SAN FRANCISCO--(Adobe® Flex®, developers can include collaboration features like real-time audio/video and chat in their existing applications, or build entirely new ones such as multi-player games or social media applications that run cross-platform using Adobe Flash® Player or Adobe AIR™.)--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), codenamed “Cocomo,” that can let developers easily add real-time social capabilities into Web applications via “cloud” computing. Using Cocomo and
“In releasing Cocomo, we are making another leap forward towards enabling developers to deliver rich Internet applications powered by Adobe platform technologies. Cocomo extends our strategy to give developers the power to create rich real-time social applications that will change the way people communicate and collaborate with each other.”
Cocomo is comprised of Flex client components, a hosted services infrastructure, and a simple but powerful development model. Now, developers can rapidly build rich user experiences for real-time applications in a matter of days instead of months. Further, because Cocomo was designed with security in mind, developers can confidently build multi-user applications that are easier for people to use and trust.
Adobe uses Cocomo in Adobe Acrobat® 9 software and Adobe Reader® 9 software, as well as Acrobat.com, to provide end users with access to real-time collaboration within and around PDF documents. This capability can enable users to drive a group’s navigation through a PDF document in real-time, helping ensure everyone is literally, and figuratively, on the same page.
Real-time social features that can be added to Web applications include:
The Cocomo public beta is available immediately for free sign-up at http://www.adobe.com/go/cocomo.
Erik Larson, director of marketing and product management, Adobe’s Business Productivity Business Unit
Kevin Chesney, chief executive officer, Acesis
Sean Corfield, vice president of engineering and chief systems architect, Broadchoice, Inc.
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