Hobix and Rails Wed Unceremoniously Off Behind the Podomatic
I know you’re expecting some towering squid-glued-to-a-shark to come reaching around the buildings yelling, “BLAHHHG!” But it’s not that. I can’t say I know exactly how it works (and you’re probably going to say it rings of a hoax) but this new podcaster’s toolkit site—Podomatic—uses Rails for its controllers and templates (of course) and Hobix, the dorky little content engine used here on RedHanded, for its backend.
Justin Dossey, the Justice of the Peace, says:
We provide anyone with their own podcast blog and all the associated bits and pieces like search, folksonomy, recommendations, and an online media library. Hobix is flexible enough that it wasn’t a big stretch to add an email-like facility for sharing audio files. You can record new audio directly through the browser using a flash applicaation, and there are some flash tools on the site that allow you to create multi-part recordings (think intro and outro).
I would have never expected this. But I can see where he’s coming from. Sometimes a database is too constraining. (seen on hobix-is-the-way.)