Blurbii

It’s interesting to know just how often you’re sitting on your computer wishing that you could easily send whatever you’re looking at to your mobile device.

Last year I was working on a project called Blurbii, which was a Mac, iOS and Web app that gave users the ability to do nothing more than drag and drop resources to the menu bar, and instantly receive a push notification to their iOS device with the content they sent. It never launched. Monetizing would be a nightmare. It’s such a niche product, etc.

Today though, I’m releasing Blurbii for Mac. You still drag and drop pieces of text to the menu bar icon. Instead of receiving a push notification though, you get a QR code that you scan on your mobile phone. It’s awesome because you don’t need an iPhone (even Blackberry has a QR scanner).

I’ll be improving Blurbii a bit more through the next couple of weeks. My goal is to get file sharing in there. QR Scanner will be updated to handle Blurbii displays and shy away from just being a QR scanner. There are hundreds of scanners on the App Store. I want mine to be different.

If Blurbii interests you as a project, follow me on Twitter: @raphaelcaixeta. I’d love to hear your feedback!

Download Blurbii, v1

About Raphael Caixeta
I've been programming ever since I was 13, learning Visual Basic. After a while, Visual Basic got really boring. A friend of mine started learning PHP and showed me some cool little sites he was making. I started learning PHP the weekend after. 4 years later, I'm was able to create amazing websites using PHP, MySQL and jQuery. I started iPhone development a few months after the SDK was out, and that's how I became an app developer.