Friday, March 24th, 2006

AjaxLaunch.com: An Ajax App Each Week

Category: Business, Office

<p>The much-publicised AjaxWrite is only the beginning for Michael Robertson’s push into Ajax. Further to the release a couple of days ago, here’s some info on their plans:

But ajaxWrite is just the start. We have a library of applications we have been working on to replace most of the standard PC software titles. Every week we will launch a new sophisticated program on Wednesday at 12:00 PST on http://www.ajaxLaunch.com. These programs will push the boundaries of what people believe is possible today with web-delivered software. These programs look and operate much like their traditional software cousins, but are cross-platform, loaded dynamically, and are available to users at no charge. I’m convinced if you try a few of these products you will understand how the software business will fundamentally change.

The Business 2.0 blog calls it an Ajax PC strategy. An Ajax appliance must be the next logical step :-).

Hopefully the “Ajax PC” suite will work for all major browsers. Alex Russell’s recent post takes issue with the fact that AjaxWrite belies its name by working only in Firefox, and graciously suggests that the xulwrite.com domain is still available.

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Weekly? I hope they’re starting with the calculator and minesweeper, otherwise that might be an unattainable goal.

Comment by Robb Irrgang — March 24, 2006

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Pingback by AlbanyWiFi.com » Blog Archive » AjaxLaunch.com: An Ajax App Each Week — March 24, 2006

Could someone please tell me what is Ajax about ajaxWrite? It doesn’t save to the server or open documents from the server. You can’t use it to collaborate with other users or import live data sources.

Granted it is a nice editor inside a browser but that is DHTML and not Ajax. The one essential component of Ajax IMO is the useful client-server interaction.

Comment by Paul Watson — March 24, 2006

I don’t understand how they choose the apps they decide to have everyone look at. And why does it seem like one big advertisement for Writely?

Comment by Brian — March 24, 2006

I don’t understand how they choose the apps they decide to have everyone look at. And why does it seem like one big advertisement for Writely? ladyboys

Comment by Brian — March 24, 2006

[...] Na het lanceren van de online Word variant AjaxWrite van professioneel Microsoft-lastigvaller Michael Robertson meldt Ajaxian dat er nog veel meer in het vat zit. Elke week zal er een nieuwe applicatie worden gelanceerd via http://www.ajaxlaunch.com: We have a library of applications we have been working on to replace most of the standard PC software titles. Every week we will launch a new sophisticated program on Wednesday at 12:00 PST on http://www.ajaxLaunch.com. [...]

Pingback by UZY.nl » Blog Archive » Jeuh, elke week een nieuwe Ajax applicatie! — March 24, 2006

[...] Ajaxwrite looks a bit like Word 97 , if you never pay attention you might think both are the same product, but ajaxwrite is just running on browser ( seem like now only support firefox ), most of the basic word feature are there, but if comapre to writely or zoho writer, it seem like a lot of feature is missing. Currently the ajaxwrite seem like still a very basic word service , its a bit like tinymce to me ? but its seem like having a promising future, because the creator of this product promise a new ajax product weekly, maybe at the end it will tie all these together ? [...]

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[...] Ajaxian: AjaxLaunch.com: An Ajax App Each Week (ok. And the quality will be direct proportional with the releases interval) [...]

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I wish you can vote 0 stars.

AjaxWrite is a stupid fucking name. It’s not even ajax.

Comment by David Davis — March 28, 2006

David: don’t shoot the messenger – we didn’t name it, we are just reporting it.

Comment by Rob Sanheim — March 28, 2006

When I search in google the word “ajax” I get the site http://www.ajaxwrite.com” on position 170. It looks like the position of ajaxwrite.com on top 10 results was just a “glitch” in Google’s algorithm – so why all the fus about it ?!

Regards,
Razvan

Comment by Razvan — April 17, 2006

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