What do most WS directories have in common?
Most Web Services directories have one thing in common: they are totally bugged at the point of being totally unusable. Indeed I have tried to submit the Lokad Forecasting Web Services to several directories. Namely:
- BindingPoint.com: registration process crashes and the ASP.Net default exception page.
- WSIndex.org: can’t even login, gets a fatal cgi-bin error while trying.
- XMethod.com: website painfully designed, registration succeeds but submission crashes.
- Dmoz.org: “Submit URL” gets me to a page Service Temporarily Unavailable (it has been that way for the last 2 weeks)
It’s almost unbelievable that so many top-ranked web sites (try web services directory on Google) are not even able to achieve something as simple as a registration process.
On the positive side, I have found
wsfinder.jot.com which is by far the most usable WS directory out there IMO.