Web Application Integrator for IBM WebSphere Portal is a solution which allows external web applications to be integrated with WebSphere Portal. It allows Portal customers to further leverage their investment in Portal by using it to access to web applications, like Quickr.
Why is WebAppIntegrator solution unique?
Typically, when an external web application like Lotus Quickr is integrated with Portal, two approaches are considered: either write a set of portlets that expose the web app’s UI/functionality or use Portal’s web clipper portlet (an iFrame based portlet). WebAppIntegrator offers a third approach. It is particularly attractive because:
1. No portlet development is required to implement this integration since it does not use portlets at runtime. Portal administrators, in concert with the internal web application owner, can do this integration.
2. It does not use an iFrame. Consequently, the viewing area of the web application is not constrained in any way (i.e. no iFrame scroll bars).
Integration is achieved in three simple steps.
via Lotus Quickr wiki : Customizing: Quickr for WebSphere Portal : Using the Web Application Integrator for IBM WebSphere Portal.