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We want an opensource solution that could provide us most of the social/collaboration features(commenting, sharing, liking etc on our data) and could be integrated with our architecture of the app(rest based services, few databases and a hybrid ionic app at the front-end).

We need to keep data at our servers so probably we would need a solution that we could setup locally within our infrastructure.

Java would be preferred language.

Most of the solutions I found were to build social media websites but we are looking for is something that could take data from us, model it in whatever way necessary for the solution to be able to perform all social operations on it and expose those operation via an api. So by using this api I could ingest data into the solutions database and and call necessary functions on it like comment,like,reply,share etc and same I could sync it with my databases to perform operations permitted by my application.

These are a few solutions I have explored but most of them felt in the first category i.e provided solutions for building social media websites:

  • exoplatform, Elgg, Oxwall, Dolphin and Buddypress

Note : I haven't done extensive research on all these solutions so If any of the above solution does satisfy my requirements and I have missed that then kindly share some resources on it.

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    Looks a bit broad to me. What "social items" do you have in mind? Note this site is for specific recommendations, not for "lists". So what tasks do you need to perform? What data should be "commented, shared, liked etc", and what is "etc"? Which "social networks" must be supported? Before we can go and name you a software solution, we need the "problem to solve". Doesn't work the other way around here ("Here's the solution you can tailor your problem to" isn't the approach we take ;) – Izzy Oct 20 '16 at 14:57
  • What "social items" do you have in mind? : Likes, Comments share etc. What data should be "commented, shared, liked etc : Our own data and obviously it would be some kind of a posts or anything that can be commented(think of comment etc as some operations that can be performed on data). And i haven't asked for lists, What I have asked for is that if someone has already had similar requirement and have found a solution which they are already using. And I have only tried to explain a problem plus I have given some possible solutions that are very much similar but doesn't fit my use case. – Yatin Oct 21 '16 at 5:09
  • I wasn't blaming you, just asking for clarification :) You might not have had a list in mind, but too general questions are provoking such. That's also why I asked for "what's 'etc'". May I ask you to edit your question accordingly, making clear what your must-have requirements are? Thanks in advance! – Izzy Oct 21 '16 at 10:01

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