Sunday, July 8, 2007

Who wants Pownce?

Today I received an invite to try out the new Web 2.0 app by Kevin Rose - the guy that founded Digg. The new web app is called Pownce. According to their site "Pownce is a way to send stuff to your friends. What kind of stuff? You can send just about anything: music, photos, messages, links, events, and more". Basically when you think about it, it is just a glorified FTP client with a slick graphical interface. You can use their web-app or download the Pownce desktop software.

How it was created

According to their site, Pownce was created using Django which is Python powered. The database is MySQL running on Linux Debian servers and web servers powered by a combination of Apache and Perlbal. Well, it is good to know that all of these are Open Source software.

The desktop client is written in Flex from Adobe's AIR platform. Which might be a deal breaker for some because as of now it only supports Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X platforms.


I have 4 invites remaining to be given away. So anyone who wants to try it out, just post a shout out. And don't forget to add me up.


Leyte├▒o said...


i don't like pownce. what i want is to inform you that you link request at the pinoy bloggers directory has been approved.


jan2x said...

Well thanks. It's better to try everything once and in awhile. Though it will not replace standard IM. I'm hoping that meebo will have this functionality.