Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bye Bye Zembly :(

This is in the memory of my favourite social programming platform Zembly which was an interesting attempt of Sun Microsystems making easy writing the applications for social platforms such as Facebook, Orkut, Meebo, OpenSocial and the iPhone by sharing services and widgets with the developer community. One of my blog post posted earlier this year, has a JavaFX Piano widget hosted on Zembly , and one of the JQuery games which I couldnt manage to finish :( . So far I dont know clearly why its being shut down, below is an excerpt from the mail which I received from Sun.

"We regret to inform you that on November 30th, 2009 we will be suspending this service.

More than three years ago, we started this project with the goal of making it easy to create next-generation Web apps. Our original tagline was "Build the web, using the web," and the ideas we were incubating around platform-mediated Web applications, Web API mashups, and social programming were brand new.

We learned a lot along the way. Your confidence and enthusiasm helped us improve the project and do amazing things that we never imagined when we began this journey.


Thank you to everyone who's been with us through the ups and downs. It's heartening to see that many of the best ideas pioneered in zembly have started to appear elsewhere. With your support, we're proud to have contributed to the DNA of the Web. "

All I want to say to the Zembly team is that,hats off to you people, you guys built an incredible social programming platform. I had learned a lot by cloning widgets contributed by you guys.