Jillion, a swiss startup, have recently developed a product that aims to simplify the process of getting video into webpages using HTML5 (codecs and other wierdness are a bit of a problem still). Video, being really the biggest ticket item for flash (gaming, and flex/air being the others) is looking like it’s going to get some serious competition from many angles (although H.264 isn’t really my bag).
If you want my opinion on what Adobe should aggressively and completely do to combat the loss of their biggest web asset. Two words: open source.
Jilion Blog – Introducing SublimeVideo. (via WebMonkey)
Looks like scripting for gDocs is finally open to users who aren’t lucky enough to have access to the Enterprise or Education versions.
A big boon for people who love scripting, but aren’t really into desktop office apps (although Zoho Office does have macros)
Just as I’m trying to build a business case for switching non Office-Centric (we have about 500 billion powerpoint docs) stuff at my work to google (don’t know if it will happen unfortunately) the usefulness of gDocs continues to grow. The premier edition now allows you to upload via API documents of ANY type, meaning that you could probably switch your document server and all the wierd idiosyncratic file formats that entails over to gDocs, with someone that knows scripting that is.
From the Google Apps Blog:
Upload any file type:
– Premier Edition only.
– Individual file size limit of 250MB.
– Ability to upload any type of file.
– 1GB storage limit for files you upload that are not converted to Google Docs format (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets and presentations).
– Copy a document: Make a duplicate of a document.
– Publishing documents: Programmatically publish a document to the world.
– Change the owner of a document: Additional functionality to now also change the ‘owner’ of a document.
– Resumable uploads: Ability to pause/resume and upload which is useful for large file sizes.