Joost looking for Plug-In developer with OSX/Linux experience

May 27, 2021


I was looking through Joost web site tonight and noticed a link for a Plug-In Developer.

I taught, this look like something that might be linked to the possible future video web site. So I went ahead and followed the link. I noticed something interesting in the “Desired” section:

  • Experience of OSX or Linux installation and configuration would be an advantage.
  • Experience with scripting applications including FLASH.

Linux and FLASH. Neither of those two might actually mean anything. I know for a fact that Joost prototyping of some new web interface is/was done internally using Flash… so it does not necessarily mean that Joost is looking at employing Flash as a plugin… but I might very well mean it to.

Joost is also using Linux on the back-end. So maybe this is why Linux is an advantage… or is it because OSX and Linux are close relatives when it comes to plugin installation? And experience with installing plugin on Linux is as good as experience doing so on OSX? Maybe. But it might also be related to Joost looking at supporting Linux users in the next web based solution?

The best thing that could happen would be for Joost to offer it’s solution via Flash on Linux, OSX and Windows… but I am not holding my breath.

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3 Responses to “Joost looking for Plug-In developer with OSX/Linux experience”

  1. Joost va verso l’utilizzo di Plug-ins ? - Video Monte Ceneri on May 27th, 2008 12:59 am

    [...] [fonte] The Joost va verso l’utilizzo di Plug-ins ? by Luca Palli, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Italiano, Joost, Linux, MacOS, P2PTV [...]

  2. dilibau on May 27th, 2008 5:21 am

    In my opinion, Joost lost important momentum when it decided to continuously postpone the public beta-testing…I know that they prolly wanted to fine tune things and let users experience Internet TV in the best possible way, but what Joost forgot is that competition doesn’t sleep… the emergence of both Babelgum and LiveStation (and later Hulu), the development of Adobe Media Player and Miro, the existence of or sopcast- they’ve all eroded the potential install base of Joost and now they can only concentrate on niche segments of the market. Even with this highly-improbable Linux development, they’re still very late (they should’ve come up with it ages ago) and they’ll continue to lose potential customers in detriment of Web-based apps

  3. SitePoint Blogs » Joost Giving Up on the Desktop on September 5th, 2008 12:56 pm

    [...] have been hints that Joost has been planning this shift for awhile. In May, for example, Joost was advertising a job for a “Plug-in Developer” that required “Experience with scripting applications [...]

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