Last week at Future of Web Apps we were on the lookout for some cool ideas as to how you might use Adobe AIR – to provide a little incentive we teamed up with Carsonified (the event organisers) to offer £5k to the winner of a ‘dragons den’ style contest to help them build the application.
We had some really great entries for the contest, as well as a couple of strange ones, but we whittled them down to three finalists who then pitched their idea in front of approximately 1200 conference attendees. We spoke to each of the finalists before they went on stage… if you’re interested you can watch how the guys behind Relocally, BoxedUp and UpShotApp described their proposed applications.
The overall winner of the contest was UpShotApp, an existing web-based application that allows you to upload pictures and track what friends, colleagues and clients think about them. They want to use Adobe AIR to provide a desktop uploader, with tight integration (via Switchboard) to Adobe’s Creative Suite applications, so that you can upload and track comments on pictures right from your desktop.
A lot of the content from Future of Web Apps has been published online, so if you couldn’t attend you can catch up on what you missed here.