Rhizosphere is amongst us! Rhizosphere is my most recent project and is an innovative approach to help you navigate and filter through your data. Lightweight, web-based, intuitive, its purpose is to provide a simple but effective way to flow through your data, isolate them, filter them and help you locate that information that you know it’s there, but it’s lost amidst the noise.
It’s 100% pure HTML and JS, no Flash, no Java, no Silverlight, no plugins. You just need your browser.
The Rhizosphere project focuses both on traditional and innovative ways to browse through data:
- A desktop like metaphor, with Selections and Drag’n’Drop
- Dynamic Filtering
- Data layouting
- Data fetching and remoting
- Interoperability with multiple sources
- Color coding and information clouds
The project focuses on merging together the benefits of the desktop metaphor with the ubiquity and flexibilty of a web based approach. Rhizosphere integrates with other technologies and can be used to navigate your data inside Google Docs and Google Gadgets.
To get started, take a look at this video that embeds Rhizosphere in a Google spreadsheet and uses its capabilities to filter through the data.