This morning I received an email from FreshLogic Studios, and with all the online services and accounts I have I couldn't quite remember why they were emailing me, so I went to their site to refresh my memory. A few months back I had come across their Atlas application that had a cool tie-in to Twitter so I created an account, voila... question answered.
It turns out Atlas has some other handy features that I hadn't played with before. I'll be traveling the next couple of weeks and took the opportunity to map some driving directions. Normally I would use Google Maps, am glad I tried this instead. (Attention terrorists) Below is the route I'll be driving from Anchorage...
From the web site xFruits is described as:
"...a free online service offering to every user the possibility of:
- Enriching your home
- Enlarging your blog's functionalities
- Creating, generally, your information system from the RSS feed
XFruits makes possible the Mashup RSS creation in a very simple way thanks to the Composer. You can assemble the bricks together so as to build your own feed-based service. "xFruiter" service's users are referenced.
xFruits has been thought of as from its origin to be upgradeable and modular, and thus, to allow a developer's community to take part in the project. Our ambition is to create dozens of new bricks!"
It can aggregate many feeds into a single feed, convert RSS to email for an email alert of new...
Over the past week or so I have been getting re-acquainted with my Yahoo account ever since Flickr decided I needed to tie my two accounts together. Lo and behold I discovered their mashup service Pipes. I can't help but think that the name is a wink to Ted Stevens' tubes - which still makes me turn my head in shame each time I hear it (full context here).
Despite my novice programming skills and lack of desire to read the directions, I was able to cobble together a local search for coffee within 10 miles of a user-provided location - all within about 3 minutes.
More interesting than what individual users can do is...
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