The Adobe AIR Developer Derby had officially closed on September 5. Although I’ve yet to take a detailed look around the community for projects that were submitted for it, I believe that this project is worthy to take a serious look. 😉
AirTalkr is an Instant Messaging(IM) client which aggregates other IM services like MSN, Yahoo!, GTalk, AOL and ICQ. In addition, it has the ability to connect to Flickr to search and browse for photos, and YouTube to watch videos.
While the aforementioned sounds like regular features that many other IM services may provide, AirTalkr comes bundled with a (killer) feature that other services does not provide. It introduces the AirCard, which is a profiling system that allows you to read your buddies’ updated Twitter messages, blog entries, see their Flickr photos, and view their profile on social networking websites like MySpace and Friendster! Wow what a mouthful! 😛
So why is that great? Well, through using the AirCard, I can have updated information of my buddies, and more importantly, the ability to discover more details of their information on this vast web world, all at the same place! Now that’s something that money can’t buy, because it’s free! 😀
With that, I term AirTalkr as a serious contender for this competition. It’s obvious that a lot of thought and love went into the development of this project, and with such a breakthrough feature of the AirCard, I expect many other IM services to mimic.