AllPeers is a simple, persistent buddy list in the browser. Initially, interaction with those buddies will be limited to discovering and sharing files – If you choose to, you can share any file on your network with one or more of your friends. They will be able to see what files you choose to share (even getting an RSS feed of new files you include), and with a single click download it to their own hard drive.
AllPeers will work even when the sharer is offline – AllPeers is a bittorent client, and will allow files to be pulled from multiple sources. When downloading, the file may be grabbed partially or fully from others you have shared it with (or who shared it with you). So a user just clicks on a file, and waits for it to eventually download. Screen shots can be viewed here.
via Michael Arrington
I see a lot of commercial room in building awesome api’s for Firefox. Here’s a simple idea that a podcasting network should do.
Make a firefox plugin that lumps together all of its podcasts into a ajaxian window that allows you to grab your favorites and listen to them at your leisure. Without ever having to visit the site. I know you can do this in many different platform. But often times for me the time I want to listen to a podcast is when I am browsing. I could open another tab and have an automated podcasting plugin that grabs my favorites and starts playing the ones I havent listened to automatically.
As far as AllPeers goes. It seem like a great product. How can we use it in the corporate setting. Can we use it for corporate file sharing like Groove?. It looks like it. So I would like to see a company grab AllPeers and use it for corporate datasharing. Like a portable you could take anywhere. Similar to what PortableApps has done. This would be a great Web 3.0 product in my opinion.