The speed of change on the web is exciting - with new paradigms, opportunities, and methods for delivering faster and richer content. To follow new web services trends and learn to profit from them, it is important to understand Web 2.0, how Web 2.0 APIs and development environments differ from traditional environments, and the ways in which Web 2.0 is changing business models.
Web 2.0 is the term associated with the transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of individual web sites to a "platform" emerging in its own right. Web 2.0 does not yet have a specific definition or a set of technical standards or requirements that can be used to deliver services. Rather, Web 2.0 refers to a shift in how the web is used and perceived. The new "platform" itself is being defined by its users in terms of how they are employing the web and how they wish to make use of it in the future. This shift provides opportunities for creating services and generating new sources of revenue from these services.
Web 2.0 is due largely to user collaboration on the web, and many of the technologies and approaches associated with Web 2.0 are evolving. To promote a clearer understanding of the transition to Web 2.0, Dialogic published a white paper that aims to provide a general introduction and share thoughts on delivering media services and current trends in a Web 2.0 environment.
The white paper discusses the current "definition" of Web 2.0 and the requirements for enabling service creation and delivery to end users, and covers how the emergence of Web 2.0 has empowered new and traditional providers and developers to seek new service offerings.
Web 2.0 APIs
Delivering the right APIs, supported by the right development environments, is important in providing media communications in a Web 2.0 environment. Read more about the trends in Web 2.0 APIs online now, or look for more detailed information in the white paper described above.
A New Way of Doing Business
End users, developers, businesses, and carriers all have different expectations for Web 2.0. To generate the revenue that will ultimately drive improvements and future services, business models must be adapted to match the energy created by Web 2.0. The challenge is in selecting the most appropriate business model for each type of user and accepting that, in many cases, the revised model may be a completely new way of doing business for everyone. Read more online now.