Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Pyro: An example of a site specific browser

Category: Chat, Showcase

Pyro is an example of an application that blurs the lines between a rich application and an ajax application. Pyro embeds WebKit on OS X (which is very easy to do, enabling these applications nicely) to offer a rich experience on top of 37 Signals Campfire chat application. Why would you want to do this? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.2 rating from 13 votes

Monday, April 17th, 2006

KingPing: Blog Notification with Ajax

Category: Remoting, Showcase

King Ping provides a similar service to sites like Ping-O-Matic, which accept a blog URL and notify sites like Technorati that an update has occurred. Not everyone needs these services anymore as the process is often automated, but for those who do, King Ping gives you a nice Ajax interface for it. The application uses Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:17 am

2.5 rating from 19 votes

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Morfik Chess Application

Category: Showcase

The Morfik team has written a letter to the Ajaxian community, discussing their new chess application, and a lot more: Last week we officially opened the Morfik website to the general public and provided for download a fully featured release of the WebOS AppsBuilder for evaluation. I would appreciate it if you could review Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:33 am

3.5 rating from 34 votes

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Google Calendar: Heavy on Ajax

Category: Google, Showcase

Google Calendar has launched in beta, and it has a lot of great Ajax in it. It feels like GMail and Google Reader, and has great performance. There are some nice patterns, such as highlighting elements in yellow means that you can click to go into edit mode on that element. If you click on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

4.2 rating from 70 votes

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Single Page Ajax Store

Category: Showcase is a new ecommerce site that is implemented as a single-page Ajax application. Some items make a lot of sense. Adding to your cart is an ajax operation. Ditto with your wish list. However, does it make sense to click on a category, see a “loading”message, and then re-render in the same page? I Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 am

3.8 rating from 51 votes

Friday, April 7th, 2006

AjaxAMP 3.0: Streaming

Category: Showcase

AjaxAMP 3.0 has been released. AjaxAMP allows you to access Winamp over the network using a web browser and control it or stream music to or from it. What is new in 3.0? Streaming! I Connect the AjaxAMP Media Library to another IP address and stream away! Search the AjaxAMP Media Library blazingly fast. Sort Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:24 am

4.3 rating from 80 votes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Ajax Directory Management

Category: Showcase

Chris Lufer has created another ajax file management system using Prototype, Scriptaculous, and lots of his own JS. What makes this different? ajax based directory listing drag and drop ability to move files and folders just like you would expect an OS to behave an upload system that’s integrated right into the UI. The progress Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:33 am

3.7 rating from 288 votes

Bunny Hunt IV: Ajax Shoot-Em-Up

Category: Games, Showcase

In time for Easter, Cameron Adams (The Man in Blue) has released a clean and simple Ajax shoot-em-up: Bunny Hunt IV (caution – link not bunny-safe). The announcement says it all: In the grand old tradition of making bloodthirsty games about religious holidays, I offer you Bunny Hunt — a tribute to the cute little Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:52 am

3.3 rating from 25 votes

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

AjaxLoad – Custom Loading Indicators

Category: Showcase, UI

When your ajax applications start relying on external resources to grab the data they need, there’s sometimes a need for an indicator that there’s still activity going on behind the scenes. These icons are a step in the right direction, but with only the ability to change to black and white, there’s not much flexibility Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:37 pm

3.8 rating from 90 votes

Hive7 – The (Virtual) World Ajax Built

Category: Showcase

With all of the utilitarian uses for Ajax that we all see every day, it’s always a nice refresher to see a site taking the technology and using it to bring an older medium back up to date. In this case, it’s the “virtual world” idea and, with the help of some Ajax, Hive7 pulls Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:00 pm

3.7 rating from 74 votes

Bug Management with 16Bugs

Category: Showcase

Michele Finotto has created a bug tracker with A Rails project and it uses Ajax in various places – for instance, when you edit a field or update the bug’s completion status. The emphasis is on simplicity at the expense of features many smaller projects won’t need. If you’ve ever tried one of the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:34 am

3.6 rating from 32 votes

Friday, March 31st, 2006 – Web-based Flowcharting/Diagraming Application

Category: Showcase

In their ever-continuing quest to release one Ajax application a week, the folks over at AjaxLaunch have posted their latest creation – AjaxSketch. It’s an object-oriented drawing program suitable for creating flow charts, org charts, simple diagrams, maps, etc. ajaxSketch can open, edit and save files in SVG, an open standard graphic format, making it Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am

3.1 rating from 35 votes

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Jobby Brings Job Hunting into a Web 2.0 World

Category: Showcase

Ever wondered when the online job searching sites would get out of the “old web” and into a more Web 2.0 kind of attitude? Well, a new site, Jobby, is looking to change that image. Jobby is a new way to think about resumes that lets you show off your qualifications and make it easy Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:10 pm

4.1 rating from 30 votes

Grazr: Ajax Feed Reading

Category: Showcase

Grazr must be a Web 2.0 company, as it has nuked some vowels, and the ‘zr’ combination is in place. Grazr lets you build a rich Ajax widget for reading RSS feeds which you can then place on your own site. It has some nice effects as you zoom around the feeds, but it would Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:35 am

3.5 rating from 29 votes

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Comet is here with LightStreamer?

Category: Comet, Java, JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Alex Russell coined the term Comet as a way to discuss a different interaction model to standard Ajax. It all sounds good, but how can we implement the server side piece? Should we use Twisted? Apache mods? There is an Italian vendor that has been on this for ~5 years LightStreamer. They have servers that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:41 am

4.1 rating from 65 votes – Real-time Social Page Browsing & Chat

Category: Showcase

Social bookmarking sites have changed the face of the web today. They bring links that people might never see to light, and encorage “subscribing” to friends whos links you like. Unfortunately, that’s usually where the interaction stops. People go to your feed and view the links that interest them. There’s no interaction between viewer and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:53 am

3.2 rating from 25 votes