XMethods (via Sarabian) have a list of web services which seems quite interesting. Although a lot of them seem pretty arbitrary (the random Neil Finn lyric server or the magic square finder, for example), it’s apparent that there’s the possibility of multiple useful services being created; I can see a time when a simple web application could merely be a thin layer over the top of externally provided services, and I can certainly see how bits like a Euro currency converter and a street address verifier could be tied into an existing application. The geographical services do seem to be pretty US-centric, but that’s the way it is, I suppose. It would be very neat to see the Royal Mail offer this kind of service as a layer beside their web-based postcode finder. ——-
Web services list
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