Archive for March, 2011

Mobile the next Mashup Mashup Frontier?

In my most recent post over at SearchSOA (Mashups and mobile: A match that makes sense) I wrote a little bit about how mashup technology can be used to migrate existing web and desktop apps onto a mobile platform.

Part of the inspiration for that article came from my own mobile-mashup experiment. I’m in the middle of writing an iPhone app which exposes a neat mashup I wrote. So I’ve been busy tinkering away on my new Mac, the first computing device from Apple that I’ve purchased in more than 20 years.

By the way, if you want to get up-and-running on iOS or Android devices quickly, I strongly recommend you take a look at Appcelerator’s Titanium framework.

Another product I came across while deciding what technology to use to build out my idea was something new called Moofwd. What is it? Well, according to their web site, it’s a mashup development environment and a rich-client platform that  supports Blackberry, Android, iPhone, WindowsPhone 7 & Java devices.

They dont seem nearly as mature as Titanium (which is not specifically targeting mashups but nonetheless comes with some examples out-of-the-box) but I have reached out to them to learn more about their offering. After spending a couple of posts on the failure of mashup companies, it’s good to see some fresh blood trying to carve out a niche for themselves.

I’ll take a closer look at both products in the future and share some more of my experience building my first iPhone mashup as well as the infrastructure I had to put in place behind it.

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  • Zillow Mortgage GetMonthlyPayments
    The GetMonthlyPayments API aims to return the estimated monthly payment that includes principal and interest based on today's mortgage rate. The goal is to return the estimated monthly payment per loan type (30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, and 5/1 ARM). If a ZIP code is entered, the estimated taxes and insurance are returned in the result […]
  • Zillow Mortgage GetRateSummary
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  • Zillow Property GetUpdatedPropertyDetails
    The GetUpdatedPropertyDetails API aims to return all of the home facts that have been edited by the home's owner or agent. The objective of the result set is to contain the following attributes: Property address, Zillow property identifier, Posting details such as the agent name, MLS number, price, and posting type (For Sale or Make […]
  • Zillow Neighborhood GetRegionChart
    The GetRegionChart API aims to generate a URL for an image file that displays the historical Zestimates for a specific geographic region. The API's objective is to accept the region as well as a chart type: either percentage or dollar value change. Optionally, the API accepts width and height parameters that constrain the size of […]
  • Zillow Neighborhood GetRegionChildren
    The GetRegionChildren API aims to return a list of subregions with the following information for a specified region: Subregion Type, Region IDs, Region Names, URL to Corresponding Zillow Page (only for cities and neighborhoods), Latitudes and Longitudes, A region can be specified at various levels of the region hierarchy. An optional childtype parameter can also […]
  • Zillow Home Valuation GetComps
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