Boxee is joining the surge toward iPad-ability, with it already starting to develop an app for the tablet that will allow users to take the Internet-TV bridge with them from the living room to, well, anywhere.
Avner Ronen, CEO of the start up, told the L.A. Times that the iPad, and tablet computers in general, are "perfect for video. You can start watching in bed. And then just take it with you."
Hints the company were leaning toward an iPad app surfaced when Boxee recently posted a job indicating it was searching for an iPad developer to lead the company's new mobile apps team.
Boxee and Apple share a unique distinction in the online video world... neither currently has a relationship with catch-up service Hulu; the iPad because Apple has chosen not to use Adobes Flash player on the tablet-which is required for Hulu; and Boxee because Hulu last year decided it didn't want to be included in Boxee's lineup.
Ah, the ties that bind.
Flash-dependant Hulu, meanwhile, still is being rumored-as it has since before the iPad launched April 3-to be working on an iPad app of its own.
Who gets it to the iPad first is perhaps harder to call than who winds in the end: the consumer.
- see this Times post
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Rumor: Hulu's working to become iPad friendly
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