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S60 web runtime allows AJAX request to be sent to different hosts, i.e. no same-server-policy, which makes it a great platform for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(web_application_hybrid) mashup services]. This article shows how a simple mashup widget can be created by using [http://apiwiki.twitter.com/ Twitter] and [http://apidoc.digg.com/ Digg] web APIs.  
 
S60 web runtime allows AJAX request to be sent to different hosts, i.e. no same-server-policy, which makes it a great platform for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_(web_application_hybrid) mashup services]. This article shows how a simple mashup widget can be created by using [http://apiwiki.twitter.com/ Twitter] and [http://apidoc.digg.com/ Digg] web APIs.  
  
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Revision as of 03:02, 13 April 2011

S60 web runtime allows AJAX request to be sent to different hosts, i.e. no same-server-policy, which makes it a great platform for mashup services. This article shows how a simple mashup widget can be created by using Twitter and Digg web APIs.

Idea behind this widget. People tweet about interesting new hot topics on twitter. These buzz words can then be obtained trough twitter APIs as a “trends”. However, you do not often know why certain word is mentioned. To get full picture, an article search from Digg is executed. Now you have the full picture what is happening in the world and why on earth, people are going to San Diego (well the reason is apparently Comic Con :) )

The most of the widget UI is based on Nokia Mobile Web Templates. This widget also includes a hacked version of the accordion list that supports multiple DD-tags.

Whitecap.png

Please feel free to improve the Widget. It still has many usability issues, but at least I find it useful. Download Whitecap.zip

If you are now interested on creating your own mashup, navigate to following address and go crazy with the APIs

http://www.programmableweb.com/

If you have problems decrypting the JSON that is retuned by the Restful web service, search for JSON visualization tools like:

http://chris.photobooks.com/json/default.htm

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