Teqlo is at the forefront of a new type of application, including Yahoo Pipes and others, where end users can put together their own applications and mashups without any knowledge of programming. Every organisation, no matter what size, has processes and ad hoc systems to track and do things in between the major operational systems that they use. In the past, these would have been manual, or maybe based on some sort of Excel spreadsheet with some macros. Anybody who can use Excel, will have absolutely no problem with Teqlo.
The product allows you to put together web deployed, light weight applications from a collection of components and widgets in a drag and drop environment. Itâ€™s very easy to drive. Eventually there will be an inventory of ready made application for you to use, or copy as the starting point for your own thing. This opens up a whole host of customer service or customer relationship type applications that a small business might use, but there is nothing to stop you using Teqlo for any part of the business process. As their business and installed base grows, so will their library of widgets and applications, and the product will become even more useful.
They have just moved to â€œopen betaâ€ status, which means you can create an account and try it out. They are taking a bit of a risk with this approach, so bear in mind you are seeing the product at an early stage. They are hoping they get constructive feedback from early users, and build up a useful library of user generated applications that will help the whole community.
To get a feel for how it works, take a look at the 2 minute Intro Teqlo promo.