From Tim O’reilly… “Google maps with Craigslist is the first true Web 2.0 application, neither of the sites was involved…a developer put it together,” he said. “Hackers are teaching the industry what to do.”
O’reilly also noted that all the killer apps are now using open source
See the blog here
Also regarding google maps… this discussion gets real interesting. Participants in the discussion are Yahoo!’s Jeffrey McManus and ChicagoCrime.org’s Adrian Holovaty (Google map hacker) - Why the Yahoo! Maps API is Better Than Brand X Maps API
Speaking of Google.. how about this new Send to phone extension
I’m constantly amazed by the things developers are cracking into with the APIs that are available. Now Google has a send to phone extension (for firefox). It’s an extension that enables you to send short text messages of web page content to your mobile phone. How cool is that?
Just wait until some google map hacker taps into this and develops an app that will send driving directions to a mobile! Imagine, you get lost so you call home and get your wife to tap google for directions and the results are sent to you via SMS… nice!
Also, if you’ve been following our Google maphack section you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve been constantly adding developer tools and links to new maphacks - see the feature HEre