OpenX Source continues as open source project Revive Adserver

OpenX Source continues as open source project Revive Adserver

OpenX Technologies, Inc. announced on Friday, September 13, 2013, that the ad serving product OpenX Source has been sold to an open source community project headed by former OpenX project leader Andrew Hill. Another prominent member of the new team is long standing community member and former OpenX senior developer Matteo Beccati.

Revive AdserverAt the same time, the software got a new name: Revive Adserver.

The OpenX press release states:

OpenX has committed the product to a respected team and passionate supporters of the open source movement and the technology. They look forward to continuing to provide free ad serving technology to the large community for which this product has proven valuable.

This transfer has been prepared for some time, as evidenced by the fact that the Revive Adserver code has been actively developed in the past months on the Github open source community repository for Revive Adserver.

I’m excited about this news, because it means that the open source product I’ve worked with in the past 10 years, will get a new chapter in life, or as the new name seems to imply, will be revitalized.

I want to congratulate the new development team with this news. I will do my best to support them and contribute to the project.

Introducing DashiX – the Revive Adserver Dashboard plugin

OpenX Dashboard: An overview of all your active campaigns and a breakdown by typeThis plugin will help you save time every day by showing you a quick overview of the total number of active campaigns, broken down by type (exclusive, contract, remnant). More quick stats overviews will be added in future releases.

But more importantly, by clicking the big number, you will immediately see an overview of all your currently active contract campaigns, with a visual progress indicator. Continue reading to find out more!

Campaign monitor with visual progress indicator

A comprehensive overview of all active contract campaigns with visual progress indicator

A comprehensive overview of all active contract campaigns with visual progress indicator – click to enlarge

Instead of having to go through the list of campaigns of all your advertisers, you see your contract campaigns listed here in a single screen. The campaigns that will end first are at the top, the ones that have some more time remaining are lower in the list.

The campaign name can be click to take you to the properties page directly, should you need to edit the campaign settings. The blue time progress bar shows you what percentage of the duration of the campaign has passed, and the colored line below is a visual progress indicator showing you exactly if a campaign is on schedule (in green), or behind or ahead of schedule (yellow). In severe cases, where the campaign is more than 10% off schedule, the visual progress indicator will turn red, enabling you to take action quickly and precisely.

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