Blog friend and Christian Gloddy has launched an amazingly comprehensive service called SimpleSpark. SimpleSpark provides a simple way for people to find and share information about Web 2.0 services and looks like a great site. His timing could not be better given the focus on Web 2.0 applications for iPhone and the rather high level of awareness for Web 2.0 as a result…
Once you start browsing the site, you’ll realize as I did that there are way more applications and services in this space than I was aware. Christian has done a really nice job with the design and made it simple to explore, breaking things into categories of interest. Once you sign up as a member you can review apps, edit the listing information and add apps you use to your profile. When you leave the site, you can still contribute by adding new services via bookmarklet and on your return you can scan through the pending listings and easily see what’s new.
- Explore over 3000 actively tracked and openly categorized web apps with screenshots, icons, feeds, reviews and concise summaries for easy browsing.
- An intelligent search engine that understands the web app landscape. For example, flicker is flickr, delicious is del.icio.us, and thirty boxes is 30boxes.
- Find apps by over 70 categories including Spreadsheets, Workspace & Wikis, Education, Fashion, Green Living and Family & Kids.
- Share and save any of the apps with forty of the most popular bookmarking services including del.icio.us, digg, StumbleUpon, reddit, facebook, squidoo, and more.
- Rate and review any web app in the catalog.
- Track a competitive space with RSS feeds for individual categories, searches, as well as the newest additions to the catalog.
- Submit new apps and edit the information on any existing app.