When looking at the tags associated with the mashups that are submitted to our directory; the most popular ones have always been mapping, social and search. In recent months that trend has continued and today we look at a mashup type that is nearly as popular but doesn't seem to get as much coverage; the video mashup. These recent Mashup of the Day selections all incorporate video, specifically the YouTube API.
Do you wish there was an easy way to create animated movies where all you had to do was simply select the character, scene, provide the dialogues and the software would take care of the rest? What if all of this was possible right in your browser and as a bonus the video got posted to YouTube to share with your friends? The YouTube.com Create gives that power to anyone and your apps can join in the fun using the YouTube API.
There are a number of ways of delivering data in real-time but until recently it has looked like PubSubHubbub, with the backing of Google, was going to be the preferred method. However, the past couple of weeks have seen a couple of interesting developments which could indicate that the developer community may actually prefer HTTP Streaming.