There has always been a debate about the definition of the term "Web 2.0". Back in 2004, Tim O'Reilly first introduced the term "Web 2.0" as the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform. However, since then, the term "Web 2.0" has gained new dimensions. In another common point of view, Web 2.0 applications are observed in terms of usability; how close does a web application's usability and performance approach those of desktop applications. Regarding both definitions, meOwns is truly Web 2.0.
meOwns web widget, It's all in
meOwns widget can be considered as a perfect example of packing a maximal set of features in a minimal screen space, at the same time that usability and performance are given the top priority. The user interface is intuitive and almost everything is done in place without leaving the current web page. The widget owner can manage his collections from within the widget. He can add, edit and delete collections and items, and even upload pictures to items through the easy to use widget interface. Anybody else can view the widget and play around with it, and will be only required to log in (in place) when taking certain actions.
meOwns web widget adopts the priciple of Web 2.0 in both senses:
- Users collaboration: all of the application data is supplied by users. The main target of the application is to enhance blogging and social networking experience.
- Usability and performance: The widget interface and usability is closest to desktop applications. Performance is enhanced to its maximum by extensive use of caching and minimizing trips to the server. Server requests are not made except for committing updates, with minimal request and response sizes for bandwidth optimization.