Sorry to all who have been looking for an update here or who have sent a message to us through our site and haven’t heard back from us. We have been more than a bit crazed keeping Chumby on the launchpad under an aggressive timetable — and frankly haven’t had time for opining. I can assure you that Chumby is very much alive and kicking and hope that you will be impressed when you see the enhancements we’ve made beyond the existing alpha-level prototypes. I won’t give away the news here but, if you spend some time on the Forum, http://forum.chumby.com/, you’ll probably get a good sense of what’s coming :)
We’re going to be giving a “Birds of a Feather” session at the upcoming Adobe MAX conference in Las Vegas, so if you’re attending, please look us up. It’s Tuesday night from 8:30-10:00pm.
Here, I think, is the summary of our session:
Creating Widgets for the chumby, an Open, Hackable, Teen-oriented Wi-Fi Flash Device
In this session, you’ll learn about the hardware and software environment for developers in Chumby Industries’ “chumby” wifi-enabled Flash device. The chumby runs an enhanced version of FlashLite 2 and enables Flash developers to create, test and deploy Flash applications to users. Chumby has taken a very “open” approach to supporting both developers and users – the chumby comes with source code and schematics for the device itself, and there are very few limitations and no fees associated with creating and publishing Flash movies for the chumby.
We’ll have a fresh batch of prototypes available in November and, as noted, we will be giving a few more away. If you’re an amazing Flash developer (who’s happy working with FlashLite) and can point us to some of your work, please let us know you’re out there.
Stay tuned for an update after Adobe MAX.