This is a test of Sidewalk. Sidewalk lets you create web forms very, very simply, and stick them on your website without any application development whatsoever – and very little technical ability or knowledge at all.
Here’s my first test … tell me something that’s cool:
The best thing about this is not that anyone can do it. (OK, maybe it is.)
But the second best thing is that I don’t have to get a developer to build something. Two minutes with this tool saves me getting a developer to build something … and saves that developer an hour of his time.
The other reason that this kind of service is really, really important, is that every company or group that has a website occasionally has the need for some totally out-of-the-box wild blue-sky widget on their site. The CEO wants to check if people who buy green widgets like salted herring, or something like that.
Well, in a traditional development world, that’s somehow got to be fit into a site or application data model. It never will. And it never should.
And now, it never has to.
I saw it first on Emily Chang’s eHub blog.
[ update May 1 ]