Google Labs has just added a GoogleAppEngine based Java application called – DataWiki.
So far, project information is very minimal, but it looks like one of the features Foswiki (and its parent) have been doing for 10 years…
The timing is excellent, as I’ve been working with others in the Foswiki Community to improve Foswiki’s mashup-ability:
enable easy input/output from a variety of endpoints, e.g. via Twitter, ODK or SMS from a remote location
Right now we’re working on a proper REST API for foswiki data – enabling us to retrieve and save changes to datasets in formats that are convenient to the external endpoints – and to simplify the development to dynamic visualisation and editing tools for complex data.
Perhaps what we’re looking at is a combination of the acquired and shut down JotSpot, and a response to Yahoo Pipes 🙂
Foswiki is an extremely mature (10 years) DataWiki capable enterprise wiki, with significant traction in workplaces around the world, and a strong, motivated developer and user community.