SynthaSite Tech Preview (and a bit about widget superstores)

I was directed by Ryan Gahl’s recent post to the SynthaSite Tech Preview. This is an online webpage creator which, as Read/Write Web points out, is no Dreamweaver killer as yet. That article is worth a read for some critique of their ability as an in-browser editor, which is really pretty slick, and their roadmap, […]

Nerve centre, v0.0.0.1

I jacked in my proposed work schedule today and spent the day working with Simon McManus to create a prototype of the mashup nervous system I’ve been blabbing on about. Just to recap, I think that mashups need to be able to function without your involvement and respond to stimuli. I believe that to make […]

Dapp crap – Google notebook / RSS update

Agh. So this is the most unelegant thing, but I have an RSS feed of my Google notebook: This involves two dapps and a custom xslt transform. Here’s how it works: The first Dapp turns the Google notebook into XML A hapispace page turns this XML into title/post pairs The second Dapp turns this […]

Getting Google notes onto my blog

I’ve just started using Google Notepad and I think it’s great, but I wish it had a “Post to Blog” option. I’m trying to use various services to make this happen anyway, and it’s a first example of creating a mashup that does some monitoring when I’m not there to tend to it – a […]

Why do I want to give mashups a nervous system?

Here are just a few things that I would want to build if I could assemble a mashup that was capable of monitoring data sources and responding to changes… Please feel free to add more in the comments… Automatically publish my Google notes to my blog Add entries to an online database when I twitter […]

Google Notebooks “dapp”

I’ve been playing with the Dapper service today as I wanted to create a feed of my Google Notebook items – I think they are rather short on ways to export my data. You can see an example of how it works below. The URL you put in the input field is a public Google […]

Mashups with nerves

Thinking about user-driven programming. The main guys involved here: Yahoo! Pipes, Microsoft Popfly, Teqlo… they all let you build “run-once” applications, that process some inputs and produce some outputs. This is fine for the kind of applications that they are showcasing – read my news, display my photos, etc… but what if you want to […]

Teqlo review

Finally got around to looking at Teqlo, which I’ve meaning to do since I first signed up to their beta program. I’m looking at this to determine a few different things: how they are enabling application building under the surface, what their target audience is and how much they let developers get under the skin. […]