Sunday, July 13, 2008

Annotated links

A small mashup lets you create annotated links. Provide an URL (list of URL's), add a text note and get one Tiny URL for the whole pack. So you can publish annotated links on your site for example. See it here.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

QR map

QR codes let you encode some useful data with 2D barcodes. Here is an idea: let us encode the map. So the published QR code could be scanned by the mobile phone and lead to the nearby area map. The next step is obvious - Google Map + Google Chart + Google static map + Tiny URL lead to the new mashup: QR map
You can choose the location (center the map), set the scale and get a Tiny URL for the QR code encodes the map (240 x 320 size – right for the mobile phones). For getting the QR code (image url) just hit a mail icon on the map

P.S. the pure (not QR code) map for the mobile users is still available via Mobile map mashup.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Coral CDN

A new useful 3-rd party API is covered by our suite. Delegate your files downloading to the free Coral CDN (content distribution network). See Coral redirect filter in JSOS filters.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A new approach for the telecom services development

We would like to share with you one interesting model for the use of the PBX Asterisk. To be more precise, the main idea is to use the Asterisk as a platform for the development of telecommunication services. With its open source software and API, the Asterisk can bring the development of telecommunication services down to a simpler process of Web programming thus considerably lowering "the entrance barrier" for those involving in the programming of new services.
We propose to integrate a new component (proxy) into the Asterisk platform. The main functionality of the proxy is to translate telecommunication calls into HTTP requests to external web services. Telecommunication services are located separately from the PBX, while the information they receive from Asterisk is presented as a HTTP-request. Technically, HTTP GET/POST request is a request, in which external telecommunications service passed information about the subscriber's name - CallerIdName, caller’s number - CallerIdNumber and and called number - Extension. Upon receiving necessary parameters, such as (calling/called number) a web service produces and forwards its instructions to the proxy. The latter receives and translates them into Asterisk instructions. The development of such services under the architecture described above is similar to a conventional CGI-script, for which there is a plenty of programming tools. As a result a programmer doesn’t need to be familiar with the Asterisk API.

You can read the rest of the story in A.Ustinov blog (this topic was actually his master thesis in Moscow State University) as well as download the developed framework here

Monday, July 07, 2008


345+ components and counting - a new release for Coldtags suite is ready. See it here

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

JSOS 5.90 is out

In the same time you are welcome to download the latest version of our Java servlets office suite - 5.90