Farewell to Mashup Editor

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:38 PM



We had announced back in January that we would be shutting down the Mashup Editor in six months, and that time has come. Since a few of you still have applications running on the Mashup Editor, we decided to give you some extra time - 4 weeks. You can use this time to migrate your application to App Engine or any other infrastructure, or simply retrieve your data. We encourage you to replace your application as soon as possible with a static page giving useful information to your users about where to go. On August 12th, all traffic to the Mashup Editor will be redirected to a generic page. Note that your code is available on Project Hosting at http://code.google.com/p/mashup-{username}-{app name} (where non-supported characters are replaced by '-') and will remain available there for the foreseable future, but your data will not be accessible beyond August 12th. We've factored most of our learning from the Mashup Editor into App Engine, so we hope you'll give it a try if you haven't yet.

From Mashup Editor to App Engine

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 7:21 PM



As we announced today on the Google Code Blog, we will be shutting down the Mashup Editor in six months. While it is always hard to say goodbye to a product, when we launched the Mashup Editor as a private beta last year, we did so to better understand the needs of you, our developers. And you spoke, and much of what we learned together is now a big part of App Engine, the new infrastructure for hosted developer applications. We look forward to working with you in the migration to App Engine, and can't wait to see what you build.

Google I/O

Friday, March 28, 2008 4:00 PM



Almost 9 months ago we released the first version of GME at Google Developer Day. Since then Google Developer Day has morphed into Google I/O, a two day developer gathering on May 28th & 29th in San Francisco. The purpose of the event is to bring developers together to learn about products, tools, and techniques which are moving the web forward as a platform.

There is going to be lots of discussion about client side development and mashups Google I/O. We hope to see you there.

For more information on the event and to register checkout the Google I/O announcement on Google Code.

SurfDocs

Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:01 PM

Google Earth Outreach on GME

Friday, February 29, 2008 8:57 AM



Google Earth Outreach gives non-profits and public benefit organizations the knowledge and resources needed to reach the hearts and minds of charitable donors. To do this they are using a mashup, form and data feed created in GME to show how these non-profits are using Google mapping technology to improve their organizations.

Check out the Google Earth Outreach home page. The mashup on the bottom left was created with GME. If you are part of a non-profit you can add your organization to the map using the link below the map.

This is great way to showcase the utility of GME with a professional implementation using the same tools as our GME developers.

Do you have great examples of GME in action? Add your mashups to our mashup gallery or post about them in our developer forum.

Using built-in templates

Thursday, February 7, 2008 3:26 PM



Templates are a really powerful piece of the GME framework. They allow you to display data from feeds using Ajax UI controls without having to write feed parsing code and the hundreds of lines of javascript required to create these controls.

We've created a few built in templates to get you started and its extremely simple to create your own templates. Want to turn a simple read/write list into a task list with date pickers, ratings and checkboxes? All you have to do is change the value of the template parameter in your list and republish.

Simple Read/Write:

<gm:list id="simplelist" data="${app}/items" template="simple" pagesize="10">


Task List:

<gm:list id="simplelist" data="${app}/items" template="task" pagesize="10">


You can even use our JavaScript library to change your template on the fly.

If you want to find out about the other built in templates check out the Reading and displaying data section of our documentation. Let us know what types of information you like to see on this blog by going to our developer forum and posting.

New stuff - 1/18

Friday, January 18, 2008 11:53 AM



Today we released a minor update to the Google Mashup Editor.
  • More fixes paging so that 250 items can be displayed per page
  • Fixes to the compiler so that it no longer optimizes tags. This fixes many bugs that caused problems in the display of compiled mashups.
  • More fixes to feed fetching. All Atom and RSS compliant feeds should now work correctly.
  • Documentation fixes
As always the full release notes are available in the GME release notes app (http://gmereleases.googlemashups.com/). We'll continue to do minor bug fix releases while we prepare for a major update to the Google Mashup Editor. If you have small features or bug fixes you'd like us to address please let us know by posting in our developer forum.