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Thank You.

Boxee devs one and all!

This week has been pretty damn rad. On Tuesday we released our much anticipated new Boxee Box firmware 1.2 which included a lot of hot sauce for developers, including AirPlay support and fixes to our new JSON-RPC remote control API. It also marked the launch of the new Boxee Media Manager to stream content from your PC or Mac to your Boxee devices more easily. And of course we unleashed our wicked iPad app onto the world, racking up over 50,000 downloads and reaching #9 in the App Store.

Got a bit of personal news I need to share with you - today is my last day at Boxee. Working with you has been my favorite part of this gig, so much so I’ve decided to do that full time with a career move to pursue developer evangelism. Of all the insanely ridiculous opportunities I have had at Boxee, the most fun has been getting to know you and watch you turn this open source platform into a hurricane gale movement.

Boxee has been the most important work of my career, and you - the Boxee developer community - were the best part of it.

A familiar face will be taking my place on the community front in the form of Shawn Rieger, who you can reach at developers [at] boxee [dot] tv with any of your questions or support needs.

While I leave the Boxee crew, I’m staying solidly in the Boxee family as “Evangelist Emeritus.” You can expect to see me chiming in on the forums now and again, releasing the occasional app and encouraging every last person I see suffering from an ordinary television experience to cut that cord and be free at last. I hope if I can help you in any way, you won’t hestitate to reach out and contact me. You can follow my further misadventures over at Brooklyn Hacker.

May the road rise to meet you - as I will, some where down the way.

August 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

5 Responses to “Thank You.”

  1. Kai says:

    You’ll be missed Rob! You’ve been invaluable to the community and to Boxee. Good luck on the next gig!

  2. Kermonk says:

    Don’t leave before the documentation is done.

  3. AD says:

    HI is anybody reading the comments on”New firmware available - (Aug 8)”

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  5. Mike D. says:

    Read this waaay late…but thank you thank you thank you for everything you’ve contributed to the boxee world. It was always a pleasure reading about your projects and I wish you the best of luck with your future developing endevours.

    Mike D.