Monday, December 31st, 2007

TAE Keynote: Ajax Through the Looking Glass

Category: Presentation, Recording, The Ajax Experience

Kevin Survance, CTO of MapQuest, gave a keynote speech at the last Ajax Experience show. Kevin came to the company and basically transformed the entire team to create the new MapQuest beta.

MapQuest uses Ajax on a massive scale and also provides commercial Ajax APIs. In this keynote, Kevin shares lessons learned from recent MapQuest development projects and offers insight into opportunities for developers to profit from current industry and social trends.

Watch video of the keynote.

MapQuest Keynote

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am

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I like it, the tour was nicely done. Although, it doesn’t seem to support mouse scroll to zoom in and out and it will be nicer if “Map a location” is the default..but that’s just me.

I’ve always thought to myself why didn’t MapQuest do something about their old site and just let Google take the lead. Looks like it’s time for me to revisit my old love.

Comment by Liming — December 31, 2007

So, MapQuest Beta is now almost as good as Google Maps? (Can’t drag the route to go the way you want, which is the coolest feature ever on Google.) Rock on!

I suppose competition is always good, though.

Comment by Matt — December 31, 2007

It all sound very intresting

Comment by Aphrodisiac — June 5, 2008

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