Kevin Schmidt is a Solution Consultant for business development in the Public Sector focusing on Adobe’s enterprise software stacking including LiveCycle, CQ and Omniture. Kevin has a development background spanning many years and many Adobe technologies, including ColdFusion, Flash, Flex and AIR.
Adobe Acrobat is widely used throughout the public sector, in federal as well as state and local governments, to harness the power of the ubiquitous PDF file format. Yesterday, Adobe marked a new milestone with the release of Acrobat version 11!
Kevin M. Lynch, SVP and GM of Acrobat and Document Services at Adobe, further describes some benefits of Acrobat XI in the article below which was originally posted to the Adobe Document Services blog.
October 1 marks a major milestone for the Adobe Acrobat business. We’re launching Adobe Acrobat XI. Acrobat XI software with cloud services is a powerful new solution that rises to today’s complex document challenges for creating, consuming, sharing and securing PDF content across devices and platforms.
What exactly is a cross platform mobile application? A cross platform mobile application is identical to a native application except it utilizes one code base to deploy the application to multiple different platforms. Why does this matter? It matters because it allows for a significant reduction in the amount of time and effort required to develop an application by not having to write it in the native language of each platform. It also allows for the use of the widely available and more cost effective skill sets of HTML, JS, and CSS for development of applications.
Adobe PhoneGap supports the following platforms:
Adobe LiveCycle ES3 was recently released and contains several new features that will appeal to customers in both federal and state & local government. Full resource documentation for ES3 is available here. This post will focus on the new features that will be most interesting to government customers.
CRX – Content Repository Extreme
Adobe LiveCycle ES3 foundation now comes with a full implementation of the CRX. A Java Content Repository (JCR) based on Apache’s Jackrabbit. (http://jackrabbit.apache.org/) It implements the JSR 170 and JSR 283 specifications. This is a great solution for storage for customers who don’t want to purchase or don’t already have an enterprise content management (ECM) solution in place.
There are also operations in the LiveCycle Workbench for reading from, writing to, and managing the documents in the CRX.
Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES3
There were several updates to the Adobe LiveCycle Designer that will make the lives of form designers much easier. The first is the ability to create and apply styles to objects in forms in much the same manner that CSS is able to style HTML elements.
The next new feature is added support for bulleted, numbered, and nested lists in text objects. This is an update that was requested time and time again, and has now made it into the product. The final added feature is support for the right to left languages, Arabic and Hebrew, which is very helpful to specific government agencies.
Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management ES3
Adobe LiveCycle Rights Management has been a great tool for governments to protect personally identifiable information (PII) of the citizenry as well as classified documents.