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[qi:_newteevee] An independent developer has built a Flash version of Joost that runs in any browser. Sure, he doesn’t have access to any of the Joost content, but what he’s built is basically a proof-of-concept using Joost graphics and improving on the UI, using publicly available […]

[qi:_newteevee] An independent developer has built a Flash version of Joost that runs in any browser. Sure, he doesn’t have access to any of the Joost content, but what he’s built is basically a proof-of-concept using Joost graphics and improving on the UI, using publicly available video from sites like YouTube and Veoh. ….. We’ve noticed a trend of outside developers filling in gaps that Joost has left in its product. For instance, New York-based programmer Hal Schechner noticed that Joost did a poor job of telling users when it added new content. So he started OnTheToob, Continue Reading

  1. Joost σε Flash! at Wiggler Saturday, July 28, 2007

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  2. Turulcsirip – doransky Saturday, July 28, 2007

    [...] flash verzió: http://gigaom.com/2007/07/28/what-if-joost-were-a-web-app/ « előző | doransky — 2007. 07. 28. [...]

  3. Denis Kolesnichenko Saturday, July 28, 2007

    We need to understand, that Joost is not just about its cool UI and/or its content. Joost is about its skype-like transcendental node system which keeps the whole system and it’s users running at remarkable download speeds along with solid rock stability.

    This technology and the underlying hardware is the most important asset of Joost. A really big number of flash programmers could create a MUCH better UI with skinning, better content suggestions, playlist sharing , viewers chat (anything – you name it) for just a couple of weeks.

    What they will never be able to develop and deploy is this system, to make the nice UI useful enough…

    So, mostly these guys just waste a lot of their personal time on something Joost team will make all by itself, taking the best ideas from the fan-generated pool…

    By the way, Joost will likely not have a web version, because it is unable to support it’s torrent-like content sharing dogma, thus each web-based client won’t bring more stability or more download speed into the system and will just be a pure expense…

  4. Amit Chowdhry Saturday, July 28, 2007

    Joost being a web app would be boring, so I wouldn’t really call it a “gap.” If anything, Joost needs to be a little bit more clear about the third party software communication that users agree to when installing Joost:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/01/joost_launch/comments/

  5. Joost is a P2P app. No download, no P2P network…

  6. Noticias y artículos interesantes del 2007-07-29 | hombrelobo, una mente dispersa Sunday, July 29, 2007

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  7. Clones de Joost y Apple TV en Flash : Blog Eduardo Collado Saturday, December 8, 2007

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  8. Joost CEO On US & Global Plans, Cutbacks – GigaOM Sunday, April 6, 2008

    [...] improve its client and platform. Joost client has been subject of much criticism. Volpi knows that. He said that Joost is going to announce a new web-based platform in a few months. (We offered them 5 ways they can get [...]

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