Archive for January, 2011

Made with Mashups

Made with Mashups logoOne of the core issues I’ve observed in the mashup space is that no matter how many mashup-powered solutions I build, the general discipline doesn’t seem to get the credit it deserves. Sure, users are happy to get new products quickly, but I’m finding that I have to educate new teams on the benefits of mashups each and every time. Where I work, our internal mashup awareness level is near zero outside of IT.

You might argue that end-users shouldn’t know or care about mashups. Were mashups fit to be created only in the corridors of IT, I could agree with this view.  But part of the power of mashups is giving control to end-users to craft their own solutions. This is never going to happen if mashups dont get more recognition.

To help improve the visibility of mashups, I concluded my talk by proposing a set of open “Made with Mashups” icons I am releasing under the Creative Commons license. Lest we forget, many of the technologies we take for granted today raised their awareness by taking a similar approach:

 My hope is that by starting to brand our mashups, we can increase the general level of awareness of mashups, regardless of the underlying implementation technology. Please browse over to this page to view the complete collection.

  • IDOL OnDemand Create Text Index
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view how many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Create Text Index API allows one to create an index with a unique name. Developers can then use this index to classify content using […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Delete Text Index
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view how many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Delete Text Index API allows one to delete an index that was previously created with the Create Text Index API. Indexes come in diffe […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Add to Text Index
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view how many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Add to Text Index API organizes incoming content through indexing, making content easy to integrate with other APIs. In order to inde […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Delete from Text Index
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view how many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Delete from Text Index API allows one to delete content from an index that was previously inserted with the Add to Text Index API. To […]
  • IDOL OnDemand View Document
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The View Document API uses HP KeyView to extract content and metadata from over 500 different file types. It renders this content into HTML f […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Face Detection
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Face Detection API scans an inputted image for faces and returns the sizing and coordinate positioning of a bounding box that surrounds a […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Barcode Recognition
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Barcode Recognition API accepts and scans an image to detect if a barcode is present. If it detects a barcode, the API returns the associ […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Image Recognition
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view how many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Image Recognition API scans an image to compare and match objects against a database of objects that the user provides. The HP-hosted […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Text Extraction
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Text Extraction API accepts over 500 different document formats. Either upload the file, or link to it using a URL or reference. The API […]
  • IDOL OnDemand Store Object
    IDOL OnDemand by HP offers an array of data processing APIs for format conversion, image analysis, indexing, search, and textual analysis. Preview capabilities exist to view many of these RESTful APIs behave in action. The Store Object API takes a file, URL, or reference, and stores the file as a reference for other APIs to receive and use. Referencing can b […]