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I like goodreads


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MusicBrainz is the most comprehensive database that I know of. It's not very user-friendly, though--it's just a raw database. Last.fm is a nice alternative, but it's not quite as comprehensive. Also, the content is mainly user-generated, which means there may be some mistakes in labeling. Still, it gives some cool statistics and has some other neat features ...


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Sounds like you should try Ragic. You design your tables like spreadsheet, but all data is stored in database, and the problem of linking the IDs that you mentioned won't be an issue since you can use a drop down to select entries from another table.


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Have you considerd this? The way Google Docs spreadsheets now can be used as (very) simple databases is by using a form (one single form per spreadsheet/workbook) to sequentially input data, o by using an Import function to retrieve data from a public web based source - the ImportRange function allow retrieving data from other Google Docs spreadsheets ...


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myLittleAdmin Website Live demo myLittleAdmin is the first web-based management tool specially designed for MS SQL Server 2005 and 2008. It allows managing most objects of MS SQL Server databases and servers through a web browser. myLittleAdmin is fully integrated with the best hosting control panels (Plesk, DNP, Helm, ...) but can ...


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Have you looked at Shelfari? Looks good to me, even though some features of LibraryThing are still missing.


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Try using the Forms functionality that is already provided by Google: http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=87809 This help article shows you how to set up a form, and the form responses go to a Google Spreadsheet with all of the data. You could create a simple form that asks users to enter an email address and hit "Submit" The ...


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If you're familiar with spreadsheets like Excel, I would suggest Ragic Builder. You can design your online database just like creating a spreadsheet form, and it can cover pretty much most of what you would need in a business database application. If you're a developer you can extend and customize it with HTTP API and server-side Javascript. www.ragic.com ...


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I played around with books.google.com. It works great for keeping an online library. (You can find my personal library here.) There is also the Amazon Reading List Plugin for LinkedIn If you're a big LinkedIn user.


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As much as it pains me to say it - use Bing Maps instead. You can store notes, Photo URLs and website URLs to keep tabs on your listings. The My Places lists are also a lot easier for collating into a form of grouping (useful for your Estate Agent example). As you mentioned http://rightmove.co.uk it may be worth looking at other data sets in the UK - to ...


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Don't know if this meets your needs, but many of the BigOven recipes include calorie and nutritional information. They've got a RESTful API.


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You might consider Amazon's SimpleDB service. If your application is small enough in scale, it would probably be free or effectively free (e.g. less than a dollar per month). You certainly can't beat its reliability, although it won't give you the familiarity of something like MySQL: http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb/


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There isn't currently a way to import data, though it may be added in the future.


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How about Ragic? You can create forms like a spreadsheet, and open it to the public so everyone can create entries on it. It also have access right management to control whether the user can see or be able to modify an entry. And it's web based like you asked.


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Nothing that is free will be as reliable as something that you pay for. Where is the incentive for the hosting company to keep it going? This application will be used by many people How many in total and how many at once? This will be important to any solution as you'll need to choose the solution that will cope with the demand. The only guaranteed ...


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You can use Google Sites for the free website part, and then you have access to their API's in any google service via Google App Scripts. Help on using Apps Scripts in your site is available too. After looking at a lot of questions about replacements for Access and Zoho Creator I compiled the following: http://www.zoho.com/creator ...


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In terms of a "web app that comes closest to the sketch and or description", my first thought was Google Squared - but alas, it no longer exists (I thought it was an amazing innovation). But here's something to try: http://www.wolframalpha.com. Enter a search term such as mammals or presidents.


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According to this page on the Wikitravel site: There are currently no database dumps of Wikitravel available for download. Some people have asked to make dumps available. However, the article does go on to state: Reasons to make dumps available makes it easier for other sites to use WT info will make the Offline_Reader_Expedition ...


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NearlyFreeSpeech.com has ridiculously cheap mysql hosting. About $7.30/year.


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Search for "key" in the images library section


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I've decided to go with Zoho Creator, which does everything I need.


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database.com has recently opened to the public. Owned by Salesforce it has a very easy to use frontend and a stable cloud architecture. Caveat: it's only free up to 100k records for 3 users.


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You can also try http://www.zoho.com/creator/ which is very simple and can allow you to create a simple database


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I am building such an online database app, over Google App Engine. It is called iFreeTools Creator and is available at http://creator.ifreetools.com iFreeTools Creator has out-of-the-box integration with other Google services including with Google Contacts (import/upload from your custom database) and Google Docs (attach files from docs to database ...


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I'd suggest MyTaskHelper. It has unlimited account with easy-to-use UI.


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Google Apps Sites + Apps Script + GUI Builder (in Apps Script) + App Engine is a possibility, tho would take some work. Note that as mentioned previously, using GDocs spreadsheets (as tables with API lookups) does limit you to how much data you can store. I have used it for writing a custom gmail gadget to include other address info exported from an SQL ...


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Try Zoho Creator. You can create the database from scratch or import. Zoho Creator lets you embed Forms and Views in your website by pasting a few lines of code. Pricing depends on number of users & records. For 2 users & 1000 records, it's free.


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I found this: http://platform.fatsecret.com/api/ Personally haven't used it though.


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Try the Voting Information Project: http://elections.neworganizing.com/polldata/index.php



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