Caspio DIY Database and Web App Platform
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