Subject:   Applications v/s Toys
Date:   2007-02-21 23:11:16
From:   once:technologies
It may appear to be an extreme position, but with a few notable exceptions, most 'Web 2.0 applications' seem to be marginally more than cute software toys.

My company - once:technologies - develops fully-functional business process applications entirely within a browser-based application development environment.

We are interested to hear of others operating in this space. All of the examples we've seen fit into two categories

  • Those that create really cute 'toys', not without their place but hardly what could be considered as serious applications.

  • Complex technologies that rely on professionals (read expensive) with database, server and web design capabilities.

We would like to collaborate with others developing serious web application technology that does not rely on high levels of IT capability.