Friday, September 28th, 2007

Apple Store hits the Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

We got quite a few emails to letting us know that Apple is now using the Dojo Toolkit for their store after a quick refresh, which people seem to find interesting as it seems to be a bit of a switch from Prototype (although there is some Prototype code copied over too). It is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:18 am

3.5 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Traffik: Using the cross domain read write API

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Showcase

Justin Meyer and Brian Moschel created an application, Traffik, that “lists events from Google Calendar and shows the locations of those events in a map. Traffik shows only events with locations.” Where it differs from the usual calendar » maps mashup is that you can login, and the application can read private calendar data, and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:04 am

4 rating from 26 votes

Live Real-time Session Rater using Comet

Category: Comet, Dojo, DWR, Showcase

Greg Wilkins wrote a session rater for conferences that showcases how Jetty, Dojo and DWR can work together to provide real-time, two way communication. The application gives a live 1 to 5 star rating of the sessions, speaker awards (Rockstar, Vulcan, Uber Geek or Droid) and per session chat rooms.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:12 am
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3.8 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Amazon MP3 Service

Category: Showcase

We posted about the Amazon Music Selection Ajax experience, and people seemed to like it apart from: a) Real player, b) The code. Today Amazon launched their MP3 service, so this interface is going to get a lot more usage as you can grab 256kbs non-DRM songs for 89 cents a pop. There is a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:51 pm

3.2 rating from 19 votes

gefingerpoken: Multi Touch Gestures

Category: Flash, Showcase, UI

Michal Migurski implemented the two-finger drag of a multi-touch interface in Flash: (Please install the Flash Player plugin) In his example he visually shows how the implementation calculates a third point of the triangle. He explains this all: There are two main difficulties: figuring out how precisely the two contacts should act on an object, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

2.7 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Google Docs: Presentations Are Here

Category: Google, Screencast, Showcase

Google Docs has been updated with a new presentation file type: Starting today, presentations — whether imported from existing files or created using the new slide editor — are listed alongside documents and spreadsheets in the Google Docs document list. They can be edited, shared, and published using the familiar Google Docs interface, with several Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am

3.3 rating from 20 votes

Friday, September 14th, 2007

The Digg Oracle: Data mining on the client

Category: Gears, JavaScript, Showcase

Brian Shaler noticed that almost a year ago, Digg removed the “search your own Diggs” feature, to the dismay of thousands of Digg users. To explain why the feature had not yet returned, they cited hardware and software solutions as being very complicated and expensive. Brian decided to re-implement the feature himself using the Digg Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:48 am

3.2 rating from 19 votes

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Google Book Search: Now with clipping

Category: Google, Showcase

We covered the Ajax upgrade to Google Book Search, and it just got a nice new feature. You can now share clippings from public domain books. All you have to do is click on the new clipping icon, and select the area you wish to clip: At this point you can choose whether you just Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Gears Case Study: What we learned from Remember The Milk

Category: Articles, Gears, Google, Offline, Showcase

As I posted on the Google Gears Blog: Omar Kilani of Remember The Milk took the time to write up his teams experience in Taking web applications offline with Google Gears. The article moves past an introduction to delve into the design decisions around an offline-capable architecture, and user messaging and presentation of state. We Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:15 am

4.2 rating from 20 votes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

theClassConnection: Connecting you at U

Category: GWT, Showcase

Chris Klundt and his team have created theClassConnection, a website that provides tools to connect students/teachers/tutors across any campus, any class. They can share files, messages, flashcard decks, and more. The application is written entirely using GWT with for effects. We asked Chris a few questions about the project: Why GWT? I had never Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:04 am

4 rating from 34 votes

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Bloglines Beta with Dojo

Category: Dojo, Showcase

Bloglines, the first popular RSS feed reader, is revamped (finally!) with a new beta version that is using Dojo, and their new Dijit widgeting system. The new look and feel has some new features, wrapped up by the ReadWriteWeb as: Bloglines Beta is the first stage of “a complete redesign of the Bloglines service”. The Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:53 pm

4 rating from 25 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Amazing Ajax Solitaire

Category: Framework, Fun, Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

In the “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-Flash” category, Robert Schultz pointed us to his amazing World of Solitaire website, implemented with YUI, MochiKit and PlotKit: It’s hard to single out a favorite feature, from it’s ability to rescale the size of the cards when you resize the browser window to its impressive animations and smooth drag-and-drop. Definitely worth a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:29 am

3.3 rating from 129 votes

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

2008 SXSW Interactive Panel Picker

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Lindsey Simon let us know about the 2008 SXSW Interactive Panel Picker that was made public for the conference. SXSW was deluged with great ideas this year, so it’s been turned into a full blown app with sign in and comments on the panels. The backend was done with CakePHP and the frontend uses jQuery Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:47 am
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3.7 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Zoho Writer Goes Offline with Gears

Category: Gears, Google, Showcase

The Zoho office team has released a Zoho Writer product with offline support via Google Gears. In the first release, with Gears installed, you are able to tell the system how many documents to save for offline interaction. They are starting with read-only views, and will then roll out the ability to save docs back, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:52 am

2.7 rating from 24 votes

Amazon Music Selection

Category: Showcase

I was sneaking around Amazon looking for this, that, and a bit of the other. I happened upon a stash of Flight of the Conchords and I clicked on the “Music Sampler” icon. It brought up a really nicely done window that lets you listen to samples of the tracks in a very rich webby Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:57 am

2.3 rating from 26 votes

Monday, August 20th, 2007

iPhone Apps: Facebook and Minglets

Category: iPhone, Showcase, Social Networks

As soon as Joe Hewitt was part of the Facebook team, we contacted the local bookie to put some money on the number of days before an iPhone view of Facebook would appear. Joe was slacking off, so my guess of 3 days was a little off. ;) Joe and team did a great job Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:14 am
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3.1 rating from 23 votes