Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications

Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications 2008 – The Complete List

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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: www.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.


7. Booking Angel

Booking Angel

Website: www.bookingangel.com

Person/Company: Dean McEvoy/ David Watson

Description: Service for restaurants to take online bookings without needing a computer. Expanding into the US. Coming features include a validated restaurant rating system.


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Gnoos.com.au

Website: www.gnoos.com.au

Person/Company: Red Lion Ventures (Ben Barren/ Michael Leone/ Peter Burley)

Description: Australian blog and media search engine that indexes over 150,000 sources. Services include providing large companies with detailed information on blog and social media references to their activities, and syndication of blog content to media organisations.


9. Scouta

Scouta

Website: 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.


10. RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot

Website: www.retailmenot.com

Person/Company: Stateless Systems (Guy King/ Bevan Clark)

Description: Community sharing of discount coupons with major presence in the US. Provides multiple ways to access coupon information, including through widgets, gadgets and browser plug-ins.


11. vibEngine

vibEngine

Website: 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.


12. Enhanced Media Platform

Enhanced Media Platform

Website: www.enikos.com

Person/Company: Enikos (Jonathan Wolfe/ Mike Nicholls)

Description: Video advertising platform based on the MPEG-21 video standard that allows publishers to create or mashup widgets, and enables user interactivity and targeted advertising.


13. Rememberthemilk

Rememberthemilk

Website: www.rememberthemilk.com

Person/Company: Emily Boyd/ Omar Kilani

Description: Web, mobile and IM shareable to-do lists with features including location. Over 500,000 users globally.


14. OurWishingWell

OurWishingWell

Website: www.ourwishingwell.com

Person/Company: Joseph Renzi

Description: Gift registry that enables people to donate towards presents around the world. Strong revenue and international presence.


15. StreetAdvisor

StreetAdvisor

Website: www.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.


16. TheBroth

TheBroth

Website: www.thebroth.com

Person/Company: TheBroth (Markus Weichselbaum)

Description: Browser-based real-time collaborative art application. TheBroth, which also has over 13 million users of its Facebook applications, is shortly relocating to San Francisco from Perth.


17. Plugger

Plugger

Website: www.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: 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.


19. COZero

COZero

Website: www.cozero.com.au

Person/Company: Nick Armstrong/ Dan Sullivan

Description: Site to calculate and offset personal and business carbon emissions. Includes ability to publicly share carbon emission profiles and utilities such as car pooling.


20. SwapAce

SwapAce

Website: www.swapace.com

Person/Company: Joseph Renzi

Description: An online market place to sell, buy and swap products, services, employment and events. Enables bartering of products and services, multiple offers and counter-offers and negotiation on non-financial components.


21. Particls

Particls

Website: 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.


22. VastPark

VastPark

Website: www.vastpark.com

Person/Company: Bruce Joy

Description: Enables individuals and companies to create custom 3D interactive virtual worlds or games and build their own distributed social networks. VastPark uses open standards to enable sharing and remixing of virtual worlds for entertainment, education, and business collaboration.


23. Ripple

Ripple

Website: www.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.


24. MeBeam

MeBeam

Website: www.mebeam.com

Person/Company: Ashod Apakian

Description: Web based video conferencing providing instant live video calls for up to 16 people simultaneously.


25. Loc8

Loc8

Website: www.smartpath.com.au

Person/Company: Smartpath (David Hodges/ Owen Batt)

Description: Asset management and help desk management software delivered as an online service.


26. 2vouch

2vouch

Website: www.2vouch.com

Person/Company: 2Vouch

Description: Social job recruitment service. Uses social networks such as FaceBook, MySpace and LinkedIn to distribute job listings, and enables employers and recruiters to reach passive candidates who have personal recommendations. Customers pay only on placement and get a money back guarantee.


27. Builtwith

Builtwith

Website: www.builtwith.com

Person/Company: Gary Brewer

Description: Automated reports on website and search engine optimization, including basic information for free and paid detail reports.


28. Supervirals

Supervirals

Website: www.supervirals.com

Person/Company: MassMedia Studios (Jon Skinner/ Christian Finucane/ Steve Lennon)

Description: Site where users submit brand ideas and content in response to advertisers’ briefs. Is looking for US funding to support its expansion into this market.


29. BugMeNot

BugMeNot

Website: www.bugmenot.com

Person/Company: Stateless Systems (Guy King/ Bevan Clark)

Description: Service to enable web users to bypass websites’ compulsory registrations by sharing logins and disposable email addresses.


30. Pikistrips

Pikistrips

Website: www.pikistrips.com

Person/Company: Pikicentral (Neil Pentland/ Mark Pentland/ Greg Pentland)

Description: Create comic strips using uploaded images, with user rating and ability to put comics on merchandise.


31. dLook

dLook

Website: www.dlook.com.au

Person/Company: Meg Tsiamis

Description: Local online business directory with a variety of features, including mapping, embedding YouTube videos, and user rating of businesses. Competes with Sensis.


32. Mojikan

Mojikan

Website: www.mojikan.com

Person/Company: MOR(F) Dynamics

Description: Virtual world where users create virtual pets that communicate via intelligent agent instant messaging technologies.


33. Menulog

Menulog

Website: www.menulog.com.au

Person/Company: Menulog Pty Ltd

Description: Eating out guide, including user ratings, search, and a ‘My Restaurants’ Facebook app.


34. Blogarate

Blogarate

Website: www.blogarate.com

Person/Company: Clarke Scott

Description: Online service and widget to enable readers to rate blog posts and find related items.


35. PickupPal

PickupPal

Website: www.pickuppal.com

Person/Company: John Stewart/ Eric Dewhirst

Description: Matches drivers of private vehicles to passengers or packages to be picked up, enabling the payment of an agreed fee and providing user-contributed driver ratings.


36. Powerhouse Museum Collection Search

Powerhouse Museum Collection Search

Website: www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database

Person/Company: Powerhouse Museum (Sebastian Chan)

Description: Interface to museum collection combining user tagging (folksonomies) with formal taxonomies to provide recommendations.


37. Peepel

Peepel

Website: www.peepel.com

Person/Company: Stephen Kelly

Description: Suite of web applications (word processing, spreadsheet, contact manager etc.) that allow multiple applications in the same window.


38. Feedity

Feedity

Website: www.feedity.com

Person/Company: Ashutosh Nilkanth

Description: Generates RSS feeds for web pages without syndication format.


39. Genbook

Genbook

Website: www.genbook.com

Person/Company: Rody Moore

Description: Online booking and appointments system for small business. Has moved its headquarters to San Francisco.


40. CushyCMS

CushyCMS

Website: www.cushycms.com

Person/Company: Stateless Systems (Guy King/ Bevan Clark)

Description: Service that allows clients of web developers to edit website content directly.


41. Vquence

Vquence

Website: www.vquence.com

Person/Company: Chris Gilbey/Silvia Pfeiffer

Description: Enables users to create video montages of slices from different videos, and creates automated sequences of most popular videos for browsing. The resulting video compilations click through to the video source, and can be embedded in any website.


42. Ador

Ador

Website: www.ador.com.au

Person/Company: Zhu Cheng/ Xin Zhang

Description: Community site for rating and searching for restaurants and dining-out. Includes mapping and other features.


43. Uvouch

Uvouch

Website: www.uvouch.com

Person/Company: Parveen Panwar

Description: Community for sharing favourite online content and discussions in groups and fan clubs, including creation and sharing of playlists. Primarily international audience.


44. Popnets

Popnets

Website: www.popnets.com

Person/Company: Buzka (Raphe Patmore)

Description: Application to share, organise and discover favourite pages within interest groups such as travel.


45. Quotify

Quotify

Website: www.quotify.com.au

Person/Company: Peter Crowe

Description: Customers for home services specify requirements and are provided with quotations from selected providers, providing ratings and reviews on suppliers and their experience.


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Website: www.inthemix.com.au

Person/Company: The Sound Alliance (Neil Ackland/ Cliff Rosenberg)

Description: Australian dance music forum and social network.


47. NationMaster

NationMaster

Website: www.nationmaster.com

Person/Company: Rapid Intelligence (Luke Metcalfe)

Description: Aggregator of highly diverse data on countries that can be used to generate charts and graphs. Strong global traffic.


48. Adimade

Adimade

Website: www.adimade.com

Person/Company: Jake Lawton/ Nat Graf

Description: Service to submit video ads to respond to requested projects, and vote on the best. The selected ad receives a pre-defined prize of cash or other rewards.


49. Cagora

Cagora

Website: www.australia.cagora.com

Person/Company: Rob Anderson

Description: Community site with multiple functionality including user generated content and affiliate revenue for members.


50. Omnidrive

Omnidrive

Website: www.omnidrive.com

Person/Company: Nik Cubrilovic

Description: Online storage allowing aggregation of files from desktop and online applications, and online publishing and sharing of any kind of file. Encountering competition from Google and Microsoft. Has been rumoured for several months to be going under, but is still functioning.


51. Zaabiz

Zaabiz

Website: www.zaabiz.com.au

Person/Company: Michael Brecht

Description: Australian social networking site for professionals.


52. Minti

Minti

Website: 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.


53. HooJano

Hoojana

Website: www.hoojano.com.au

Person/Company: Mike Giuffrida

Description: Social recruitment site that enables people to recommend people for positions, and earn referral fees.


54. Top Bargains

Top Bargains

Website: www.topbargains.com.au

Person/Company: Top Bargains

Description: Sharing of bargains and discount offers, in which people submit bargains and recommend them into popular lists.


55. Norg Media

Norg Media

Website: 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.


56. Buzka

Buzka

Website: www.buzka.com

Person/Company: Raphe Patmore

Description: Social bookmarking site enabling users to create Spots on particular topics.


57. Saasu

Saasu

Website: www.saasu.com

Person/Company: Marc Lehmann/ Peter Cooper/ Grant Young

Description: Comprehensive online financial and accounting application, including integrated access to external applications such as mapping and search across social networks.


58. 88 Miles

88 Miles

Website: www.88miles.net

Person/Company: Myles Eftos

Description: Online time-tracking utility for professionals, including project allocation and time punch in and out.


59. Loconut

Loconut

Website: www.loconut.com.au

Person/Company: Alex Blain/ Allan Loh

Description: Community social networking site based on user-submitted and syndicated content. It is currently focused on WA and will expand across Australia.


60. Docoloco

Docoloco

Website: www.docoloco.com

Person/Company: Johnny Cussen/ Chris Mander

Description: Site for sharing recommendations on local businesses including restaurants.


61. Kwoff

Kwoff

Website: www.kwoff.com.au

Person/Company: Dan Walsh/ Stephen Mayne/ Greg Barnes

Description: User voting on the most interesting content for an Australian audience, including news, photos and video.


62. Chin Swing

Chin Swing

Website: www.chinswing.com

Person/Company: Dean Worth

Description: Online discussion site that allows people to record voice messages to build a conversation.


63. Flogd

Flogd

Website: www.flogd.com

Person/Company: Phillip Kingston/ Edward Thomson

Description: Allows online product shops to be easily set up and integrated into websites and social network pages.


64. Invoiceplace

Invoiceplace

Website: www.invoiceplace.com

Person/Company: Scott Carpenter

Description: Creates and keeps track of quotes, invoices, and payments.


65. MyCyberTwin

MyCyberTwin

Website: www.mycybertwin.com

Person/Company: Liesl Capper/ John Zakos

Description: Social networking site populated by virtual personalities that learn their owners personalities’ so they can engage in autonomous messaging with people.


66. Not Good Enough

Not Good Enough

Website: www.notgoodenough.org

Person/Company: Brandaide

Description: Consumer feedback site to voice gripes or compliments about companies. Companies are provided with updates and the opportunity to engage directly with consumers.


67. Gooruze

Gooruze

Website: 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


68. Tiinker

Tiinker

Website: www.tiinker.com

Person/Company: Deep Grey Labs (Alex North/ Oleg Sushkov)

Description: Personalised news and content recommendations based on individual preferences and opinions.


69. MyCosm

MyCosm

Website: www.mycosm.com

Person/Company: Simmersion

Description: Free custom 3D virtual worlds, including personal selection of users and integration with external social networks and content creation and sharing applications. In Beta.


70. Global Surfari

Global Surfari

Website: www.globalsurfari.com

Person/Company: Gary Brewer

Description: Provides free surf forecasts, reports, predictions, weather forecasts and surf accomodation for global surfing locations


71. Raveabout it

Raveabout it

Website: www.raveaboutit.com.au

Person/Company: Tim Griffin/ Mark Rimmer

Description: Local business search based on user reviews and ratings. The platform is used by other directories.


72. RAYV

RAYV

Website: www.rayv.com.au

Person/Company: Anil Sabharwal

Description: Local business directory including reviews, ratings and recommendations.


73. AustraliaForum

AustraliaForum

Website: www.australiaforum.com

Person/Company: AustraliaForum

Description: Forum for discussion of travel and living in Australia.


74. Blocklayer

Blocklayer

Website: www.blocklayer.com

Person/Company: Greg Tarrant

Description: Online calculator for builders, including layout for stairs and gazebos. Includes a services for mobiles.


75. eWise Systems

eWise Systems

Website: www.ewisesystems.com

Person/Company: Alexander Grinberg

Description: Financial account aggregation performed on client-side.


76. Fwditon.com

Fwditon.com

Website: www.fwditon.com

Person/Company: Fwditon

Description: Rating and sharing of funny emails, videos, and photos.


77. RocketReader

RocketReader

Website: www.rocketreader.com

Person/Company: RocketReader

Description: Speed reading application including online service with ability to share self-created tests.


78. Si-Mi.com

Si-Mi.com

Website: www.si-mi.com

Person/Company: Si-Mi.com

Description: Site enabling creators to sell content including videos, music, podcasts and games. The online community provides ratings of the content.


79. Publicity Wheel

Publicity Wheel

Website: www.publicitywheel.com

Person/Company: Mark Schumann

Description: Collaborative promotion service in which websites are selected to be promoted to all members.


80. The Fame Experiment

The Fame Experiment

Website: www.fameexperiment.com

Person/Company: Mark Schumann

Description: Allocates points to people based on their promotion of the experiment, selects individuals through the network, and invites them to blog about their experience.


81. Pikifx

Pikifx

Website: www.pikifx.com

Person/Company: Pikicentral (Neil Pentland/ Mark Pentland/ Greg Pentland)

Description: Simple online tool for modifying images.


82. SameSame.com.au

SameSame.com.au

Website: www.samesame.com.au

Person/Company: The Sound Alliance (Neil Ackland/ Cliff Rosenberg)

Description: Australian gay forum and social network.


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fasterlouder.com.au

Website: www.fasterlouder.com.au

Person/Company: The Sound Alliance (Neil Ackland/ Cliff Rosenberg)

Description: Australian rock music forum and social network.


84. Buttonator

Buttonator

Website: www.buttonator.com

Person/Company: Pikicentral (Neil Pentland/ Mark Pentland/ Greg Pentland)

Description: Drag and drop button creator for websites


85. Oziwi

Oziwi

Website: www.oziwi.com

Person/Company: Gregg Nelson

Description: Recently launched social network focusing on Australia and NZ.


86. Ovosuite

Ovosuite

Website: www.ovosuite.com

Person/Company: Ovosuite

Description: Online office applications including document sharing, calendar, forums, and minute maker.


87. Confer

Confer

Website: www.confer.com.au

Person/Company: Rod L’Huillier

Description: Social news sharing, recommendations, and discussion.


88. Pxcream

Pxcream

Website: www.pxcream.com

Person/Company: Pierre Sauvignon

Description: Enables professional and semi-professional photographers to showcase their pictures, sell images and services, and engage in community discussions and activities.


89. Facts Online

Facts Online

Website: www.factsonline.com.au

Person/Company: Chris Jolly/ Rafael Cohen/ Richard Sheehan

Description: Online personal financial calculator, including budgeting, cashflow and superannuation calculations.


90. Booze Counter

Booze Counter

Website: www.boozecounter.com.au

Person/Company: Tim Willis

Description: Online service to help people track their drinking habits.


91. Factbites

Factbites

Website: www.factbites.com

Person/Company: Rapid Intelligence (Luke Metcalfe)

Description: Search engine that provides full sentence, meaningful results distilled from a range of sources.


92. The Roar

The Roar

Website: www.theroar.com.au

Person/Company: Conversant Media

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


93. Service Seeking

Service Seeking

Website: www.serviceseeking.com.au

Person/Company: Service Seeking (Jeremy Levitt/ Oliver Pennington)

Description: Companies bid to win jobs of all kinds, and are rated on their performance. Covers both local services such as gardening and remote services such as IT, where it competes with global services such as elance.com.


94. SuburbView

SuburbView

Website: www.suburbview.com

Person/Company: Mark Ferris

Description: Real estate search engine using mapping to show listings, including RSS feeds and alerts to mobile.


95. Writetomyblog

Writetomyblog

Website: www.writetomyblog.com

Person/Company: Mark Ashcroft

Description: Web-based word processor for bloggers.


96. BEE

BEE

Website: www.onmyweb.net

Person/Company: Jacky Ko

Description: Collaborative website editing platform


97. RosterLive

RosterLive

Website: www.rosterlive.com

Person/Company: RosterLive

Description: Online workforce management software, including rostering and attendance.


98. Chop or Champion

Chop or Champion

Website: www.choporchampion.com

Person/Company: Brian Vella

Description: Community site for followers of Australian sports, enabling users to discuss the performance of teams and players and to ‘chop’ or ‘champion’ them.


99. Spyk

Spyk

Website: www.spyk.com

Person/Company: Tim Kremer/ Andrew Franklin

Description: Property search integrated with mapping.


100. Buggerall

Buggerall

Website: www.buggerall.com.au

Person/Company: Australian Blogs

Description: Blog search based on tags.