Web Design & Development Guide
A mashup is a
web application that combines data from more than one source into an
integrated experience. The etymology of this term possibly derives from
its similar use in
Content used in mashups is typically sourced from a third party via a public
API, although some in the community believe that only cases where private
interfaces are not used count as mashups. Other methods of sourcing content for
Web feeds (e.g.
Screen scraping. Many people are experimenting with mashups using Microsoft,
Google, eBay, Amazon, Flickr, and Yahoo APIs, which has led to the creation of
a lot of talk about
etc., which in my mind are all facets of the same phenomenon: that
information and presentation are being separated in ways that allow for
novel forms of reuse.”
The mash-up part of this
equation, is the offspring of an environment where application developers
see it in their own selfish interest to facilitate the creation of
integrated, yet highly derivative application hybrids by third parties,
something they do by providing rich public APIs to their user base.”
Sites about mashups
MashupAwards Mashup contest site with daily and monthly awards
ProgrammableWeb John Musser's list of mashups, APIs, and a blog
Webmashup.com Open Directory and Blog for Mashups & Web 2.0 APIs
The Tech Beat: Mash-ups Blog entries on mashups from Business Week
Mashup-news.com News on mashups ranked by bloggers
PodcasterWhosWho.com News on mashups ranked by podcasters
iMacros for Firefox is a browser based tool to create local in-browser
OpenKapow.com is a developer community where you can find help with your
mashups and see what others are making.
Dapper is a web based tool to allow anyone create web feeds from any
site to use in their mashups.
JackBe has a Mashup Server as part of its Presto Edge software product.
Articles about mashups
How to create a mashup
The latest cost-cutting business technology Wall Street Journal article.
Worthen, Ben. "'Mashups' Sew Data Together: Software Tools Can Cut Costs,
Time for Linking Information Sources," Tuesday, July 31, 2007; B4.
The state of mashup building technologies, Web 2.0 and its readiness to
propel into Enterprise 2.0 Review of mashup development tools at Naked
Open Source, a blog by Renat Khasanshyn, the founder of Apatar.
Mix, Match, and Mutate (BusinessWeek
Legal Issues regarding mashups
Ajax Powered Google Maps Tutorial - a tutorial for building a Google
Maps mashup for those with modest web programming skills.
Videos about mashups
Podcasts about mashups
Samples of mashups
A sample of a Google Maps Mashup Game You get a picture of a place
somewhere on Earth and have to find this place. New riddles can be created
and sent to friends.
A sample of a Google Maps Mashup Lets you perform Package Tracking,
check Weather, track Earthquakes, view Traffic, find Movies, Banks, and
Radio Stations on a Google Map
get free junk mainly a Gumtree mashup with a recycling angle
A sample of Wikipedia, Google, Wordtraker and Yahoo! mashup
A sample of Google Maps mashup with a photos/videos sharing webservice
A sample of News Mashup with an algorithm of Artifical Intelligence that
learns from interaction
A sample of a food blog and google mashup
A Sample of Google Maps with street side imagery
A sample of a Wikipedia, Flickr, YouTube, Last.fm and Amazon mashup
A sample of an eBay and Google Maps mashup Search eBay in America,
Canada, UK or Australia and see your results laid out on a Google Map.
IphoneManiacs.com - A sample of a Flickr, YouTube, Revver and Google News
mashup It aggregates data from different sources to bring you the latest
news, videos, photos and discussions about the new Apple Iphone
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