{"__v":0,"_id":"58d17a50c5e557250089ea21","initVersion":{"_id":"545137a814af501a00b50cfc","version":"1.0"},"project":"545137a814af501a00b50cf9","user":{"_id":"5638f69b22afbc0d001f23c1","username":"","name":"Yammer Platform DL"},"createdAt":"2017-03-21T19:09:04.352Z","changelog":[],"body":"**Tell us a little about your company and what the tyGraph Yammer app does.**\nWe build software for knowledge-driven companies. Because our roots are in SharePoint and Business Intelligence, creating the [tyGraph for Yammer](https://www.tygraph.com/) app was a natural back in 2014. Our tyGraph for Yammer app gives organizations deep social analytics. We built it with lots of great input from Yammer community managers and IT collaboration folks. With their help, we've molded our visualizations to help drive adoption and show the value of Yammer networks. \n\n**Which Yammer Platform features have been most useful?**\n  *   ***** The [Yammer Data Export API](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/data-export-api) is vital, due to the volume of data that our app analyzes and visualizes. \n\n  *   ***** Our customers find valuable conversations and content through our Thread Impact Score. To get some of the data needed to create the visualization below, we depend on the [Thread ID](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/threadsidjson) endpoint with the [Liked Messages](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/usersliked_messagemessage_idjson) endpoint – both found in the [Yammer REST API](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/rest-api-rate-limits).\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/051d199-tyGraph-ThreadImpactScore.png\",\n        \"tyGraph-ThreadImpactScore.png\",\n        1432,\n        594,\n        \"#5a7272\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n **Dev resources are tight for any company. Why did you decide to integrate with Yammer?**\nI had the benefit of being a fairly early adopter of Yammer and saw the potential to augment Yammer in a way that few were doing when we started. We really liked the vibe of Yammer and felt the platform was the right one for us to develop on. \n\n**tyGraph for Yammer has been around for a few years. Can you share any results?**\nWe have some of the largest and most active Yammer networks in the world as customers. We also have very innovative networks of varying sizes. One of my favorite success metric/stories involves a company that used Yammer for a recognition campaign and then used tyGraph to show the impact. Based on the evidence-based results, the company made a huge donation to a hunger relief organization.\n\n**Any technical or marketing advice to share with developers who are new to the Yammer platform?**\nThe good news, this is an exciting time to be in the Yammer ecosystem! Social collaboration, in the way that Yammer does it, will continue to add value when used purposefully. My advice is to make use of the [Microsoft Tech Community](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer/ct-p/Yammer) to listen to business problems that customers are trying to solve. You never know when you'll find one worth solving, hopefully with your app. \n\n**Other advice or final points?**\nAt tyGraph, we are grateful to have met so many great customers, partners, and Yammeratti (as we used to call them - I'm old school!). This is a very helpful ecosystem of folks.\n\n*Note from the Yammer Platform Team: To help you decide about creating or updating a Yammer app, we post interviews with successful Yammer client app developers. Want to share your story too? <a href=\"mailto:yamapped@Microsoft.com?subject=Partner Stories\">Send us a note.</a>*","slug":"partner-qa-tygraphs-director-of-product-dean-swann","title":"Partner Q&A: tyGraph’s Director of Product, Dean Swann"}

Partner Q&A: tyGraph’s Director of Product, Dean Swann


**Tell us a little about your company and what the tyGraph Yammer app does.** We build software for knowledge-driven companies. Because our roots are in SharePoint and Business Intelligence, creating the [tyGraph for Yammer](https://www.tygraph.com/) app was a natural back in 2014. Our tyGraph for Yammer app gives organizations deep social analytics. We built it with lots of great input from Yammer community managers and IT collaboration folks. With their help, we've molded our visualizations to help drive adoption and show the value of Yammer networks. **Which Yammer Platform features have been most useful?** * ***** The [Yammer Data Export API](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/data-export-api) is vital, due to the volume of data that our app analyzes and visualizes. * ***** Our customers find valuable conversations and content through our Thread Impact Score. To get some of the data needed to create the visualization below, we depend on the [Thread ID](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/threadsidjson) endpoint with the [Liked Messages](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/usersliked_messagemessage_idjson) endpoint – both found in the [Yammer REST API](https://developer.yammer.com/docs/rest-api-rate-limits). [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/051d199-tyGraph-ThreadImpactScore.png", "tyGraph-ThreadImpactScore.png", 1432, 594, "#5a7272" ] } ] } [/block] **Dev resources are tight for any company. Why did you decide to integrate with Yammer?** I had the benefit of being a fairly early adopter of Yammer and saw the potential to augment Yammer in a way that few were doing when we started. We really liked the vibe of Yammer and felt the platform was the right one for us to develop on. **tyGraph for Yammer has been around for a few years. Can you share any results?** We have some of the largest and most active Yammer networks in the world as customers. We also have very innovative networks of varying sizes. One of my favorite success metric/stories involves a company that used Yammer for a recognition campaign and then used tyGraph to show the impact. Based on the evidence-based results, the company made a huge donation to a hunger relief organization. **Any technical or marketing advice to share with developers who are new to the Yammer platform?** The good news, this is an exciting time to be in the Yammer ecosystem! Social collaboration, in the way that Yammer does it, will continue to add value when used purposefully. My advice is to make use of the [Microsoft Tech Community](https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer/ct-p/Yammer) to listen to business problems that customers are trying to solve. You never know when you'll find one worth solving, hopefully with your app. **Other advice or final points?** At tyGraph, we are grateful to have met so many great customers, partners, and Yammeratti (as we used to call them - I'm old school!). This is a very helpful ecosystem of folks. *Note from the Yammer Platform Team: To help you decide about creating or updating a Yammer app, we post interviews with successful Yammer client app developers. Want to share your story too? <a href="mailto:yamapped@Microsoft.com?subject=Partner Stories">Send us a note.</a>*