sat down with
, Architect on the platform incubation team, to discuss one of Marc’s recent incubation projects,
, and how it evolved into a Windows Live Quick Application.
is an experimental search front-end from Microsoft that uses Silverlight and Live Search to provide a rich Web experience and specialization of search. (Here are some previous interviews on Tafiti, in case you missed
First Look: Microsoft Tafiti
, Marc Mercuri on platform incubation and Tafiti
Windows Live Quick Applications
are customizable out-of-the box solutions for specific Web scenarios. Each Quick App is built on Windows Live services and is offered as a source code download. The
Tafiti Quick App
illustrates search visualization.
At around 00:26:44, Marc announces a contest! Do you have an interesting specialized search experience in mind? Something you might build by repurposing the Tafiti Quick App source code? Marc is going to give away limited edition Tafiti t-shirts to the top-5
coolest submissions . So send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
before February 15th, 2008 to be considered!