We’ll be able to do all this creative work interactively online by just connecting blocks that contain all the bits for us to bring in the data and logic we need, such as combining photos from Flickr onto a Live Map. If you want to make a game, then Popfly can do that for you too.
The Popfly Creator is the part to use to make all this sort of thing.
If you want to make some web pages for your own site, then the Popfly Web Page Creator is the tool to use. We’ll have 25Mb of space available for web pages. For those who love to deal with HTML and CSS styles by hand, that’ll be possible – even Visual Studio Express code will be handled.
Another part of Popfly is that all gadgets made in Popfly will be shareable between users (similar to how we can add gadgets to our Live Spaces) so it’s just a click to add someone’s Popfly gadget to your own Live Space.
At the moment Popfly is in trial mode and restricted to just 2,000 users. You can register your interest on the Overview page and take a place in the waiting list for an invite to try it.
Here are some pages to look at:
Popfly is going to be a real boon for all webDotWizards, especially the webDotWizard webmasters, since until now the art of creating extras for our Live Spaces and web sites has involved knowing how to use HTML and CSS code, topics that takes a long time to learn.
Whether you’re eight or eighty years old, you’ll be able to use Popfly and have a lot of fun doing so.