As part of the Recline launch I put together quickly some very simple demo apps one of which was called Timeliner:
This uses the Recline timeline component (which itself is a relatively thin wrapper around the excellent Verite timeline) plus the Recline Google docs backend to provide an easy way for people to make timelines backed by a Google Docs spreadsheet.
As an example of use, I started work on a “spending stories” timeline about the bankruptcy of US cities (esp in California) as a result of the “Great Recession” (source spreadsheet). I’ve also created an example timeline of major wars, a screenshot of which I’ve inlined:
Source code for the Timeliner is here: https://github.com/okfn/timeliner
If you have suggestions for improvements, want to see the ones that already exist, or, gasp, find a bug please see the issue tracker: https://github.com/okfn/timeliner/issues