Dion and I are at Adobe’s Engage 2008 event to talk about the present and future of the AIR platform. I’ve skipped blogging the intro by Adobe’s CEO and CTO; I’ll go back and cover some of that.
Two guys from the New York Times are on stage talking about Shifd at the moment. Shifd.com, a website and an AIR application written by two folks in the New York Times “R&D lab.” The concept is a way of “shifting” content from the desktop to mobile and back again. It started as a hack that won a contest a year ago and is now a beta application.
The idea is that you can store three types of snippets: notes, links, and places. You can store them via a web (HTML) interface, an AIR interface, or sending SMS messages. They also have a nice iPhone HTML version of the HTML interface. So, if you add a note via the web interface, it’s available via the other interfaces.
Dion leaned over and whispered, “Or, you could write the address down on a piece of paper, email it to yourself, etc.” Yeah, good point.
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Piece of paper?….Sure. Then, once you’ve written down the number on a gum wrapper, you can sniff out of few quarters and walk down a couple of long blocks to a pay phone. Great plan. You can also keep track of your phone-calling budget by tallying up the amounts on your Abacus.
Dion, embrace Shifd. You know you love it!