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Sunday, November 13th, 2005

FlightAware: Flight Tracking

Category: LiveSearch, Showcase

FlightAware is a site that lets you track flights, and get analysis. You can see live information about all flights that are going on, narrowing in on particular flights, or airports. There are numerous ajax features, including a lot of live search features. One interesting UI choice is telling the user “keep typing, I need Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:23 am
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2.9 rating from 8 votes

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Ajaxian Domain Name Search

Category: Showcase

This is a very simple, clean use of Ajax. It is the Instant Domain Name Search application, which sneaks off to the WHOIS gods, telling you what is, and isn’t available for domain registration. It is very nice if there is a particular term that you want, but some of them are taken. You can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:41 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Streampad: Ajaxian Music with Mashups

Category: Showcase

Daniel Kantor just released a very interesting ajaxian web service called Streampad Streampad allows you to listen to your own music streamed from home to any web browser. It uses an Ajax interface and Flash to play the music. It includes mashups with google maps (see what others are listening to), del.icio.us (grabs mp3 links Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 am
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3 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Accesssing Technorati Apis with Ajax

Category: Examples, Showcase

Marco Rosella put together the Technorati API, the Duck Soup PHP library, and good old XMLHttpRequest, and built an ajax technorati query. Macro explains how it works, and released the scripts that made this work. Another simple example of using Ajax to hit web services somewhere out there.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:19 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Friday, November 4th, 2005

TurboDbAdmin First Release: Version 0.1

Category: Dojo, Showcase

The TurboAjax Group has released version 0.1 of their ajaxian database tool. TurboDbAdmin is a single-page Ajax solution for exploring and editing databases from a browser. Edit data just like you would in a desktop application, without submit buttons or page refreshes. New Features This release supports: navigating to and browsing table data viewing table Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:39 am
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3.9 rating from 11 votes

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Ajaxian To Do Lists programmed with XForms

Category: Showcase

Erik Bruchez of Orbeon has put together an XForms based To Do list application. It implements a dynamic user interface for To Do lists done 100% with XForms, on top of the open-source-Ajax-enabled OPS XForms engine. This example illustrates many XForms features, such as: Nested xforms:repeat Use of “relevant” for conditional display of controls Typing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Ajax Fading Image Gallery

Category: Articles, Component, Showcase

Over at DHTML Nirvana they put up a Ajax tutorial that uses ajax itself to load up its content as you page through (a bit flickery!). The tutorial starts from the basics of Ajax, and gradually adds more as the pages turn, ending up with the Ajax Fading Image Gallery itself.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:46 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Yahoo! Maps: Chooses Flashy Flex

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Yahoo! Maps has relaunched, and it looks a lot like Google Maps. The interesting decision is that they opted to use Flash, and Flex on the backend. This will probably add more to the “Flash vs. Ajax vs. Flash is part of Ajax” debate :) View Source If you take a peak at some of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:31 pm
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3.4 rating from 20 votes

OpenWrt GUI: Ajax in your router

Category: Screencast, Showcase

OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for the Linksys WRT54G. Instead of trying to cram every possible feature into one firmware, OpenWrt provides only a minimal firmware with support for add-on packages. To configure the router, you do so via a web page of course, and this is where Ajax comes in :) Eugene Lazutkin has Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:52 am
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3.6 rating from 32 votes

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Zoozio: drag and drop portal interface

Category: Showcase

We recently saw Zoozio, which is a startup that isn’t out of the closet yet. You will see a now-more and more familiar interface on the front page though. They have a drag and drop portal interface for us to play with :)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am
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4 rating from 37 votes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

WebORB Map Chat

Category: Showcase

The Midnight Coders are at it again. They have released a chat application that is a little different. This has to be the Ajax example we have all be waiting for as it marries a Google Maps interface with a chat interface, both of which have been covered seperately many times :) This example demonstrates Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:51 am
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3.8 rating from 10 votes

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Blummy: quick access to your favorite web services

Category: Showcase

Alexander Kirk has released Blummy which is: … a tool for quick access to your favorite web services via your bookmark toolbar. It consists of small widgets, called blummlets, which make use of Javascript to provide rich functionality (such as bookmarklets). If you are one of those people who love bookmarklets, and your bookmark toolbar Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:23 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

AjaxAMP 1.0: Network Control for Winamp

Category: Showcase

AjaxAMP allows you to control your Winamp client from anywhere on the network. Once the plugin is running, you get a realistic view of your player that you can manipulate as though it was right in front of you. This plugin allows you to control Winamp over the network using a web browser. It utilizes Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:08 am
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4.1 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

MarketWatch: Ajax to update stock symbols all over

Category: Showcase

MarketWatch has implemented a new feature that uses ajax to update symbols in a users portfolio, stories and on the quote page. For example, here is a page that has stock ticket information in it, and as long as you are viewing this when the markets are live, you will see the various tickers update. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:16 am
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3 rating from 8 votes

Friday, October 14th, 2005

eBay Ajax Search

Category: Showcase

A new site, The Winning Bid is an Ajaxian search tool for eBay. It has: Live Search: Suggestions Live Search: Results on the fly Kayak-like: Filters via sliders and drop downs While Searching Done Searching

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:14 am
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3.3 rating from 6 votes

Thursday, October 13th, 2005

Remember the Milk: More TODO

Category: Showcase

We must be getting really organized with all of the TODO list applications that are springing up. The latest to the scene is Remember The Milk, and Rob Sanheim says it best: If you thought tada lists were way too stripped down, give this a try. All sorts of features: tabbed lists, priorites, estimates, recurrance, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:21 am
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3.3 rating from 7 votes