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Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications

The BRW has officially launched it’s top Australian web2.0 applications.

Here’s a selection of the ones I am familiar with :-

5. Engagd

Engagd

Website: http://www.engagd.com/

Person/Company: Faraday Media (Chris Saad/ Ashley Angell)

Description: Web service application that creates ‘attention profiles’ of users, and enables these to be used in customising services and content for users.

6. MyVirtualHome

MyVirtualHome

Website: http://mvh.com.au/

Person/Company: Greg Lane/ Paul Condon

Description: Allows users to create an accurate 3D walk-through model of their home, preview renovation possibilities and products provided by vendors, and contact service suppliers. People can share their home interiors and gardens for collaborative design. The viewing software will soon be available as a free download, allowing manufacturers and retailers to display products and themed homes in interactive 3D on their websites. Software being sold and licensed in a number of overseas countries.

9. Scouta

Scouta

Website: http://www.recommendationventures.com/

Person/Company: Richard Giles/ Graeme Sutherland

Description: Collaborative filtering and recommendation engine provided as a web service for online retailers or entertainment providers. The consumer site Scouta.com provides personalised recommendations for video and audio.

11. vibEngine

vibEngine

Website: http://www.vibecapital.com/

Person/Company: Vibe Capital (Clay Cook/ Rachel Cook/ Jackie Shervington)

Description: Richly featured social community platform used by Vibe Capital’s Minti and Gooruze, and licensed to a number of overseas clients.

15. StreetAdvisor

StreetAdvisor

Website: http://streetadvisor.com.au/

Person/Company: Jason Spencer/ Adam Spencer

Description: Residents rate their streets and localities on criteria such as public facilities, noise, and neighbourly spirit, and write reviews. Users earn ‘streetcred’ and ‘local experts’ are appointed. The primary focus is on Australia, US, UK and Canada, but it has been launched in many other countries.

17. Plugger

Plugger

Website: http://plugger.com.au/

Person/Company: Stephen Phillips/ Richard Slatter

Description: Australian news aggregator covering mainstream and social media, and providing recent trends in coverage of leading companies and people.

18. Tangler

Tangler

Website: http://www.tangler.com/

Person/Company: Martin Wells/ Alex von Kotze/ Mick Liubinskas

Description: Customisable live forums with features including embedding discussions into blogs and social networks. Popular with Australian and US technology start-ups for their user forums.

21. Particls

Particls

Website: http://www.particls.com/

Person/Company: Faraday Media (Chris Saad/ Ashley Angell)

Description: Application and browser plug-in that uses the Engagd web service to provide personalized news and alerts based on users’ attention profiles.

23. Ripple

Ripple

Website: http://ripple.org/

Person/Company: Matt Tilleard/ Mack Nevill/ Jehan Ratnatunga/ Simon Griffiths

Description: Charity site that generates income for donation through advertising and sponsorship. Buttons and search boxes are available on Facebook, widgets for blogs and websites, Google gadgets, and browser toolbars.

52. Minti

Minti

Website: http://www.minti.com/

Person/Company: Vibe Capital (Clay Cook/ Rachel Cook/ Jackie Shervington)

Description: Online forums and community for parents, including tagging, rating and comments. Based on VibeCapital’s vibEngine platform.

55. Norg Media

Norg Media

Website: http://www.norg.com.au/

Person/Company: Bronwen Clune

Description: Citizen journalism websites that allow local residents to report and comment on what is happening in their city and community. Currently available in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. ure directions include licensing the platform into overseas markets.

67. Gooruze

Gooruze

Website: http://www.gooruze.com/

Person/Company: Vibe Capital (Clay Cook/ Rachel Cook/ Jackie Shervington)

Description: Social network for online marketers. Includes ranking of members and their submissions based on their contributions and user ratings. Based on VibeCapital’s vibEngine

92. The Roar

The Roar

Website: http://www.theroar.com.au/

Person/Company: Conversant Media

Description: Australian sports opinion site, including user generated content and discussion.

100. Buggerall

Buggerall

Website: http://www.buggerall.com.au/

Person/Company: Australian Blogs

Description: Blog search based on tags.


It’s great to see Australian companies making their mark in the global web2.0 space.  I hope that these companies can inspire more innovation.

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