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Apollo – A giant leap forward?

Today, Adobe announced and posted additional information on a new Adobe technology called Apollo. It’s fascinating stuff with huge implications for how users and companies interact, but even that is probably only scratching the surface. A lot of us think of Adobe for it’s best of class desktop tools, like Photoshop, After Effects, Acrobat, Flash, and the list goes on. However, over the last few years, especially after the acquisition of Macromedia, the company has expanded and grown to offer enterprise and server products, like Adobe’s LiveCycle and more recently Adobe’s Acrobat Connect.

To compare to the first Apollo mission like my title implies would be arrogant, but I do want to encourage us all to take the time to read up on some of what Adobe is doing and the implications.

Here are some links:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/apollo/
http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=115305

Here’s the one sentence summary of Apollo: HTML, Flash, Flex, and Acrobat, rolled into one runtime environment with scripting capabilities. whew – what a mouthful!

Look at the second link for a brief discussion with Apollo’s product manager, Mike Downey for more information.

Let me know if you think we’re on the right track.

Comments

I’m certainly interested in it. It’ll be interesting to see what uses it has and how the performance is compared to other competing applications (processing, director, etc).

What does it mean for the future of Director?

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