Microsoft Mashup Tool PopFly Examined

John Montgomery, group program manager of Popfly - Microsoft's MashUp application - told eWeek that he thought if he did not start the non-prgrammer development tool no-one at Microsoft would have.

Montgomery is interviewed by eWeek and gives some interesting insights into how the product was developed and what it aims to achieve.

Montgomery describes Popfly as a fun, easy way to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages and applications. Popfly consists of two parts: Popfly Creator, which is a set of online visual tools for building Web pages and mashups, and Popfly Space, which is an online community of creators who can host, share, rate, comment and even remix creations from other Popfly users.