Wappalyzer – A Tool That Identifies Technologies Used In Websites

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If you haven’t heard of Product Hunt, you’re missing out big time! Product Hunt, which was founded by Ryan Hoover, is an online website that shines light on the latest, geekiest products, mobile apps, websites, and more every day!

Wappalyzer, which was posted on May 3rd, has been voted the best product of the day with a total of 376 votes at the time of this writing. What does it do? Wappalyzer is a software – as a startup – that identifies technologies used to build a variety of websites. The fact that it comes as a browser extension makes it so much more valuable to the user – it’s easy to access. Furthermore, Wappalyzer detects content managment systems, eCommerce platforms, web servers, JavaScript frameworks, and even analytic tools just to name a few.

At the time of this writing, Wappalyzer has identified 745 technologies 6,957,299,416 times on 75,981,973 sites. Not only are these numbers very impressive, they continue to skyrocket every second.

On its landing page, Wappalyzer lists the leading technologies of several industry’s. For instance, the “Advertising Networks” industry’s leading technology is Google AdSense. The leading technology for the “Blog” industry, however, is WordPress. And last but not least, the leading technology for the “Maps” industry is Google Maps (a no-brainer :-)).

Wappalyzer allows you to download a browser extension with which you can do a limited number of things; however, it also allows you to pay for website lists which deliver valuable insights to software creators and marketeers.

A Cheap Upgrade To Windows 8!


It looks as like Microsoft have set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. If your PC runs any of the following: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, you will be entitled to a download that will upgrade your system to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets! To make life even easier, you’ll be able to  add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after you finish the upgrade.

When you use Windows.com to purchase the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading very simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.

The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will check to make sure your PC is ready for Windows 8. It will also provides a report in order to let you know if there’s anything you may want to address prior to the upgrade or after. Don’t worry, you will be able to bring along with you your old Windows settings. Personal files, apps, pictures, videos, and so on will be transferred onto Windows 8 at your discretion. You will also have the option of starting fresh without any of your previous settings.

However, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion.

IOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch, & iPad Coming this November

At the moment IOS 4.1 is the newest Software update, which Apple released. IOS 4.1 was released a few weeks ago, & has also been released with the new iPod Touch 4th Generation. It the is the most popular software update so far. It contains 100+ new features such as:

  • Multi-tasking
  • Game Center
  • Folders
  • Even better Mail

These features are the most popular ones, but Apple announced that they were going to release a brand new IOS 4.2 Update for the iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch in November. At the moment the iPad is running IOS 3.o, but will soon be running IOS 4.2 next to the iPod Touch & the iPhone. Watch out for IOS 4.2 coming this November.