No matter how big or small, your website can always expect at least some activity from spammers if appropriate measures are not in place. This can significantly decrease productivity for you as a webmaster or developer and sometimes more extreme methods are needed to combat these online threats.
Enter, CloudFlare. CloudFlare acts as a proxy between your visitors and your website – ensuring security and the fairly successful prevention of spam as well as decreasing load times greatly. Read on to see how to setup CloudFlare for your site.
In the internet universe there are two sure fire ways to go bust these days. First, distribute and run a peer-to-peer network that looks the other way when it comes to copyright. Second, be brave/stupid enough to compete with Google. That too, in search. As things stand today, Google knows more about search and its intricacies than just about anyone else. This doesn’t stop entrepreneurs from dreaming about taking a bite of the fat juicy pie known as targeted advertising and venture capitalists to throw money at them.
All the so called “Google killers” have not been killed by Google. They just rolled over and died because of the fact that they are just not capable of delivering better search results. Today we’ll check out how a new entrant, blekko, is trying to make search better with slashtags.
CU3ER is a fantastic Flash-based app that makes it simple to create 3D slideshows with a wide range of customizable options that will be sure to catch your site’s visitor’s attention. The CU3ER team is generously offering three lucky Web.AppStorm readers Pro accounts, each worth $49.
Read on for more information on CU3ER and how to enter to win.
Almost all of us begin our day online with a search, most likely in Google, for something specific or a closest possible keyword and took it from there. This is more like a rinse and repeat process that happens multiple times a day (or hour, depending upon your profession). Do you get relevant results? Yes. Are you overwhelmed by the volume of information you have to process before finding what you are looking for? Absolutely!
While a lot of startups try to fine tune the search results in their quest to get a share of big advertising bucks, there’s hardly any innovation in the way search results are displayed. Google does a great a job from time to time, tweaking the search results page, adding real-time streams, search previews etc. Still, nobody has nailed the presentation like Qwiki has. Follow me after the jump to get a glimpse of the innovative information experience.
With so much happening in the digital world, it can be a full time job just staying up to date on the latest web app happenings. But, that’s why you come to Web.AppStorm… right? With all the fantastic new features app developers are constantly releasing, we’re not really able to report them all and ultimately many of our readers miss out on some really good stuff. So, we’re going to try something new.
At the end of a week, a few times per month, we’ll bring you some of the best web app news and updates. App developers, this is a great time to familiarize yourselves with our contact form to submit your news or tips.
Read on after the break for some of this weeks best web app news and updates.
Remember Adobe AIR? With advancements in HTML5 and even Silverlight, AIR seems to have been left in the back of our minds-at least here at Web.AppStorm. Adobe AIR has some pretty great apps, however, that are still rocking the AIR space and even leading their respective areas (like Twitter).
We’ve pulled together 10 kick ass Adobe AIR apps you should definitely try if you haven’t already. Take a look!
When working as an editor or writer online, it’s easy to stay behind the scenes and remain something of an elusive shadow. AppStorm is no exception – we have a great team of editors and writers who work really hard to bring you a regular stream of top-notch articles across the sites.
Today, I thought it would be fun to publish an interview with your very own editor – Jarel Remick. He joined the AppStorm team at the end of 2009, and is the driving force behind everything that goes on at Web.AppStorm.
I hope you enjoy getting to know your editor a little better, and feel free to leave a few questions for him in the comments!