Timeline: Google Timeline

Project info: Google Timeline Technology: HTML License: Closed source Ars Technica is currently running an article that takes a tour of Google's Experimental Search projects. The one that caught my eye was Google timeline. Searched results are returned as normal but at the top of the results is a timeline that charts the volume of results by date. Most Google projects have an open API so if this one makes it out of labs then I'd definitely want to support it....

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Timeline: Ligne Du Temps

Project info: Flex Timeline Creator Technology: AS3, Flex 2, XML License: Open source, GPL Stop the presses! I have one more timeline to look at. I missed this project in my initial round of research but I think it's interesting enough to warrant an entry. The timeline is being developed for use by local schools in Quebec, Canada by the Service national du RÉCIT de l'univers social. All the documentation is in French but throwing the wiki through Babelfish has revealed a few more details about...

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Timeline: Miomi

Project info: Miomi Technology: AJAX, ASP.NET License: Closed source, commercial In the last of my roundup of pre-existing timeline projects I'm taking a look at Miomi, a social-network timeline started by three students from Germany. The site allows users to create their own timelines and share them with anyone. This project differs from the others I've looked at in two significant ways. Firstly it's a closed-source commercial endeavour and secondly the content focus is on personal rather than...

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Timeline: WikiTimeScale

Project info: WikiTimeScale Technology: HTML, PHP, SQL License: Open source, GNU GPL I love this project. It’s open source, it’s rammed full of features and there is a ton of data in there. Okay, the design could use a little polish but the real strength of this project lies in its features. I like the fact you can globally set the date format (US, European or International) and that five major calendar systems are supported (Christian, Chinese, Jewish, Islamic and Roman). All this is the work...

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