Tuesday, March 28th, 2006>p>After our recent story on NetJaxer, Chris Saad from Touchstone alerted us that he’s working on a similar concept.
(T)he idea of having a client-side heads-up-display to web-based apps is one that is a passion of mine.
I just wanted to let you know we have a similar solution (and a very firm strategy) that Iâ€™d love to get your feedback on!
You can find out more about it at www.touchstonegadget.com
From the manifesto
In a Web 2.0 world (where an increasing number of applications are moving to the web) Touchstone moves beyond ‘RSS as news’ and offers an opportunity for web-based applications to reach the user via an all-purpose client-side dashboard – even when the browser is closed.
With Touchstone, you can control and filter the flow of alerts from your company CRM application, the latest news from your favourite blogs and the progress of your downloads in one interface – an interface that could eventually follow you from device to device.
As with NetJaxer, it’s early days for Touchstone, which is currently in a limited-distribution alpha phase.