Archive for the ‘API’ Tag
Collaber on Web comes to market this week as an extension of the Collaber Desktop real-time collaboration software suite. Collaber allows users to share files, folders, tasks, events and track project activities through unified team workspaces. In addition to Web based access, new features include a multi-calendar view, improved HTML editing, keyboard shortcuts, advanced alerts, enhanced filters and the launch of an application store where developers can offer new tools built on the Collaber API.
Users can maintain a single Collaber account to access and manage their projects from the Web or desktop.
Source: Online PR News
The top story from the Googleplex this week is the announcement confirming Google Wave will be available to 100,000 testers this fall. The latest project lead by Google Maps developers Lars and Jens Rasmussen, Google Wave is an open source collaboration and communications platform that fuses conversations and documents in real-time.
Developers have already been getting their hands dirty in the Google Wave Sandbox with almost 6,000 active accounts. Google is working on filling an additional 20,000 account requests over the next month.
Leading up to the September 30th test launch Google will be working on increasing the stability, speed and usability of the Google Wave platform while expanding API features.
Source: Google Wave Developers Blog
Many companies these days are focused on developing applications that run online within “the cloud” a.k.a. Software as a Service (SaaS); Opera today introduces what appears to be a P2P development platform that promotes running applications locally and using the Opera browser as a web server. Opera Unite is a new technology from Opera that claims to “radically extend what you are able to do online.”
Out of the box Opera Unite has a standard set of applications which give users the ability to share files, photos, media, and chat with friends. These applications are not meant to be the core functionality of Opera Unite, but rather simple examples of what can be developed using the Unite API. “The key to Opera Unite is that it enables a whole new class of social software on the Web, applications that benefit from two or more people being online at the same time. And, with Opera Unite, these people can all connect directly without needing middlemen who control third-party servers,” says Lawrence Eng, product analyst at Opera.
The Unite platform also promotes the ability to create collaborative applications such as wikis, shared documents and spreadsheets, which are not hosted in the cloud.
An introduction to Opera Unite available on the Opera Developer Community attempts to explain how everything works, but many have security concerns with users turning their home computers into web servers.
Brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen, creators of Google Maps, are hoping for another home run for the Google brand with the developement of an open source collaboration and communications platform called Google Wave. A ‘wave’ brings together elements of conversation and document; riders of the wave exchange information and collaborate with photos, videos, rich text, maps, gadgets, feeds from other web sources, and more.
Wiki-like functionality allows everyone on a wave to directly edit content or comment on specific elements. Real-time updates allow collaborators to see changes being made as they happen. There is also a history or ‘playback’ feature that allows you to see how the wave has evolved.
Google Wave is an HTML 5 application built on the Google Web Toolkit. An open source project with rich APIs, GWave allows developers to build on top of the platform and also promotes communication and integration into other web services.
We think Google Wave looks ‘swell’ so far and we’re anxious to see more of this product as it develops.
Source: Google Blog