The Adobe@Adobe Team would like to share some of the current progress being made on the Adobe Unified Communications Tool, or Unicom, as it is being labeled. The vision behind Unicom is to have an all-in-one tool for finding and interacting with co-workers at Adobe. Unicom would bring together phone, email, chat, the Adobe Directory, and Adobe Vibe, so employees would have one single application for communicating with one another. The application encompasses SIP integration for phone (using Flash Media Gateway), XMPP for messaging, MS Exchange, and Adobe Connect. The application is being targeted for tablets (iOS, Android, Playbook), smart phones, and desktop.
In the video, Jamie Godin (Senior UX/Visual Designer) and Mark Ellis (Product Solution Developer) take you through the design, as well as some of the features we’re currently envisioning. It’s an exciting application that has the potential to dramatically alter the way we communicate with each other at Adobe!
Microblogging has exploded in recent years with the popularity of Twitter. Enterprises have been exploring microblogging as a way to cut down on email and adopt social media that younger workers are comfortable using.
Mark Ellis, a sr. developer, teamed up with Stacy Young from our LiveCycle engineering team to build an enterprise microblogging platform leveraging new features of ColdFusion 9 and LiveCycle Data Services.
We released our internal microblogging platform called Vibe internally at Adobe a few months ago. It has been well received and we continue to develop new features. While we are not yet releasing the source code for our internally deployed version you can peek under the hood.
A new Adobe DevNet article has just been published detailing all the groovy details.
Take a look to learn how the new ORM features of ColdFusion 9 will dramatically reduce your time to build such an application. Sample code is included to get you started.
In addition you can watch our MAX 2009 session on Adobe TV to hear our architect, Venkatesh Yadav, talk about how to build this platform.
In the video you’ll also get information on how to leverage the same ColdFusion back end service for an iPhone app using the recently announced mobile framework.
Lastly we give a sneak about Gravity – a new framework soon to debut on Adobe Labs that will allow you to build interoperable/pluggable Flex/AIR apps.