Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
Richard MacManus has written a nice roundup piece that reviews the various Ajax homepages, including the big guns and the new guys on the block.
Richard looks at traffic, features, and strongly favours the portals with open APIs as future winners.
Microsoft and Google will likely dominate this space, with Yahoo perhaps entering the market with its own widgets homepage in the near future. With an asset like Konfabulator on its books, it’d be strange if they don’t at least re-design My Yahoo to accomodate web services and widgets. Among the smaller companies, Pageflakes seems to be the most promising with its API support. It’s not too late though for Netvibes and the others to join the party and open up their platforms to developers.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am