Teqlo – Do-It-Yourself Mashups
If you’re one of those people who’ve been waiting for somebody to create a tool that would let ordinary mortals without programming expertise mix and match applications and create their own mashups, today’s your big day.
Jeff Nolan, the brave young man who runs Teqlo, a startup that makes widgets work together and allows you to combine and integrate useful web services, has decided to skip the usual private beta and do a public beta instead. That means you can run over there right now, sign up, and build your first monster mash before lunch.
Two key things to remember: this is a demonstration of the technology, not the business; it’s still a little rough around the edges (that’s why they call it beta) and, alas, it only works with Firefox.
"Please keep in mind that this is a development release and we have much more to come that will define how the business is built around it," Nolan says. "Also, in the interests of setting expectations appropriately, there are only a small number of widgets that you can use and that means you shouldnt expect to do anything productive with this. This release is intended to demonstrate how the core technology works and get your feedback about where we should go with it."
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Jerry Bowles has more than 30 years of varied experience as a writer, editor, marketing consultant, corporate communications director and blogger. For the past 20 years, he has produced and written special supplements on new technologies for a number of magazines, including Forbes, Fortune and Newsweek.