I submitted Spaz as something of an afterthought, to be honest. I had received some good feedback on it from a couple people at Adobe, but I didn’t think it was all that, so to speak. Throughout the development process I avoided looking at what other developers were doing, especially other Twitter devs, because I was sure it would send me into a tailspin of despair at the bush league-ness of my own kung fu. After all, Spaz is the first “Rich Internet Application” I’ve written. I hadn’t even written an AJAX call in any code up until Spaz.
So, receiving this award is a great surprise to me, and very encouraging. There are a lot of great Twitter clients out there, and this makes me believe that Spaz is at least in the ballpark. Or, as Cal Evans put it far more succinctly, “Spaz doesn’t suck.”
Thanks to all the users of Spaz, and everyone who has given me feedback. I wrote Spaz because I wanted people to use it, and everyone who does gives me a great deal of encouragement. And very special thanks to those who have given me feedback — Spaz is an “award-winning” app thanks to you.
BTW, I’m at AdobeMAX2007 in Chicago now, so if you’re an attendee and want to chat about Spaz, drop me a line.
Now, onward to AIR Beta 2!