Meanwhile, Syabas seeks out Flash developers for more content.
Amazon has put the popbox up for pre-order. The popbox Media Center, which brings simple network streaming to the living room, runs only $129. It’s got a decent channel lineup, but it’s the promise of displaying almost every multimedia file that’s really exciting.
Of course, a simple media streamer isn’t enough these days, even if it’s a capable one. There’s got to be some flash, some sizzle, some apps. With Apple putting a hurting on flash developers, Syabas, the makers of the popbox, is hoping to gain support.
“This is a huge opportunity for the Flash development community,” said Alex Limberis, COO of popbox. The company released its software development kit today and is expecting huge returns. Developers will be able to make applications that play multimedia content from mounted drives, a home network or from the cloud. “The possibilities are endless,” says Liberis. “We can't wait to see what the community comes up with.”