BarCampLondon: Matt Webb on Application Archetypes

Application archetypes (according to a Microsoft study that Matt is talking about.)

Matt's six archetypes:

Easy-peasy desktop-native apps

Aral: This falls squarely in the area that Apollo will be targetting.

2. Massive scalable affordable apps

Aral: I'm looking into EC2 and S3 quite a bit these days -- these two will revolutionize the way we build applications.

3. Situated apps that know where they are

4. Apps that are ambient; that do not interrupt

5. Pipes transform (the Unix-style app)

6. RSS/Atom: Syndication for apps & interactivity

[Update] I apparently got Matt's last name wrong originally, it's Webb. Sorry, Matt! (And thanks, Ben, for correcting me.)