I’m reposting the list now, partly as the full list is no longer available from the ReadWriteWeb site for some reason, and also because I will be updating the list soon.
The first update I will make – hopefully in the next couple of weeks – is simply an alphabetical list of the 25 or so additional interesting applications I have come across since the list was posted.
Then in a few months I will release the top Web 2.0 apps list for 2008, again scanning the landscape to see what’s out there, and coming up with a highly subjective ranking of their prominence by selected criteria (Web 2.0 characteristics; coolness/ innovation; maturity; and commercial success/ number of users).
Over the last weeks there have been numerous rumors that our #1 pick for last year, Omnidrive, is in trouble, though their website and forum are currently up and running. CEO Nik Cubrilovic says that the company is profitable and problems are simply from being too busy, so let’s wait and see what the reality is. Most of the rest of the top 10 have flourished, and a number of apps lower in the list are now strong contenders for top places. Overall the development of the companies on the list has been extremely healthy.
Our Enterprise 2.0 Executive Forum on 19 February will focus more on what is happening in applying Web 2.0 applications inside the firewall. We may run some kind of Australian Web 2.0 awards or showcase later in the year, depending on our organizational bandwidth.
Please let me know if there are other interesting Australian Web 2.0 apps I should be aware of for our next lists.