Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Ajatus: Distributed CMS using CouchDB

Category: Ajax, Showcase

Ajatus is a new distributed CRM that “runs as a local Ajax web application on your own computer. It uses the CouchDb object database for data storage and enjoys a wide range of plug-in and replication possibilities.” The Ajax side of the house uses jQuery for fun and profit. It is a lot of fun Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:02 am

3.2 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

iPhone window.onorientationchange Code

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Showcase

Re-posted from Apple has put up some sample code that shows off the new window.onorientationchange and window.orientation ability that lets you detect the orientation of the iPhone. You setup your HTML with a body tag with the class of “portrait” or “landscape” and most of the CSS goes from that. You also put an Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:11 am

3.8 rating from 35 votes

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Unique Skins for the iPhone, Wii, and more… all with Ajax and Flex

Category: Showcase

It’s probably a touch too late for this xmas, but Unique Skins is a nice showcase of blending Flex and traditional Ajax. The site allows you to skin a device such as a Wii or an iPhone, and it gives you a visual way to get creative. Mike Potter tells us more: The editor for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am
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3.8 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

ChartMaker: Ext 2 UI on top of the Google Chart API

Category: Google, Sencha, Showcase

Reposted from my personal blog entry on ChartMaker. I had an 11 hour flight from London to SFO. What was I going to do? I had a couple of books with me. The in-flight movies were average, and even in business class they didn’t have the on-demand system, so if you missed the start you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:12 am

4.1 rating from 30 votes

Remember, the Milk has spilled on your Gmail

Category: Firefox, Google, Showcase

We blogged about the Gmail helper API in November, and the good folks at Remember The Milk have used the API to add tasks to the Gmail interface in a nice mashup: Yup, that’s RTM in there! Remember The Milk for Gmail is a Firefox extension that lets you do all kinds of crazy cool Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:46 am

3.9 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Applebox: iTunes in Serverless Ajax

Category: Showcase

Simon Gilligan has created Applebox, a consumer storefront that looks just like iTunes, but instead of Cocoa, it is a serverless Ajax application: Ok, time to geek out and talk about the technology behind APPLEBOX. Whilst we think our model for the local DVD store is a winner (we’ve reduced store overheads, embraced the Internet Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

3.6 rating from 19 votes

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

NASA Relaunches 5.0 with Prototype and

Category: Prototype, Scriptaculous, Showcase

NASA has relaunched their site tonight as NASA 5.0, in celebration of their 50th anniversary next year. It is the beginning of many web 2.0 features to come for NASA. Sep Seyedi of Critical Mass told us that “of interest to you is the fact that the new interface fully uses the and prototype Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:00 am

4.1 rating from 45 votes

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Thomas Fuchs uses 2.0 on his own site

Category: JavaScript, Library, Scriptaculous, Showcase

Thomas Fuchs is back in the consulting game and his new site gives us another glimpse of 2.0 abilities. The photo zooming? < View plain text > javascript Effect.PhotoZoom = Class.create(Effect.Element, {   setup: function() {     var currentHeight = $(‘text’).getHeight();         var newHTML =‘div.text’).innerHTML;         Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:13 am

3.5 rating from 48 votes

Placeshout: New Rails based Geo-cool site

Category: Mapping, Ruby, Showcase

Andre Lewis has a new site out there, Placeshout which offers a way to quickly call out your favourites place in various locations. You could argue that we have other places for this… Yelp for example, or My Maps themselves. So, why Placeshout? Sometimes, you just want a quick suggestion When Andre and I are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:05 am

2.8 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Nintendo relaunches with Dojo, Mootools, and more

Category: Dojo, MooTools, Showcase has relaunched, and a view source shows you that it now sports Dojo, Mootools, and much more script. As you hunt around for where you will see fun stuff in action you will find the game guide: Take a peak and you see how they use inline templating. < View plain text > HTML Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:42 am

2.9 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

TWikiStudio on Ext

Category: Sencha, Showcase

Dov Katz ported the TWiki install for JSLoader to use Ext 2.0. The end result is TWikiStudio, a nice looking tool for managing (view/edit/search) a TWiki ( installation.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:20 am

3.2 rating from 24 votes

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Zoho Writer Offline with Editing

Category: Gears, Offline, Showcase

Zoho Writer was quick to release offline support using Gears, which allows you to carry read-only views of your data around when you were offline. This was just the first step in their offline support, and now they have announced the next step. This new version allows you to edit on the road with a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:00 am
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3.3 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Wikipedia Offline with GearsMonkey

Category: Articles, Gears, Google, Offline, Showcase

Working on the Gears team we also run across applications that we would love to take offline. A lot of these applications aren’t Google’s so we thought it would be nice to be able to take third party apps offline. This also makes sense since Aaron Boodman (Mr. Greasemonkey) is co-tech lead on Gears itself! Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am

3.4 rating from 269 votes

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Songza: Would you like a habituatable pie-menus with your social music?

Category: Showcase

Aza Raskin gave a thoughtful keynote at The Ajax Experience and at one point showed us a new site that he was working on, Songza, which has now launched: I am proud to announce the release of Songza, a music search engine and Internet jukebox. Songza solves the related problems of “I want to hear Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:11 am

4.2 rating from 36 votes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Eye-Fi: Do you want Web 2.0 with your 2GB?

Category: Dojo, JavaScript, Showcase

I can just picture Dylan and Alex in a meeting with someone pitching: So, we want to have a flash memory card, and put an Ajax application on it. Well, they did it. Eye-Fi has launched and it combines WiFi with a 2GB card. With Eye-Fi, your photos can be automatically sent to any number Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:47 pm

3 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Mindmeister: Take your mind map offline

Category: Gears, Offline, Showcase

Mindmeister has taken their mind map tool and now allow you to map offline. The tool itself is a nice Ruby on Rails application (includes pink fade effects! yellow is so 2006) that gives you a visual canvas to play with your mind. Their approach to offline is similar to Google Reader in that the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 pm

3.8 rating from 26 votes