So you want to create a database or a fancy new Web application? Check out
Caspio. The service launched its latest
version (Caspio Bridge 6.0) at the Web 2.0 Expo today in New York, offering
users of the platform more capabilities to deliver interactive and integrated Web apps and widgets to the 'Net. Here are a few of the improvements:
Location-Based Applications: Provide geocentric capabilities including
database-driven mashups with Yahoo! or Google maps, distance search within a
certain radius of a location or zip code, and mass geo-coding for assigning
location tags to records in large databases.
CAPTCHA SPAM and Harvesting Prevention: Single-click insertion of
CAPTCHA human verification technology for any application to prompt users to
enter security codes when submitting forms and searches, effectively blocking
SPAM and data-harvesting robots.
AJAX Interactivity and Web 2.0 Integration: Features such as cascading
dropdowns and listboxes for dynamic granular filtering are included in the
platform, and integration with popular social networking and e-commerce sites
such as YouTube, flickr, and PayPal allows Caspio customers to further enhance
the Web 2.0 features of their applications.
"We are all about maximizing the Internet experience for both businesses and
their consumers, and the new features of Caspio Bridge 6.0 do just that," said
Frank Zamani, Founder, President and CEO of Caspio. "We are helping our
customers create more interactive, informative, and relevant Web applications so
they can increase traffic, automate business processes, create self-service
tools, monetize database assets, and ultimately succeed in the global economy."
Previous Coverage of Caspio at Website Magazine:
Four Solutions for Creating Searchable Web Databases