Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Microsoft launches Popfly Alpha

Screenshot of Popfly homepage

Microsoft is rushing to demonstrate its involvement in Web 2.0 development, and have just launched Popfly;

"Popfly is the fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications.

  • Popfly Creator is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups.

  • Popfly Space is an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users."

The site is still in Alpha version, and warns user it may fail at many tasks. Using the site requires installing Microsoft's recently launched competitor to Flash; Silverlight (still in beta) and participation is by invitation only.

I'm probably not capable of using the site even if I had an invitation, but I thought perhaps some of my readers would find it interesting. If so, drop me a note and I will try to solicit some invitations from our contacts at Microsoft. Alternatively, is you have a Windows Live account, you can sign up for the waiting list.


[Germanos] said...

Popfly -
I would prefer to wait and see the final product. It wont take 'em long to release...

By the way , it would be great to have your colleagues all over the world posting their views and feelings on "corporate" bloggs like this one.

Stein-Ivar said...

Thnaks for your feedback. I have now gotten an account myself, but so far the only thing I have achived is freezing my browser or crashing my PC every time I have tried to test it. So I may have to wait for the beta at least...