The first day of class, we ask "what is a network-based application?"
Examples provide a partial answer -- a starting point. We do not want to be bogged down in details, so we want very simple examples. Here are three:
Eggtimer is a simple application where the program is stored on the network and downloaded each time it is used. Go to http://e.ggtimer.com/5 for a five-second timer or go to the home page for other options.
http://drop.io/ demonstrates an application in which the program and data are both on the network. With a couple of clicks, users can upload and share text, recordings, images, etc. Here is an example.
(Drop.io is surprisingly useful for such a simple application).
Aviary screen capture is a third example. You can capture and then edit any page on the Web by simply typing aviary.com/ in front of the http:// in the page URL.
For example, to capture the YouTube home page, you would enter:
Do you know of other network-based applications that are as simple to use and demonstrate as these?