There are certain days where I think that I must have one of the best jobs. When I started blogging for Splashtop I was highly encouraged to try out new, cool services that would test out Splashtop in order to find things that would appeal to our loyal community of users. I don't know why it took me so long to figure out that games fit into this task perfectly. This post will be short because I have to get back to my heavy research on this subject. But, I found a game that I wanted to share with you immediately so that you, too, can heavily research this subject.
I've been trying my best to live the Splashtop life lately. Basically, I've been utilizing Splashtop on a daily basis in different ways so I can better help influence the user experience. A lot of startups "eat their own dogfood" as the saying goes and DeviceVM is no different. Lately, I've been really impressed with a new IPTV service called Hulu. Hulu is an online offering comprising of a whole host of American TV networks.
Have you ever Twittered? Hundreds of thousands of people do every day. Depending on how you look at it, Twitter is either a cultural phenomenon or a fad. A friend of mine recently asked, "what is Twitter?" I thought I'd take a post and explain it. After all, it's the Holidays!
A while back I wrote a bit about Box.net and their awesome platform for storing files online. Splashtop doesn't currently allow access to your local files (those on your hard drive) so having online options are really important. Up until recent history, online storage was a pretty linear process - uploading and downloading was the most major feature. The ability to have "access from anywhere" was the value proposition.
I have a great job. I get to play with the best web applications and then tell you all about them. Why? Because Splashtop loves web apps. They're like chocolate and peanut butter or the Oreo crackers and the cream filling. I must be hungry. Anyway, today I wanted to tell you about Box.net, an online storage service that does some pretty incredible things.
Another great example of the way that Web 2.0 has advanced our browser-based experience can be seen in the realm of chat. Meebo is a great example of a company that has taken web-based chat to new levels. We thought it would be so useful that we put it as a default bookmark in the Splashtop browser. Meebo allows you to do many of the same things that your standard application-based IM client does through the web browser. It can work like a single IM client for AIM, Gtalk, Yahoo!
In my last post I wanted to highlight some of our new Splashtop blog features while looking at the implications of those features on the web. Digg is a great example of a site that has changed the way we find quality content. Similarly, how we organize the information of the web is a fascinating process. I came across this video which I thought was pretty incredible. More and more, the web browser is the gateway to all you seek. This is why Splashtop is really centered around the browser. Seconds to the web.
First of all, I have to thank my main man, Ricky, who made many incredible changes to the Splashtop Blog. Our launch came a few days earlier than we had originally thought. Some of those last minute details that we had "plenty of time" to take care of crept up on us quickly. Little things like permalinks and subscriptions to tracking services were thrown by the wayside in order to get the site up fast and efficiently. Luckily, Ricky, who is already a busy guy without maintaining our site, was able to circle back around and make some changes.
A couple days ago I wrote a post about Zoho, which is an excellent productivity tool. While using Splashtop yesterday, I spent some time creating an office document in Google Docs, Zoho's formidable competitor in the online productivity space. Google's ability to create an amazing web product is, of course, legendary. Let's explore Google Docs...
Splashtop doesn't have much in the way of storage space for files and media in the current version shipping on Asus Motherboards. That's not to say, it won't in the future! But right now you can't access much unless it's online. I tend to look at this as a case of the glass being half-full given the plethora of online productivity tools on the market today. If you haven't given one a shot yet, whether you're a Splashtop user or not, I highly suggest trying to create you next document in one of the two productivity tools I'm going to review over the next couple days.