and no that's not a typo. also known as a remix, of 2 or more open web services. done by your friendly neighborhood technology DJ (that's technology as in geek, not techno as in chic).
preferably with some whiz-bang Ajax front-end thrown in for good measure.
went to the O'Reilly Where 2.0 conference yesterday, and got to see a few notable examples:
- HousingMaps (Paul Rademacher) = Craigslist housing data + GoogleMaps geography
- Google-Yahoo Traffic & Weather Maps (Greg Sadetsky) = Yahoo real-time traffic data & weather, overlaid on Google Maps for visualization.
in addition to catching his demo yesterday, i got to hookup with Paul Rademacher earlier this month for lunch, and he's a pretty cool guy. Rather amazing one person could pull that site off all by hisself. impressive.
for more on mashups, checkout the O'Reilly Radar... and keep watching. now that Google & Yahoo both have Mapping APIs available (not to mention Microsoft Virtual Earth), geo-data is pretty much out of the bag. however, there are tons of other interesting hosted services to hook into & integrate. we are finally at the emergence of the vision that everyone always talked about dreamily re: XML, internet-hosted databases, and other integrated web service offerings. pretty darn sweet.
(btw, i love the little coined coincidences? with O'Reilly's name & various related branding: "foo" camp is about geeks, and foo is standard fare for programmers, but it also stands for "Friends Of O'Reilly". heh. and then there's the "O'Reilly Radar" blog which is called radar.oreilly.com... M*A*S*H geeks unite! clever guys, very clever :)