At the MAX developer conference in Chicago, Adobe showcased a roster of technologies that are set to bring real-time collaboration to Adobe's products.
A quote from the blog at News.com:
During a keynote on Tuesday, Lynch said that Adobe is still "in the early days" of offering services but the company intends to offer more. Adobe will host services that will let developers use its Web conferencing and collaboration services, such as video streaming, instant messaging and shared white-boards, from their applications, executives said.
A brief list of the new Adobe technologies includes:
- Pacifica: Adobe's service that allows users to integrate VoIP, text messaging, and other user presence information in applications built using Adobe Flex, Adobe Integrated Runtime, or Flash Technologies
- CoCoMo: Adobe's Web conferencing service that's the next version of the Adobe Acrobat Connect Web conferencing product
- Share: Online in the cloud type of service, this feature allows storage and sharing of online documents
- Scene: Dynamic image-streaming Web service
- Thermo: A tool that allows designers to develop rich Internet applications.
Adobe is aggressively pursuing its collaboration and Web strategies. The new features herald Adobe's arrival as a major player in the emerging market for collaboration tools. While it faces IBM and Microsoft on that front, it is also positioning the AIR platform as a standard for the integration of online/offline software.
Below the facade of Adobe's AIR platform lay the company's plans for emerging as the default platform for next-generation Web applications. Will Adobe's tools help it reign over the other Web stalwarts?
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