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May 18, 2007

Microsoft introduces Popfly for social network programming

Posted by David Hunter at 10:56 PM ET.

Today, Microsoft introduced Popfly, a simplified programming language based on Silverlight for the kind of social network mashup programming so beloved by the Web 2.0 crowd. Microsoft development tools CVP S. “Soma” Somasegar explains on his blog:

Popfly is a tool and social network that provides a fun and easy way to build and share mash-ups, gadgets, Silverlight experiences, and Web pages using pre-built “Blocks” that connect to online services.   Consisting of two parts:

· Popfly Creator – a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups

· Popfly Space – an online community of creators where you can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.

Popfly not only provides easy ways to build your first mash-up in minutes and a  social community to share your creations, but also supports publishing creations to Windows Live Spaces, Typepad, any blog engine that supports the MetaWeblog API, and any site that supports iframes.

Right now Popfly is an invitation-only alpha but you can learn more about Popfly and sign up for the next release at the Popfly community at

Filed under Executives, Microsoft, Popfly, S. Soma Somasegar, Silverlight, Technologies, Tools, Web 2.0

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2 Responses to “Microsoft introduces Popfly for social network programming”

  1. Microsoft’s unveils Popfly public beta -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] This week is the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco and the technology companies are trotting out their best stuff to wow the cognoscenti. Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer was there touting Microsoft’ Web 2.0 credentials and the big news was the inauguration of the public beta of Popfly, Microsoft’s mashup programming package for social networks which had been announced in restricted alpha in May. [...]

  2. Wave goodbye to Popfly | Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] announced today that that they would be shutting down their Popfly simplified Silverlight programming tooling project: We want to thank everyone who registered for and used Popfly. We’ve been fortunate enough to see [...]

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