If you have had a wish to create a cool web-based application that makes a person's comic book collection fun to go through, then Microsoft has something that's right up your alley. This week the company launched ExcelMashup.com, a new site that lets anyone create web-based apps that use a number of Microsoft's products, including the Excel spreadsheet program.
The site has a number of examples of what can be done with the ExcelMashup.com site. One is called Destination Explorer that lets you select a region of the world, then a city or park. Finally you can select what the weather is like in your selected area or how many visitors it gets in a year. It even uses Bing Maps to show you the area in question. It's a very simple and limited app, but obviously a lot more can be done with ExcelMashup.com with more information so it'll be interesting to see if anything cool comes from the website.