Tafiti uses Silverlight 1.0 RC and AJAX to provide rich, cross-platform user experiences and leverages the following Microsoft services on the backend:
Some of the things which I noticed, Since its based on Silverlight, I couldn’t do a right click and copy the URL, scroll wheel doesn’t work, and when we open the saved stack, the description text is cut by vertical scroll bar.
But overall it’s really a cool way to search.
Does anybody remember Ms Dewey? A Flash based search application from Microsoft which was released few years ago ?I can surely say Tafiti is much cooler, beautiful and better way to search.
For performing searches and taking advantage of the visualization capabilities in Tafiti, a LiveID is not required, but if you would like to save items on shelves for future reference, you will need to sign in with a LiveID. Since Tafiti is a Silverlight application, it supports all currently supported platforms for that technology, a cross browser, cross platform app.
A nice example of what Silverlight can do.