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Google Homepage on tracks

So what is the hype ?
Google serving a new product ?
Well it's not new, a web page editor, but it's been Googleized. What does it mean ?
Simply that everything becomes easy. For a non-webdesigner human being, creating web pages meant a tedious effort of understanding HTML code, CSS code, life, the Universe and everything else. None of this requiered here, simply choose a few options (looks and layout) fill with content (copy paste from any word processor) and voilà !
The only small annoyance, it's still not public, so you get to subscribe and wait for your number to be called.
GooglePages is tops ! but then i'm a Google fan, so don't expect me to be impartial.

Office tools OnLine

Update december 20th : Writely and Spreadsheet are part of the Google suite

The trend seems to be : Let's create an office app !
Well.


The good and the almost good are there. I tend to have a preference for Writely (see below) nontheless other apps should catch your attention.
Kiko is a calendar app, full of option and sync possibilities
AjaxWrite is a word processor with most of Word's functions, but lighter. The design is a bit techie, but it works... On Firefox only.

More to come as we test.

La mode des derniers six mois semble être : Créons une application Office !
Bon...
Le bon et le presque bon semble là. J'ai tendance à préférer Writely (Voir plus bas), malgré tout d'autres applications peuvent attraper votre regard.
Kiko est un logiciel d'agenda et calendrier plein d'options et de possibilités de synchronisation.
AjaxWrite est un traitement de texte avec la plupart des options de Word, mais en plus léger. Le design est peu tech, mais ça marche... Seulement sur Firefox

AJAX Heavy duty moves...

Looks like we're entering the new step into web 2.0, heavy moves and accurate documentation is being published. IBM has released introductory courses
(Mastering Ajax in 3 parts. | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 ).

OpenAjax.net is an observation platform for WebTooO watchers and doers.
Here is their purpose :
  1. To build a community of people who want to open up the AJAX style code that some web sites are using.

  2. To develop a road map for how a software Client will properly interact with a Server when making Asynchronous XML requests.

  3. To develop an open source reference implementation for purpose 1 & 2
They have a link to Gabbly.com a cool idea, that may explode in the near future. Instant Messagery embedded into websites... Now that is a new sensation ! Imagine strolling trough a website and being able to feel the other visitors presence because of that anonymous IM module with people entering and leaving constantly ( the choice of the new member sound alert is great, almost like an aiport annoucement bell- It adds to the crowd feeling). It's different from Meboo
becaus the IM service is their own, and you don't have register anywhere (for the time being).
Gabbly is worth a double thumbs up.

> By the way, check on the right sidebar, you can try it for good, it works >>>

Flickr Mashups ?

MAD stencilMOHollywood BOWLF   
Spell With Flickr est une application formidable des API de Flickr (aggrégateur géant d'images). Grace à S.W.F., vous composez du texte à partir d'images stockée sur le site et vous pouvez les coller sur votre site, comme les images ci-contre. Vous pouvez cliquer sur une lettre jusqu'à trouver la bonne image, c'est très astucieux.
Spell With Flickr is a great application for the Flickr ( a big image database) APIs. With this webapp you can generate words built with images, as the picture above show. On the website you type whatever you want and the picture suite generated can then be pasted on your site. You can click on any letter until you find the right picture, it's neat.

Writely, Traitement de texte/Word processor


Writely Word processor/Traitement de texte
Writely est une application très sympathique qui me propose de laisser tomber l'idée d'avoir une machine en propre, je crée en ligne du rédactionnel à imprimer ou pas.

Word light ou OpenOffice de poche ?
Ben, ni l'un ni l'autre. C'est à part :
  • Le travail contributif
  • La mise en ligne immédiate
  • La publication multiformats avec
    profilage des lecteurs/contributeurs
  • L'insertion de tags (mots-clés)
  • L'expédition instantanée sur mon blog
  • Et surtout le comparatif de révisions !

Bref c'est une application à part, certainement emblématiq
ue du Web 2.0
(si tant-est que cela existe) ;°)

Writely is a neat application that lets me forget about having my own computer for text editing. When i log on Writely i can start a new text or open a stored one.
Word light or Pocket OpenOffice ?
Well none, it's a breed of it's own, p
icture this :
  • Contributive work
  • Instantly online
  • Multiformat publication
    with editor/validator profiling
  • Use of tags (keywords)
  • Instant blogging
  • And most of all !
    the revisions comparator
    with highlights
Writely, a detail
UPDATE :
Writely is now a part of the Google apps family.

Revver, une tentative de communication virale

Revver video community

Ce système repose sur l'idée que vous pouvez gagner des sous en uploadant des clips vidéo de votre création (au sens large, les vidéos sont de toutes provenance) à la fin de la diffusion du clip apparait une pub sur laquelle peut cliquer l'internaute visionneur. Plus vos vidéos sont vues, plus vous gagnez d'argent...
This system is based on videos contributed by anyone who wants to show whatever they made (anything will do), then, each time a video is viewed at the end appears an ad they expect you to click on. Each click brings a dime, the more they watch, the more you earn...



L'offre concerne aussi tous les diffuseurs potentiels, les bloggueurs !
Si vous cliquez sur une des vignettes ci-dessus, non seulement vous rigolerez un bon coup mais vous activerez une machine de communication à trois bénéficiaires en plus de vous.
A la fin du spot quand vous aurez cliqué sur la pub, je toucherais un certain pourcentage (20% par exemple) c'est d'un fonctionnement simplissime et Revver encourage tout le monde à créer son vidéo blog rempli de contenu aggrégé. L'auteur de la vidéo et Revver se partageront 50/50 le reste après prélèvement de mes 20%.
Revver recherche un mode de propagation virale par bonds successifs.
Au delà de l'analyse marketing, beaucoups de vidéos (Frogprintz par exemple) sont hilarantes.
The offer applies to all potential blogcasters !
If you click one of the thumbnails above, not only will you have a laugh but you will also start a three way cash machine. A the end of the clip when you click on the ad, i'll earn about 20%, easy. Revver supports the creation of as many video blogs the world can handle !
The author of the video and Revver will then split the remaining 50/50 and everyone is happy, including you for the laugh. Revver is set on a viral propagation mode.
Whatever, most of the videos on Revver are hilarious, specially the ones by Frogprintz.