Archive for April 28, 2009

Zoho Productivity Products on Your Mobile

 Zoho that provides online office with a suite of productivity and collaboration applications has launched its services for mobile users. You can access Zoho services from your Mobile Phone using Mobile Web Browser. Earlier Zoho had basic mobile support for its applications on iPhone and limited support on Windows Mobile. Now Zoho has expanded his services, to support fully integrates Zoho Applications with several mobile devices.

We had covered in the past that ThinkFree, Google Docs and Zoho are Sharing online office space. Now Zoho is the pioneer in launching online office for mobile users.

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As TechCrunch mentions, it provides easy access by supporting Google and Yahoo IDs.

The 6 applications Zoho Mail, Calendar, Writer, Sheet, Show and Creator are now available on all the following mobile platforms.

1. iPhone and iPod Touch

2. Android

3. Blackberry Perl, Curve, Bold, Storm

4. Windows Mobile OS version 6.x

5. Nokia Symbian S60 Platform – E71, E63, 5800 etc.

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View the slide show on Zoho’s mobile integration at TechCrunch

AlertFox – The Best Website Monitoring Service for Web 2.0 Sites

Every website owner who is serious about their sites must have an efficient website monitoring service that alerts owners about problems on their site. The current website monitoring services that are available still focus on “Web 1.0” monitoring and they are designed for static websites without a lot of functionality that can break.

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AlertFox is a revolutionary new website monitoring service that is leading the next generation of website monitoring technology. AlertFox takes a comprehensive, holistic approach to website monitoring alerting owners on problems that earlier generations of monitoring services would have overlooked.

The AlertFox System

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Here are the key features that makes AlertFox a better website monitoring service:

1. In-depth monitoring services for Web 2.0 and SaaS web applications

2. Focus on in-depth functional monitoring and detailed performance testing

3. 100% Web Application Support – Monitor even complicated steps, (e.g. complete check out process, not just store uptime). For instance, AlertFox records and reports not only the uptime of an ecommerce store, but also it  monitors all the complicated steps of the complete checkout process (transaction monitoring). This gives website owners confidence that their sites are performing as intended. And, because the transaction monitoring runs in real time in Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers, the real end user experience is monitored.

4. 100% AJAX Support that no other service offers

5. 100% Flash/Flex Support that no other service offers

6. 100% Silverlight Support that no other service offers

7. Self-service script creation via the iMacros system, Test and optimize all test scripts directly inside Firefox and Internet Explorer

8. Detailed reporting functions, performance metrics at every step

9. Ability to link directly to your reports, proof your reliability to your users

10. Worldwide Monitoring. AlertFox has checkpoints worldwide that monitors your server(s) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For example, you can know if your website was accessible from New York but not in Detroit.

TechCrunch has arranged for the company to give away 100 free Pro2 accounts that is valid for two years. All you need to do is quickly sign up for a free account at alertfox.com and send an e-mail to techcrunch-at-alertfox-dot-com. The first 100 readers to do that will be upgraded without charge, and are expected to come back and share their experiences in the comments.

Try it out and share your experience!

Typography Using Web 2.0 – Search or Make Your Own Fonts

There is no doubt about how important good fonts are for graphic designers. Good Fonts are always in high demand. There are free fonts available all over the Internet. But, Are they any good? How does Web 2.0 play in Fonts Domain? Well, fear not, there are some amazing font applications that are cheap (mostly free) and also let you create your own fonts. Here we feature few of them.
 
 
 

Fontstruct

 
 
Fontstruct is a free web based font application that lets you build your own fonts, share them, download fonts created by others. Fontstruct provides a grid based font editor where you can quickly construct high-quality True Type fonts. Fontstruct gives you pixel level control while designing your font style, adds shape options to each pixel which can be rounded, triangular, partial blocks etc. Editor gives adjacent character designs tot he designer so that the flow of design is not affected. once you are done, you can very well share your creation with others.
 
 
You need not worry, If you don’t have time to create your own font. Fontstruct lets you explore already created fonts, gives preview of your textand so on. It makes your life simple while you search for your perfect font.
 

DaFont

 

DaFont is a categorised archive of downloadable fonts. There are comprehensive set of categories to choose from. DaFont lets you preview the text. Fonts can be downloaded in PC or Mac format. DaFont is easy wweb site for fonts and finding the right font is very easy.

 

MyFonts

Again, MyFonts lets you search and find fonts for your needs, and depending on the font, at a lower cost than design services offer.

Fawnt

 

Fawnt is a font resource for designers, developers, and anyone that appreciates the web’s highest quality fonts.

 

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Best 10 Online Services To Create Fake Magazine Covers

One can create personalized magazine covers online by just uploading digital photos you have on your computer. You can simply upload your photo from the desktop and choose from a variety of templates available. Once the cover page is created, you can post it on MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5 and other social networks & blogs.

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1. MagMyPic

MagMyPic lets you to upload your photo, choose a over from the templates and you have your own magazine cover ready! You can get a print of the magazine cover by paying a nominal fee. Also it lets you to post it on MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5 and other social networks & blogs.


Create Fake Magazine Covers with your own picture at MagMyPic.com

2. Magfake

MagFake also let you upload your picture, choose the magazine cover template and have the over page ready in just few minutes.

Make Fake Magazine Covers, More than 50 Fake Magazines

3. OnCoverPage

OnCoverPage lets you create your cover page and save the image on your desktop PC.

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4. Pimp-Pic

In Pimp-Pic.com you can put your own picture on the cover of a magazine! Show off your new cover on your blog or social network.

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5. Fake Magazine Cover

Here you can personalize magazine covers online (no software applications to install, just use your web browser) by uploading digital photos you have on your computer. You can put your face on the cover of many well known magazines (from celebrity gossip zines to children’s learning magazines). Simply upload a photograph from your desktop computer or straight from your digital camera (connected to your PC) or use graphics your have collected from the internet!

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6. MEonMAG

Here you can put your photo on the cover of many well known magazines by uploading your photo online.

7. Paparazzied

8. mypicstyle

Just upload your image and choose from the list of magazines you want your picture to appear on.

9. MyPictureOnMagazine

Choose from popular magazines to create your fake magazine cover.

10. Frontpage – In just 3 easy steps you can create a unique and fully personalized magazine cover for yourself or someone special. You can use the magazine covers on your Facebook, MySpace profiles or on your own web site for free.

Top 5 URL Shortening Services Market Share

Micro-blogging services like Twitter have boosted URL shortening services. There are a number of them out there that will let you shorten an annoyingly lengthy URL. Well, Idea is catchy, simple and very helpful. But, Can you believe these simple services are worth millions?

As per TechCrunch, the most widely used URL Shortening service, TinyURL could as well be worth $46 Millions. Bit.ly is not far behind at $8 Millions.

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(Image source: Arbroath)

Here is the list of top 5 URL Shortening services along with the market share.

  1. tinyURL
  2. bit.ly
  3. ff.im
  4. is.gd
  5. twurl.nl

Source: TechCrunch

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