Very cool tech from Ribbit uses Flash/Flex to emulate telephony in web pages and software. This enables direct 2-way communication between widgets and mobiles. The lines between software and webware continue to blur, as are the distinctions between mobile and desktop.
Ribbit software hooks up standard phone services to the Web. Users simply forward their mobile phone numbers to Ribbit, which delivers the calls back to personalized Amphibian Web pages that offer a series of unified communications features.
…As a demonstration of the power of Ribbit, one independent developer using new Adobe AIR software has built a full-featured version of Apple’s iPhone that works on Web pages.