Category: mashup

Popfly mashups

After Steve Clayton demoed it to me last week, I decided to try playing around with Microsoft’s Popfly. Popfly is a tool for creating Mashups in Silverlight, with a drag and drop interface.

Popfly

It comes with a tutorial (on right) and the interface is easy to get used to. In fact it is even easier to use than Yahoo Pipes.

I built the app below in a few clicks. It displays the status of my Facebook contacts.

http://www.popfly.ms/users/TomRaftery/FaceBook%20Bubbls.small

This app was created in Firefox on my MacBook Pro.

One glitch I did note was that you can’t write into the Search box (when using Firefox on a Mac).

Any questions for David Berlind?

David Berlind is the executive editor at ZDNet. David is also one of the founders of Mashup Camp.

What is Mashup Camp? According to the About page Mashup Camp is:

an unconference-style event that’s dedicated to bringing together the Internet software mashup community for a face-to-face collaborative meetup where new relationships are formed, old relationships are nurtured, ideas are shared, mutiple balls are moved forward, and innovation happens in real-time.

David is involved in the organisation of Europe’s first Mashup Camp which will be held in Ireland on 10th-12th of November (07).

I will be interviewing David for a podcast tomorrow morning (Oct 25th – apologies for the late notification). If you have any questions you’d like me to put to David, feel free to leave thm in the comments.