Popfly: Let's have fun!
I've received my invitation for Popfly, so here we go!
This is a private alpha and you can store up to 25 Mb, request your invitation at www.popfly.ms
Popfly is a fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Silverlight experiences and web pages using pre-built “Blocks” that connect to online services. Popfly consists of two parts:
- Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.
- Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.
Read the full announcement on Soma Segar's blog.
Not only you can build power Mashups in seconds, but NON-DEVELOPERS DO!
There is a 15 minutes screencast to learn more about using Popfly : Popfly Screencast, at the beginning they show how to build a mashup that display your World of Warcraft guild's members in a Photo Tiles in about 10 seconds!!!
I built my first mashup with the online GUI without code or tools.
Features offered by the online visual tool is just amazing, we clearly see the benefits of Silverlight.
Here is another one I made following the tutorial :
Get last 2 entries from Twitter (Twitter block) every 5 seconds (Timer block), Get GPS coordinates (GeoNames block) to display entries on a map (Virtual Earth block).
And you immediatly get the results :
A feature I like is that it keeps track of your developers keys, like Flickr, Google, etc... so you set them once and they are available for all your mashups.
Later I will make another post to show how to build a mashup in a few steps and use it in a web page without any code : that's fun!