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My First Experience with Spoon - A Desktop App Delivery Platform

A quick review of Spoon - a Desktop App virtualization platform

At first look, my experience as an end user was seamless and within a few minutes, I was ready to launch my first Spoon App, Notepad+, awesome work. I have used app stream, but myexperience with Spoon was seamless.

What Is Spoon All About?
Spoon is about streaming desktop apps from the Cloud to your desktop/laptop machine, It helps you to quickly access your favorite applications without installing them. This is a great feature for anyone like me who does not have a discipline to keep their machine clean with regular patches...etc. It is similar to Java webstart but there are noticeable advantages and disadvantages.

Difference Between Spoon and Java Webstart

  • Spoon virtualizes desktop App and it is technology agnostic. But, Java Webstart is meant only for Java related desktop apps
  • Spoon does not require you to host your web servers...etc to kick start, but you need all that in Java Webstart
  • Spoon comes with developer kit requires a learning curve, where as Java developer can quickly grab the deployment nuances for Java Webstart
  • Java Webstart works in all the OS, but to my knowledge Spoon works only on Windows.

Innovative  - App Virtualization with Web 2.0 ideas
Every aspect of the software world is being augmented with Web 2.0 concepts and Spoon has been conceived very nicely along with a collaborative approach. As an application developer you get an opportunity to develop and deliver your apps freely if it is for non-commercial use. Spoon also has an answer for commercialization as well. It's a very nicely conceived idea by keeping the business in mind :-)

I will definitely keep Spoon on my list and provide as much input as possible. It's definitely worth giving it a try. When you have time take a look at it.

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At present building a start-up called Qruize Technologies. Qruize is an Information & Communication Technology Start-up based out of Chennai, India. The company comprises of two strategic business units, Qruize Labs- boutique technology research & consulting services and Qruize Apps- social media products and services. We are currently establishing our own operations in the USA and entering into strategic partnerships in the EMEA region.
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