Thursday, December 31, 2009

See you later

Happy New Year to all our readers! See you in 2010.

P.S. here is a New Year newspaper

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

iPhone web

Web frameworks for iPhone.

P.S. by the way, check out from your iPhone Mobile big map or create your own location sharing web application.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Atom feed for databases

Google Feed Server - Open Source project, lets you build Atom feed for databases. Technically it is Java application for Jetty or Tomcat.

P.S. here is a very interesting list of Open Source projects from Google.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Big map

Mashup Big map has been updated. Full screen google maps you can share via email, twitter or facebook.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Annotated links

Our mashup Annotated links has been updated. Lets you pack any link (group of links) and your own text comment (in post-it style) into one short URL. The final pack could be shared via email and twitter. So you can threat it as yet another way for link sharing in Twitter for example – your comment could be much more than 140 chars.

You can annotate links right on the site, via bookmarklet or via HTTP API.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mobile network lookup

Personalization tool for your mobile web application. Custom tag MobileLookup lets you obtain info about user's home network (e.g. country, operator). Powered by API from Ericsson Labs.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

From web to mobile

Let us present one tool lets you copy data right from the web pages to your mobile. It is about transferring web content to the phone. E.g. you are going to copy address info, scheduling, driving directions, prices in the shop etc. published on some page to your mobile phone. How to do that?

In general the idea is very simple. As soon as some text for saving is selected we can create on the fly a mobile page with this text. And that mobile page could be transferred right to the phone via QR code. So right on our phone we will get a mobile web page with the text selected from the web. Now we can bookmark that mobile page in our mobile browser and use it any time we need that info

Let us show it on the practice. We will use QR code maker mashup for creating a mobile page:

1. Just select any text fragment on this page

2. Click on the link below:

Copy to mobile

3. Your selected text will be passed to QR code maker mashup and just in one click you will be able to create a mobile page as well as an appropriate QR code.

4. And for the future usage you can save the link above in the bookmarks (actually, this link is a bookmarklet). So this web to mobile service will be available for any opened web page.

You can get more useful bookmarklets here

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Buy and sell on Twitter

Mashup Buy-Sell supports geo search. So you can see related tweets for specified area only. Just use to parameters in the original URL:

lat – latitude
lng – longitude

For example, buying and selling in:


Monday, December 21, 2009

Mobile video and photo sharing

Techcrunch wrote about mobile video and photo sharing - Thwapr. The name is really strange, to be honest. Service presents a web application lets you share photo and video right from your mobile. Just upload your file to Thwapr and send (share) link to it. Really simple. And now check out two our old mashups :

SMS with attachments
Mobile files bookmark

Maybe we also need some special name for them ;-)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Web gate project

Web gate project presents a bridge for the mobile Internet and Smart Cards Web Server (SCWS). This bridge provides a “standard” (practically defined and implemented) way for the mobile internet developers (web developers) to deploy smart cards based features in the own projects. All in all, Web gate is a development tool targets web developers and provides for them a smooth access to smart cards features.

The main idea behind this project is how to mix SCWS and mobile Internet. No doubt, that the mobile internet word is much bigger, than the potential SCWS-alone based projects. So the aim of this project is to bring SCWS-based capabilities to the mobile internet developers. Let them deploy smart cards based projects via the familiar (well known) for them web tools.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Common blogs via Posterous

Posterous group blogs make it easy for lots of people to all post and collaborate because all it takes is an email address -- no Posterous account is needed for people to participate and get right into it. Now they've brought that power to Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else you and your group have an audience. See here.

And here is our hint - is it very easy to share locations within that common (group) blog. Check out our Geo Post tool

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Mashup Pictures from Twitter has been updated and support now geo coding. You can request photo from some area, just pass two parameters to the original URL: lat - latitude and lng - longitude. For example, here is a photo stream from Googleplex: Google, US. Maybe, there is something new about Google phone?

P.S. btw, you can get latitude/longitude for any place here, for example. Just click on the marker.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Random programming

The "random" collection in Coldtags suite is growing. Now see Random color taglib, lets you generate random colors.

And of course, there are a huge collection of random things: random values, random content, random iterator and even a random code

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Post geo data to your blog

Many modern blog platforms (most of them actually) let you publish data by email. You can just send email to some service address and platform transforms it into a new post. For example, in Posterous you can send data to, in Friendfeed it is, in Blogger you can set address in Settings->Email&Mobile tab etc.

A new mashup Geo posts lets you create a personalized mobile web application for posting geo related data to your blog. Just set a service email address in the form below and get a link to mobile web application for iPhone, Android or S60 platform. This web application lets you email new postings right from the map - just click on the draggable marker presents the location. And application automatically adds to email a link to the location. So your posts will have a direct link to some map. It is probably the easiest way for sharing locations, write about some check-ins, lets your readers to see the place you are writing about etc.

This mashup is a part of our Geo Messages suite. And here is a full list of our mashups

Monday, December 14, 2009


A good collection of NoSQL materials

Useful bookmarklets

Our collection of bookmarklets has been updated. Check out for example a quick (one click) access to Twitter search. Just select any word (words) from the opened page and click on Got mashup from your bookmarks.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

How to get RSS feed

A simple component for your JSP (and/or Coldfusion) application lets you obtain RSS feed URL for the given user in various services (twitter, friendfeed etc.) - User feed taglib

Posterous tips

Did you realize, that this mobile web application is actually a great tip for Posterous. You can not only share your location with friends by email, but also post geo-data right to your Posterous blog. Just email right from the map.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dynamic properties

Dynamic properties - .ini files with some special add-on. Properties could be defined in dynamic.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

JSOS 6.60

Btw, our Java Servlets Office Suite reaches the version 6.60. See it here

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

How to count sessions

Just one tag lets you count sessions (active users) in your JSP (and/or Coldfusion) application: - Live taglib

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

How to share location info from mobile

QR code
Mobile mashup Big map implements a new way for sharing location info to mobile users. This web application offers a full screen map with some marker pointing to the current position. Initially marker will be placed automatically but you can of course drag it to the new position. And as soon as you click on it, you will be able to send a link to the map via email and SMS. No registration, no passwords etc. Just send (share) a map. And do it via the standard messaging. Link to mobile web application is: (it is mobile site).

You can copy this link right to your mobile from QR code above. Also you can use this short URL

It works on iPhone, Android and S60 phones.

P.S. and static maps for mobile users could be created with the following mashups: Mobile maps and QR map

Monday, December 07, 2009

Right from Google

What does Google CEO read on Twitter:
(via Twitter links)

Last wish component

Server-side component for JSP (and/or Coldfusion) lets you perform some specified actions upon session closing - Last wish taglib. Memory leaks preventing for your applications.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

How to publish geo information to Twitter

Mashup Twitter location lets you publish geo-related information to Twitter. It is not about geo tagging in Twitter. Actually users do not need to geo-enable their accounts. Twitter location is just a way for publish messages (statuses) with some geo-related data. Click on the map and mashup will prepare for you a link to appropriate Google Map.
The goal is very clean – simplify Twitter publishing for messages (statuses) where location info (place) is important.
Mashup does not request any authorization, the actual publishing will be performed via the standard Twitter client.

You can pass the following optional parameters to the basic URL:

lat - an initial latitude (where to show the map)
lng - an initial longitude
zml - an initial zoom level
t - a message that will be added to any published status

For example, suppose we are creating some information system that collects information for discounts. We can choose a hash tag #discount and use the following URL for publishing locations with discounts:

(%23 – is just encoded #).


A reference to the map will be published in the standard format that allows an easy extraction for geo data. For example: 37.4362134

So if our information system programmatically collects all statuses with hash #discount we can easily extract latitude/longitude pair from the each message. Ant then show them on the map, display "nearest data" in mobile mashups etc.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

London on Twitter

London on Twitter mashup has been updated. See the latest city news in the real time

Friday, December 04, 2009

Exclusive checkbox

JSP custom taglib for UI development - Exclusive checkbox. This taglib lets you add a special behavior for your checkboxes. Only one checkbox can be checked at a time. It is useful when only one of choices can be chosen, similar to a radio button. But the use of checkboxes lets you to uncheck something what is not possible with radio buttons.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Big mobile map

QR code
Google Maps API v. 3, should support mobile devices. So here is a model example - a full screen map for the mobile devices. It is a mobile analogue for our Big map mashup. Тhe same idea but for the mobile. Mobile link is: (it is mobile site).

You can copy this link right to your phone with QR code above. Also you can use a short URL:

This map should work on iPhone and Android. I think S60 from Nokia should be supported also. Try it.

P.S. By the way, the static mobile maps could be created with our mashups Mobile maps and QR map.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Buy and sell on Twitter

Twitter mashup Buy & Sell has been updated. Lets you see buy vs. sell messages (statuses) in Twitter. Additionally, now you can see two "newspaper" formats: buy and sell.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tweet Street View

Mashup for Google Street View and Twitter – Tweet Street View. Drive with Street View and see tweets nearby. You can see Street View and either an appropriate map or a list of Twitter messages nearby. So you can read the latest real-time news for the places you are in with Street View.

By default mashup shows some predefined sites and you can see your own location. Just pass your latitude/longitude pair to the URL: E.g. drive through El Camino Real

Technically it is Google Street View (via Gmaps utils) + Twitter search + several mashups from our directory.