PostgreSQL killer app

From: Liam O'Duibhir
Subject: PostgreSQL killer app
Date: ,
Msg-id: 000201c82002$87602e30$2a48ac89@N6220
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In response to: Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  ("Joshua.Kramer")
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       PostgreSQL killer app  ("Liam O'Duibhir", )
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Interesting thread this...my two cents...

In regards to a killer app that uses/promotes PostgreSQL I think a
web-hosted small-business-friendly office suite built using Open Source
would be just that - essentially, an Open Source equivalent of Goggle Docs
and Spreadsheets with some key business enhancements.

The Zoho online office suite which includes an ability to build simple forms
offers this, but, as best I can determine, neither Zoho or Google Docs have
made their source code available.

Were an Open Source collaboration, possibly featuring Open Office and
PostgreSQL as the core technologies, to build such a system, I think it
could be the makings of that much sought-after killer app.

Liam O'Duibhir

> -----Original Message-----
> From:  [mailto:pgsql-advocacy-
> ] On Behalf Of Joshua.Kramer
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 2:44 AM
> To: Josh Berkus
> Cc: Kevin Hunter; Ron Peterson; Postgres Advocacy List
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Need for PostgreSQL demand?
>
>
> Josh,
>
> Just my two cents.
>
> First, there actually WAS a FileMaker work-alike, called Rekall.  The two
> guys who produced it tried to market it but it never took off.  There is
> still an Open Source version (http://www.rekallrevealed.org), but it's not
> actively developed.  I did a Linux Journal article on this a while back.
> Maybe if there's enough interest, this project could be revived?
>
> Next - do you think PostBooks could be a 'killer app', or are you looking
> for a database frontend?
>
> Cheers,
> -J
>
> On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, Josh Berkus wrote:
>
> > Ron, Kevin,
> >
> >> >  I think the best possible PostgreSQL marketing would be for someone
> to
> >> >  develop a knock-your-socks-off killer app.  It wouldn't have to be
> >
> > This is why I tried hard to promote Once:Radix when it open-sourced.
> However,
> > the reception from our community has been lukewarm at best. Personally,
> I see
> > a Filemaker replacement which runs on PG to be a killer app, but nobody
> wants
> > to listen to me, apparently.
> >
> > --Josh
> >
> >
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