I'm noticing a pattern of simple new web applications that focus on solving a single problem.
This new generation of web applications are adhering to the core principles of Software as a Service
They provide tools in 3 formats:
- Web Interface
- Widgets and Embeddable Objects
- Application Programming Interface (API)kinlane-productions2
The web site is simple and provides essential building blocks to support the application:
- Sign Up
- Feedback Form
One example of this new breed of web applications is Crocodoc
allows uers to comment and annotate PDF and Word documents
They focus on a single service through their application and deliver it in a very 2.0 way.