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Spigit Announces New Software Development Kit to Seamlessly Integrate Spigit's Social Innovation Solutions With Any External Application

(April 12, 2011)

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/11 -- Spigit, Inc., the global leader in social innovation products and services for businesses, today announced the availability of a social Software Development Kit that delivers developer information for SpigitEnterprise 2011. This Kit creates a partner eco-system strategy that enables application creation, allowing developers to easily and seamlessly integrate into Spigit's purpose-built social innovation solutions. The offering makes it easy for customers to create plugins for any application including CRM, and PPM systems, as well as social applications and products.

"The introduction of our Software Development Kit will allow companies to create a true ecosystem of innovation," stated Paul Pluschkell, CEO and Founder, Spigit. "This offering is at the center of our partner ecosystem strategy and connects to any product or application, allowing outside systems and social applications, ranging from CRM and PPM to Facebook and Twitter, to integrate with Spigit's platform. Coupling this Development Kit with our thriving partnership channel, we are creating the ability for our customers to innovate anytime, anywhere."

With the release of the Software Development Kit, Spigit will also unveil a plugin for Twitter, enabling users to login to their Spigit account and post their idea directly to their Twitter feed. This is one of many plugins created for external social applications and products connecting customers to their innovation community anytime, anywhere and from any platform.

Most of the data available on Spigit's platform is exposed to outside systems through its REST (Representational State Transfer) API. This advanced API is currently being used internally by Spigit for their most successful product lines including the SpigitEngage for Facebook, SpigitEngage for SharePoint and the iPhone applications.


Included in the offering is an API guide, plugin developer guide, admin guide, sample code and integration server user guide that allows companies to code, rapidly integrate, and build upon Spigit's social productivity platform. Access to a Spigit system for testing is available to qualified developers who will be provided an administrative console for uploading and testing plugins and a separate wiki for viewing development documents. For more information, visit http://www.spigit.com/SDK.

About Spigit

Spigit is the leading provider of collective idea management software, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using enterprise-grade social technology, Spigit's software taps into the collective intelligence of an organization and transforms it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating incentives, idea graduation, idea trading and real-time analytics, Spigit allows companies to harness the social capital within. Our technology is used by the largest and most innovative companies in the world including: AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Overstock.com, Allstate, AAA, and Lloyds TSB. Spigit currently powers innovation projects at numerous Fortune 2000 companies and has been named one of JMP Securities' 2011 "Hot 100" software companies, Best of Software Interop 2008 and is listed on the AlwaysOn Global 250 list, the power list of the top 250 private global technology companies. For more information, visit www.spigit.com.

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