Popfly Goes Public!

Popfly Goes Public!

Popfly, www.popfly.com is the first of a new generation of web tools that enables users of all skill levels to create or edit their own mash-ups for use within applications or to simply spice up their web sites or socials sites.  

On Thursday November 18th at 8:30 am PST, Steve Ballmer will officially disclose that Popfly is an open beta at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.


Popfly Key Messages

· Popfly is a tool that enables you to easily build and share mashups, gadgets, and Web pages

o Free Web-based tool built with Silverlight

o Build applications using popular services (Flickr, Halo, Twitter)

o Share your applications almost anywhere (Facebook, Live, Blogs, Web pages)

o Connect with other creators


Why Popfly

· Add some fun to your Facebook profile, web site, or Windows Live Spaces page

1. Custom Games – Asteroids, Whack-a-mole

2. Quizzes, tests – Who’s more popular

· Build a home page

1. Organization or Club site – schedule, photos, videos, roster, maps and directions

· Mix and re-mix photos and videos

1. Take pictures from Facebook, Flickr, Windows Live Image Search, or Windows Live Spaces

· Unify your online personality

1. Show what you dug on Digg, what you buy and sell on eBay, your Halo 3 game scores, and more

Windows Live and Popfly

Popfly includes blocks for Windows Live APIs including search, images, maps, photos, contacts, Spaces, news, and more as well as 1-click publishing to Windows Live Spaces. Popfly will soon also enable you to publish gadgets directly to Windows Gadget Gallery.


..... take a minute to customize your personal blog by adding any of the custom gadgets below:

· Sunset Photos from Flickr on Virtual Earth

· Your Flickr Photos

· Halo videos on Soapbox

· World of Warcraft Player Data

· Facebook Rolodex

· Stock Quote Bar Graph

· Latest headlines from MSDN

· Silverlight Twitter Updater

· Twitter Vision

Halo 3 Scores