Mozilla Does Microformats: Firefox 3 as Information Broker
Posted by Jeff as web 2.0
Really interesting observation about the forthcoming Firefox version 3 and the ability to consume microformats. I read this with some interest as it cores to the core of what we do, treating integration as a data routing problem rather than a programming issue. But having said that I can also say that just being able to swap data is only one part of the problem, doing it in preferred sequence equally important and it’s not clear what or how Firefox could do that… of course a Teqlo extension for Firefox v3 could be really interesting.
Instead of using the entire product suite of a Google or an MSN or a Yahoo, you can instead use the particular apps you like most from not only big players – but small startups too. So say I use the 30Boxes online calendar – Firefox 3 would automagically transfer any (microformatted) events data I come across while browsing, into my 30Boxes account. And it could likewise put all my contacts into Gmail, locations into Yahoo Maps, phone numbers into Skype, etc.