An Interns Tale of an Adobe AIR Project
22nd September, 2008
As some of you may or may not know (if you’re on my Twitter its highly likely you do), I spent 2 months and a bit of this summer working at a technology startup called Huddle in London.
Huddle’s product is an online collaboration and document sharing website with an emphasis on social working, and could be described as a cool cross between the best of Sharepoint and Facebook, after being cleaned up and made to look lovely. You can check out their site at Huddle.net.While I was there, one of the items on my (hugely long) list of things to do was to write an Adobe AIR desktop application to work with their shiny-shiny new API to provide cool functionality that the main website couldn’t - drag and drop file uploading for example.
Check out a review of Huddle Desktop by a former MSP.
To those of you who don’t have a placement year in your degree, I would highly recommend trying to get something in the summer - mine came about by taking part in the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition, where I met Huddle’s founder and product director Andy, who I then harassed nudged quite often until he agreed to let me come and work for them! The experience is invaluable, I had a great time and met some truly amazing people.