Are you mashup dreaming but don't know how to write code? Are you thinking about how you would like to blend a Google Map with an eBay search and plot the auctions dates on a calendar? If you answered yes to these questions you might want to check out Teqlo.
Teqlo recently launched a mashup platform that allows users to pull together a page consisting of a number of widgets or modules that communicate and work with one another. Teqlo has created a mashup builder application that enables users that do not know how to code to create mashups as mentioned on their site:
"We are committed to giving non-technical users the capability to create mashup applications that help them get things done without knowing anything about APIs, coding, and scripting."
It gives users a few dozen widgets to add to an application canvas. Each widget can then be setup to communicate with other widgets thus creating a mashup with interactive capabilities. I created a simple mashup and have included the screen-shot below. It is not the prettiest presentation but I find the concept interesting.
Teqlo reminds me of Ning, another mashup platform that enable users to create custom mashups with limited coding knowledge. However, I feel that all these platforms, Teqlo, Ning and Yahoo Pipes, are geared towards a 'geek-centric' crowd. They are still too complex to attract and maintain the interest of a mainstream user (i.e. my sister would NEVER use any of these products). You can get a quick demo of Teqlo in action by going here or by watching the video below.