Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The ASPs are comin.

So with the advent of mobile devices it looks like software is taking a cue and revising some fundamental ideas. Application Service Providers (ASPs) is an idea that is beginning to take shape. Basically they are applications that use the web as an interface to a user. So your document(MS Word), spreadsheet(Excel), or email program will be available from any browser in the world. The first steps will be this. Single page aggregation the compiling of multiple web sources into one single page looks like a promising first step as it essentially creates a portal interface for uses to login to the internet. Much like the old AOL interface of the past. The applications like google spreadsheet exist already in very basic forms. But the ultimate replacement will be the desktop and this aggregator is for the desktop what the applications are to the apps on our pcs.