Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Kiko 2.0 Released

Category: Calendar, Showcase

YCombinator’s Kiko team has released a new version that completely revamps the look and feel of the September 2005 beta. Kiko still has the same drag and drop functionality that it had in its beta but now it sports a brand new, and much cleaner, interface and a whole host of new features: Appointment reminders Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:06 pm

3.9 rating from 57 votes

ajaxWrite – a Microsoft Word Lookalike Online Editor

Category: Showcase

So you’ve been wanting to get in on the online word processing craze that’s been happening, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you’ve looked into a few but haven’t felt comfortable with any yet. Well, the ajaxWrite project is looking to change that. They offer an online editor that has the look and Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:41 am

2.9 rating from 48 votes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Google Finance: Ajaxified Finance Experience

Category: Showcase

After much speculation, Google has launched Google Finance, which takes on Yahoo! Finance, and other financial portals. It seems a lot more flushed out than some of the recent Google beta offerings, and the experience is enhanced via Ajax: Rich charts. Drag and drop, move around, external links change what is inside the charts. Very Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am

3.7 rating from 38 votes

Monday, March 20th, 2006 Ajax Hotel Booking

Category: Showcase

Travel sites have been pioneers in the Ajax space. One of the first Ajax applications that I saw was a dutch travel site (second to Outlook Web Access of course ;). fits the entire booking process into a single page Ajax application. Run searches, make selections, all in one area.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 am

3.7 rating from 49 votes

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

NetJaxer: Web-Desktop Integration

Category: Showcase, Usability

NetJaxer is a windows app that integrates the desktop with a number of web apps, like GMail and Writely. You get shortcut icons in the desktop and system tray, and there’s a special NetJaxer browser for interacting with the web apps. Our program is called NetJaxer It’s a free and easy way to integrate Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:47 pm

3 rating from 34 votes

WatchThisNext: Drag-And-Drop DVD Recommendations

Category: Showcase, UI uses Ajax to provide a variation on the theme of collaborative filtering that has been offered in the past by sites like Gnovies. [I]t’s basically Amazon web services + prototype/scriptaculous for the AJAX & the effects. The result is drag n’ drop dvd recommendations, which is hopefully a really quick interface to finding a Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:11 pm

3.1 rating from 30 votes

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Jive Wildfire Server: Enterprise IM

Category: Chat, Showcase

We aren’t done in the IM race :) Jive Software has released Wildfire Server an open XMPP (Jabber) based IM solution: Wildfire is an enterprise instant messaging (EIM) server dual-licensed under the Open Source GPL and commercially. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Wildfire is incredibly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:24 am

3.4 rating from 30 votes gets tastier with interface updates

Category: Showcase

Has anyone noticed that is doing more and more updates recently? After stagnating for awhile, they are on a role (must be integrated with Yahoo! now). One of the latest small features is inline editing which let’s you edit directly in your bookmarks area. They seem to be adding nice Ajax features without it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:11 am

3.6 rating from 26 votes

Monday, March 13th, 2006 – The Latest Internet Buzz

Category: Showcase looks to provide a simple, clean interface for a portal to the “most popular” urls from the hotest sites out there as soon as they break. Among the sites on the list, there’s all well-known names –,, – and some others that are a bit less used, but up-and-coming none the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:06 am

4.4 rating from 74 votes Search

Category: .NET, Showcase

The Windows Live team has a new search which has a couple of nice features. Infinite Scrolling: Rather than having pages, there is a virtual scrollbar which you can keep scrolling Results Amount: When you have results, you can move a slider which changes how much content is shown per result. This lets you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:53 am

2.8 rating from 34 votes

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Gabbly – Embedded Website Chat

Category: Chat, Showcase

Gabbly (via Digg) is a new application that embeds a chat window in any web page. It seems to be based on web proxying and iframes: You think you’re looking at the target website, e.g., but you’re actually looking at with an iframe for and an iframe above that for the chat Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:23 am

3.8 rating from 58 votes

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Alexaholic – Get your Alexa Stats Fix

Category: Showcase

Alexaholic, created by Ron Hornbaker, is a lightweight site that uses the Alexia traffic chart information to quickly and easily compare multiple domains in interactive, easily-bookmarked pages. In the main page you can enter in up to five domain names to query and hit the “get my alexaholic fix” button to send off the request. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:28 am

3.9 rating from 22 votes

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Pixoh: Online Image Editing

Category: Showcase

There are more than a couple of photo apps popping up these days aren’t there. Pixoh is a nice Ajax app that allows you to edit pics via their dhtml interface. You can quickly give it a go, and do simple rotation, cropping, etc. The app is built using Twisted and MochiKit. Features Import pictures Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:30 am

3.8 rating from 51 votes

Clipmarks: Ajax Image Clipping

Category: Showcase

Clipmarks is a web service that is using the bleeding edge of the web to offer a rich experience for saving and sharing image clips. The image clipping navigator is a true rich application written with Ajax techniques. You get a three pane window that allows you to hunt for the best clips on the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:40 am

3.9 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 Maps: A new Ajax mapping service

Category: Mapping, Showcase has released their own Ajax Maps solution, that looks a lot like Google Maps again. They have added a couple of small features such as driving direction playback and saved/recent locations which is nice, but not a huge amount of innovation here. What I have found interesting in the maps space is how much Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am

3.7 rating from 18 votes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 – Building a Better Wiki

Category: Showcase is a new take on the wiki site style, providing the user with some more Web 2.0 kinds of interaction with the site. The allow for the normal wiki community growth and contributions, but adding/editing information in the pages is nothing more than a click away. Why not come up with a way to Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:22 am

3.7 rating from 52 votes