Web-application Pros and Cons – ESWC 2009

Here’s the video of my second presentation at last weekend’s European Software Conference in Berlin. This presentation is about web-applications, about their advantages and disadvantages for both users and ISVs and about our first experiences with the Collectorz.com Connect online apps.

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Web-applications : first thoughts

connectTwo months ago I posted about the launch of our first web application and our reasons for diving into online apps. Last week we launched our second web-app for cataloging books, so I figured I’d let you know my first thoughts about doing online software.
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Our first web app: Movie Collector Connect

connectI know, it has been awfully quiet here since the SIC. I had my hands full with the most important product launch in Collectorz.com history: Movie Collector Connect.


Movie Collector Connect is our first web application and the first product in our new Collectorz.com Connect range of online cataloging services. We have been doing “offline” applications for Windows and Mac OS X for years, so this is a completely different project for us.
Here’s a quick overview of our reasons for creating web-apps and of some web-app-specific issues that we now have to deal with.

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