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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author

The folks at Snap have done it again. Snap Shots works exactly like Snap Preview Anywhere, but is a lot better. They have taken all of the feedback received about SPA and created Snap Shots. The really cool thing about Snap Shots is that it is a lot more contextual than SPA, and delivers instant, relevant and highly concentrated content based on the URL associated with the Snap Shot.

WikiShot™

StockShot™

Approved URL: www.wikipedia.com/ENTRY

Approved URLs: finance.yahoo.com/q?s=TICKER
finance.google.com/finance?q=TICKER
moneycentral.msn.com/detail/stock_quote?Symbol=TICKER
money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=TICKER
marketwatch.com/quotes/TICKER
quote.morningstar.com/Quote/Quote.aspx?ticker=TICKER

MovieShot™

VideoShot™

Approved URL: IMBD.com/ENTRY

Approved URL: youtube.com/ENTRY

ProductShot™

PhotoShot™

Approved URL: amazon.com/ENTRY

Approved URL: flickr.com/photos/PHOTOSTREAM

AudioShot™

PreviewShot™

Approved URL: SERVER.com/TITLE.mp3

Approved URL: all other URLs

More approved URLs are being added all the time and more Snap Shots are also being created. Even better news is that Snap Shots will be available as an open API, so you can create your own Snap Shots.

I think these additions increase the usefulness of the service tremendously. For those of us that were already using SPA, there isn't anything we have to do...the JavaScript code required for SPA is exactly the same so Snap Shots are already active.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007 11:10 PM General | Back to top

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