Microsoft Popfly – Mashup the web with Silverlight

May 24, 2007

 Popfly is a fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications.  They have a tool called the popfly creator which can be used to seamlessly build webpages, applications and gadgets. The interesting part is that they also have a plug in tool for Visual Studio which will enable developers and advanced to tweak the HTML and also enable them to play the role of designers.I think this is a really interesting space and I can realize why Microsoft is spending so much effort and time into building this, as most customers I meet these days want a rich user interface and experience. This is acceptable considering the growth of the RIA space and the need for a page to be engaging and enthralling. Check the links below for more information. Note that this is currently in private alpha and is open by invitation only.

http://www.popfly.ms/Overview/ 

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=91175 

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Stewart/?p=381

http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=308460

Following are some screenshots.

Using popfly explorer with Visual Studio

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