[update: thanks for @nickwebb for pointing Bespin out!]
So you can imagine my joy at realising that AppJet and the newly released Bespin (from Mozilla Labs) are both on the path to giving me what I want, even thought they are coming at the problem from a completely different angle. Rather than providing file hosting as their reason for being, they have a vision of “code in the cloud” (as Bespin alliteratively calls it).
Although Bepsin is still really very Alpha and doesn’t let you save your own projects, the URL of the sample project preview –
I’m following these projects with interest and particularly look forward to seeing if they develop into fully-blown web hosting apps as well as development environments. If they don’t, there is no reason why a 3rd-party couldn’t set one up themselves… *cough* *cough*