because of the document categorization in that organization. It’s the time the above-mentioned organization can create a new application by making changes on iGap and customized it based on its own inside protocols excluding the ability of data-transferring or even reproduce it according to its classification and required privilege levels.
As a matter of fact, releasing iGap as open-source makes it possible for organizations, institutions and companies on a large or small scale to utilize widely a production with a very high flexibility in customizing.
As an another goal, iGap has been released as open-source to provide the possibility of coding based on the modern technologies for domestic programmers.
Whereas the latest version of programming and high level technologies have been used in iGap, the programmers will be able to improve their knowledge of coding by studying and checking iGap source codes and accompany us towards the improvement and development of this thoroughly local product by the means of developing the published codes.
The iGap Open-source Competition:
This competition is a kind of innovative idea from RooyeKhat Media Company, and is going to be held for the first time all over this country.
RooyeKhat Media aims to develop the open-source programming situation by making this competition and increase the domestic programmers’ knowledge and skills.
In this competition, all participants will definitely get acquainted with the most modern and updated universal technologies and make it to improve and raise their knowledge as a significant decision. It also causes a noticeable effect on the participants’ knowledge increase. On the other hand, the improvement and development of the free open-source creations locally will be another main effect of this competition.
The iGap competitive event would make it a situation for programmers not only to evaluate their knowledge levels in operating this great project, but to accompany us step by step.
Stages of holding the Event:
The programmers participated in this event can compete through the following two ways:
- Creating a new project and client-side application independently using the open APi documentation released from iGap and not like the one we presented.
- Developing and improving the released open-source project of iGap.
A group of well-experienced programmers will moderate and judge the competitive event online. All participants will be rewarded in cash at the end of competition. The amount of reward will be assessed based on the importance of made changes and/or the performance of the new-created edition. Note that the dominant and more skillful participants will be recognized and introduced to all.