Archive for February, 2010

Mooshup.com latest to vanish

It’s happened again. I guess we could have predicted it fairly easily. Once Google, Microsoft, OpenKapow (openkapow.com still exists as a landing page to learn more about Kapow Technologies commercial products), and Zembly shuttered their public offerings, more were destined to follow.

I’m a bit surprised at Mooshup; it seemed popular. But then so was (is?) Dapper and they had to move their product to the side to pursue a more commercial approach (kudos to them for keeping their site up, though!). To be fair, WS02 still remains commited to their mashups products as well. But supporting a community is tough. Trust me, I know firsthand since one of my side-projects is running localendar.com, which has over half a million registered users and hundreds of thousands more anonymous ones.

In my mind, this leaves two main tool-centric communities standing: Yahoo Pipes and JackBe’s Mashup Developer Community. They’re not dead yet! Pipes is definitely still getting love from Yahoo!; I see they recently resolved their dispute with craigslist and are able to pull in their RSS feed again. And MDC just made a bunch of enhancements along with putting a new manager in place (I know Jess is totally committed to growing a tool-agnostic community in addition to supporting her company’s product, Presto)

I still intended to blog on mashuppatterns.com (which many of you know I’d like to move off Ning b/c of spam), but I also think it’s important to start being more visible in those other places. I encourage you to participate over at those other sites with me. I get the sense we’re right in the trough of disillusionment, and we might have more of a rough patch coming up before enterprise mashups go mainstream (again).

This is why I strongly support the Open Mashup Alliance and it’s goal to establish open standards in this space. The last thing you want to have happen is to place a huge bet on a single product/vendor only to have them fold and leave you without support or a migration path.

  • Lob Simple Postcard Service
    Lob Simple Postcard Service API is a cloud based API that scales postcard production to business specification and allows personalization through dynamic content . This API creates on-demand printing of postcards and features a tracing feature that follows the location and arrival time of individual postcards, which is included in the cost. Lob API requires […]
  • Lob Simple Print Service
    Lob Simple Print Service API is a cloud based API that automates business print workflow. This API creates on-demand and recurring customer communication, such as invoicing, postcards, and greeting cards. Additionally, services such as automated production of business cards for new employees, posters, photographs, and mailing services are accessible through this API. Lob Simple Print […]
  • Lob Simple Check Service
    Lob Simple Check Service API is a fee based cloud API that automates check payments for businesses and developers. This API is scalable and customizable, allowing businesses to add branding logos and descriptive content on the fronts of their bank grade business checks . Lob Simple Check Service API requires an authentication key for the […]
  • Adidas miCoach
    miCoach is a fitness training platform supported by Adidas that acts as a coaching service. Users are able to create plans or chose pre-made training plans to plan and track workout progress. Users can access a workout calendar, receive feedback, and view fitness analytics. miCoach is an open platform that encourages 3rd party developers to […]
  • Appbase
    Appbase is a realtime graph data store for rapid app development. The Appbase API uses REST principles. Using HTTP calls, developers can list and create vertices and edges, filter vertices by specific properties, retrieve vertex data properties, delete a vertex or an edge, and scan through vertices that are RESTful. A non-RESTful API component is […]
  • TowerData Email Activity Metrics (EAM)
    TowerData provides services that access business data associated with email addresses. These services retrieve demographic information for individuals or households, location and ISP. TowerData services for email marketing include email intelligence, email validation and email append. TowerData Email Activity Metrics (EAM) API is used to gauge the email address legitimacy based on when and how […]
  • F9Analytics Lease Optimizer
    F9Analytics, owned and operated by Codeworks, offers financial analytics tools for commercial real estate. The F9Analytics Lease Optimizer employs an algorithm that considers metrics such as lease term, property value, start rate, escalations, and more data to determine an optimized lease that reaches long term financial objectives for a tenant and landlord. The F9Analytics tool […]
  • TowerData Personalization
    TowerData provides services that access business data associated with email addresses. These services retrieve demographic information for individuals or households, location and ISP. TowerData services for email marketing include email intelligence, email validation and email append. TowerData Personalization API allows specific and targeted data to be retrieved from emails, hashed emails, or postal addresses through […]
  • Printmotor Server
    Printmotor is an online platform for creating and printing documents, such as flyers. The Printmotor Server API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Printmotor's production and printing services with other applications. An example API method is sending and retrieving orders. Date Updated: 2015-01-22 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • Printmotor Client
    Printmotor is an online platform for creating and printing documents, such as flyers. The Printmotor Client API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of the Printmotor backend with other applications. The main API method is integrating the Printmotor service. Date Updated: 2015-01-22 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]