Soybo, a long time coming
I've been waiting over 4 years and 7 months (at least) for something like this...
"Soybo is a cross-platform and device independent technology for enabling remote access to computing resources."
What does that mean? It's a bridge between the internet and your desktop applications (and other capabilities of your computer). Access specific functionality of programs on your computer without using a screen-sharing program like VNC or Timbuktu Pro.
I've done one-off things like this over the years, but never got around to building a framework for simplifying and securing the concept. I've just downloaded Soybo and started looking at the included scripts. PHP or AppleScript, two languages I don't like to code in, but it sounds like it will be possible to write scripts in other languages later on.
I think Soybo has a lot of potential.