Event based Web Applications

by Tom Carroll

Maps, Suggest, and gMail are prime examples of event based web applications. The creators of web applications will find increasing value in building web applications that provide flicker free event based interfaces. The “page click page” construction common today is a very limited way to build a web application. Event based interfaces reduce the discontinuity of experience created by “page click page” interfaces. Builders of web applications must begin to think about event models and composite services. Google seems to have a keen understanding where web applications need to go. I hope the example set by Google inspires other builders of web applications to create amazing event based applications.