Thursday, November 20, 2008

Geo search

A new Google Maps mashup - Geo Search. Just click on the map and discover your street (city etc.) coverage in Google.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mobile map via QR code

A new version of QR map mashup has been released. It is a simple way for saving any map on your mobile phone using QR-codes technology. Choose the position on the map (the red marker points to the center), set the scale and simply move cursor over the marker. You will see a QR code for the selected map. So you can scan it with your mobile and transfer this map right to your phone. And mobile map will be presented as a static picture, so this technology is working on any mobile.

Also you can share the generated QR-code via email, twitter or facebook.

P.S. and for the preparing mobile map without any QR-code you can use another mashup: Mobile map.

P.P.S. 100 posts in this blog.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Coldtags suite ver. 3.55

In the same time Coldtags suite ver. 3.55 is ready. The largest set of custom JSP tags over the Net contains 355+ controls and counting! From the latest additions check out for example QR code popup or Mobile link taglibs.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Java for content providers

Java component (servlet) lets you present a limited downloading in your web applications. E.g. content provider can support the time limited and/or counter limited downloading (some file will be available during the limited time or allow only one time downloading).

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

QR code bookmarklet

An useful add-on to our QR code maker - QR code bookmarklet. Lets you obtain QR code for the current url (it will create a QR code image with the URL of the page you are viewing).

Url to QR code

If you are using Internet Explorer, just right click on the link, and select Add to Favorites and save it to the Links folder. If you are using Firefox, right click the link and select Bookmark This Link and save it to the Bookmark Toolbar Folder.

More bookmarklets see here or on the bookmarklets page.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

QR code maker

As per updates for QR codes components in JSOS and Coldtags suite (see for example QR code servlet and QR code popup taglib) our QR code generators has been updated too. See a new version here: QR code maker.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

QR code for links

A new component from our Coldtags suite - QR code popup lets you automatically add QR codes for the links. So it is an easy way for sharing data with mobile users. With this component mobile users will be able to scan codes right from your site and transfer a link to own mobile device. E.g.:

<q:qrcodepopup href="" target="_blank">
  Coldbeans site

and you will get this link:

Coldbeans site

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Google Charts

Cache for Google Charts - Google Charts servlet. Just passes requests to Google Charts and caches the output. So all the sub-sequent requests will be served from that cache. No more rate limits for Google Charts as well as the improved performance.
The similar component is QR code servlet. Does exactly the same for QR codes (actually via Google Charts again).
And generic form for this approach is supported by Dump servlet.