Smart Editor Wins Hackday Prize

John Musser, October 25th, 2007

Here’s an interesting mashup concept: Smart Editor, a rich text editor that uses web APIs to gather potentially relevant data from the web as you type. It gets web search results to inform you about related stuff on the net, related news happening around the world, Flickr photos to help you visualize, and Amazon product recommendations. It is built with the YUI Toolkit and four APIs: the Flickr API, the Yahoo Term Extraction API, the Yahoo Search API, and the Amazon E-Commerce API.

This mashup won the “Best Self Expression hack” at the Yahoo Hackday in Bangalor India earlier this month with judges that included Yahoo co-founder David Filo. Yahoo has had good success with their Hack Day events (see our earlier coverage on Yahoo Hacks Become Yahoo Products) and continues to do so with this international edition.

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4 Responses to “Smart Editor Wins Hackday Prize”

October 25th, 2007
at 2:10 pm
Comment by: ProHipHop: Hip Hop Business

Smart Editor: Web Results While You’re Typing!…

Programmable Web discusses Smart Editor a very cool app for any writer and maybe a lot of websurfers. You write in a box on the left and it brings up related web links in a box on the right. Try something poetic. I found some very cool things. Ok, then…

October 26th, 2007
at 5:17 am
Comment by: Jeetu

Heres a link to the hack:
http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~jeetu/smart/

-Jeetu

October 27th, 2007
at 3:34 pm
Comment by: bala

i too was one of the participant of yahoo hack day.

our hack was similar to this. instead of editor, we had only small text box

check out
http://dev.balachandar.net/yahoo.html

September 13th, 2012
at 6:34 pm
Comment by: Smart Editor: Web Results While You’re Typing! - Hip Hop Press

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