At the PDC, I met up with Vincent Rithner, who is the man behind Sobees. I wrote a post about bTwitter, which was another neat WPF app from the team. Now the full platform is done!
So what is Sobees?
It’s a social desktop aggregator. sobees organizes and integrates Web applications and services onto the desktop and offers an easy user experience to you and your social network.
With sobees, you can easily share photos, news and videos with your friends, you keep track of your friends, follow the Elections or any other topic which interests you, search web and more
It has just been recently released in beta and has had some good coverage
- Social Desktop Aggregator Sobees Launches Public Beta
- Hands on: Sobees, the social desktop aggregator
- Sobees desktop widget engine launches public beta
- Sobees wants to socially aggregate your desktop
I’ve just gotten around to installing it, and I will give it a test run this weekend
First impression is that it is a slick WPF app.
Behind the scenes, it is 100% WPF 3.5 sp1, the server DB is SQL2008 and they are using LinqToEnties for both SQLCe and SQL2008 to manage the data, and they using FileStreaming of SQL2008 to manage the update of both platform and modules. I hope we will find out more behind the scenes info from the Sobees Blog,