MindMeister, one of the leading web-based mind mapping tools available today, yesterday announced the availability of the new MindMeister API – a set of programming standards that allows anyone to write applications that interact with MindMeister maps. To prove what’s possible, the developer has posted two demonstration apps to its blog. Documentation for the API is also available.
What does this mean to visual mappers? We ought to see an explosion of "mashups" for MindMeister in the coming months, which combine features of MindMeister with other desktop and online applications. If you’ve seen all the different things that are being done with Google Maps, Flickr and other online services, then you know what I’m talking about!