The main feature of 0.8 release is introduction of agents. There are currently three types of agents: <ul><li>Echo Agent - echos messages from a source to an outlet. </li><li>Router Agent - creates a virtual outlet that routes messages to multiple outlets. </li><li>Ticker Agent - detects incoming messages containing stock ticker symbols and adds relevent links to financial sites (currently only Yahoo Financial is supported).</li></ul> For my own use, I have following agents working for me: <ul><li><em>Flicker2Twitter</em> echo agent monitors my Flickr feed for photos tagged 'tweet' then echos it's title plus shortened Flickr link to my Twitter account.</li><li><em>Twitter2Others</em> echo agent monitors my Twitter account for messages from me then posts them to a <em>Others</em> outlet.</li><li><em>Others</em> router agent that posts incoming messages to my Jaiku and Pownce accounts.</li></ul> Three agents works together so that, when I snap and mail a photo to Flickr using my iPhone, it will show up in Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce automatically as long as I have Appily running on my desktop at home. These agents are good examples of client-side web services which I think we'll be seeing a lot of in the future; services on the edge, if you will. Anyway, please give it a whirl during the holiday season and contribute ideas or complaints via <a href="//groups.google.com/group/appily-users">Appily Users</a> forum cuz, so far, I am my worst critic which is bad news.