BarCampLondon: Matt Webb on Application Archetypes
Application archetypes (according to a Microsoft study that Matt is talking about.)
- Doc editor apps
- Database apps
- Production/dev env apps
- E-commerce apps
- Info/ref. apps
Matt's six archetypes:
Easy-peasy desktop-native apps
- RoR + Mac + webKit + Tixe
- Custom GMail client, but not just rich client
- The new VB?
Aral: This falls squarely in the area that Apollo will be targetting.
2. Massive scalable affordable apps
- Storage: Amazon S3
- Computation: Amazon EC2 + MapReduce/Starfish
- Huge datasets: Alexa web index
- Intelligence: Computation + Mechanical Turk
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
- General purpose physical computing: Chumby, Nabaztag
- Input: Sensors, RFID
- Output: ARToolkit
4. Apps that are ambient; that do not interrupt
- Passively multiplayer online games
- S&W+Nokia Continuous Partial Attention
5. Pipes transform (the Unix-style app)
- Planet Venus Atom filters (reaching atomflow?)
6. RSS/Atom: Syndication for apps & interactivity
- RSS/Atom syndicates media
- Other updating lists: Bug trackers, moderation requests, etc.
- Syndicate limited application functionality
[Update] I apparently got Matt's last name wrong originally, it's Webb. Sorry, Matt! (And thanks, Ben, for correcting me.)