Sometimes inspiration strikes when you don't even expect it. While at the @media conference, I was discussing the benefits of Adobe AIR and when it might be advantageous to use it. Certainly not every site or web application requires a desktop component. Sites that have a level of stickiness — sites that you never close the window for...like Muxtape.
*bing* goes the light bulb.
Why not make an AIR application for Muxtape? So here it is. This is a really basic prototype that simply allows you to type in a name of a muxtape and it'll load it in an
iframe. The name of a muxtape is the part before the muxtape.com domain. For example, with http://notasausage.muxtape.com/, you'd just type notasausage and then click load.
Don't click on the links in the header as they'll load in the main window. (This is a really rough prototype!)
Feel free to take the idea and build something truly cool — like grab the RSS feed and build a custom player.
And why Snape? It's Snook's Muxtape, of course!