Monday, May 21, 2007

Microsoft Popfly

Microsoft released a web tool called Popfly , its in a private alpha at present and needs an invite to get your hands on it. Well, after seeing the demo of Popfly on Channel9, i can say, its a very interesting tool.
It supports IE 6 and 7 (Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista) and Firefox 2 (Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X). It requires Silverlight 1.0 beta.
Silverlight 1.1 support will be added in the future.

Its a web based tool for creating, sharing, copying, embedding web mashups, gadgets, applications and web pages among friends, that too without writing a line of code. So its a tool that can be used by non developers and developers, who of course, can write codes as well.
So Popfly Creator tools are designed to enable you to create Web experiences without being a programmer. Connecting services on the Web is as easy as drawing a line between two blocks. Popfly creator also enables you to create static Web pages and even insert custom mashups
directly into your static page.Mashup designer is built using Silverlight1.0 beta providing rich interactive experience to create your applications.

It also has Popfly Explorer which is a Visual Studio 2005 add-in that enables you create, modify, and share Visual Studio solutions from your Popfly Space.
Once you share your application with your friends, that can be rated, ripped according to ones needs.So just goto the Popfly site for more details of what else it can do, watch the screencast and sign up for the invite.