Some Predictions For 2009
December 23, 2008
Nathan, my fellow developer at Stanziq was recently asked about his technology predictions for 2009. I thought his answer was excellent, and with his permission, I include it below.
For me, the key point is:
There will be a move beyond the current ajax applications to make the internet more real time.
Nathan’s full answer:
I think in 2009 we are going to see some changes in internet applications. There will be a move beyond the current ajax applications to make the internet more real time. An example of the beginnings of this is the live twitter search and ‘live feed’ feature in facebook. In 2009 we should see internet sites move towards pushing their data out in a live stream. The new internet apps will take advantage of these live streams to create some very nice internet applications. My favorite example is the Noaa website pushing out their buoy data and kayak.com pushing out their flight information. Now combine the two real time feeds and you have an application that will tell you the cheapest way to get to get to good waves! Of course mashups are old news, but real time data and search is not. Another example is a regular static search along with a real time feed that shows “What are people saying about ‘my query’ now?”. This section will show all the micro-blogs or comments made about search results, all in real-time. I only make this prediction because its what our new company, http://stanziq.com , is creating. If we have anything to do with it, this is what will happen in 2009 :)