Voo2do Buzz and Status Update

Voo2do is having a small spike in new user accounts this weekend, apparently because of a mention in the Lifehacker blog thanks to a nice pointer by Simplehuman.

We’ve also been picked up by a few directories of Ajax services: eHub, WSFinder, and ProgrammableWeb. Voo2do is also noted in the “Similar Initiatives” page at the AjaxOffice wiki. Thanks, everyone!

A voo2do competitor worth noting is NextAction. NextAction is a fully-browser-based web application, and makes good on the promise of Save-As Deployment that I predicted on my blog in March. In NextAction, not only can you save the app to disk (actually, that’s the only way you’ll be able to save your data) but you can bring up an IDE and edit the code, query the DB, and run tests right in the browser. This is exactly the sort of craziness that will bring us even better web applications over time.

In closing, I’d like to quote one of my favorite kinds of voo2do mentions: the foreign-language review. This short one is from Dr-Leech’s Blog:

Voo2do – Muy buen administrador de tareas y proyectos, a mi gusto mejor que TadaList.com

Muchos gracias, Dr-Leech!

(Oh, and by the way, some nice improvements are in store for deployment this weekend, like project name autocompletion and time zone support.)