Thursday, November 24th, 2005
Thomas Fuchs of script.aculo.us has just let the cat out of the bag on the top secret Ajax/Web 2.0 project that he has been working on.
The product is Fluxiom and it is:
We’ve finally unveiled what we’ve been working on the last months. It’s a Ajax/Web 2.0 Application (of course) that does asset management, and it’s called fluxiom.
Here’s a short overview of what it does, with some of the marketing speak clarified:
- Upload/Manage/Preview/Download digital media files and documents from any browser and platform (IE, Firefox/Mozilla, Safari and others)
- User-definable tags for categorizing, plus realtime tag filtering and RSS feeds for tag filters (like “inform me of any changes for assets tagged as ‘Marketing’ and ‘Logos'”)
- Freely zoomable “thumbnail” view and full-screen previews
- Realtime searching in metadata and inside files and documents (indexed fulltext search for things like PDF, DOC, and so on)
- Share assets with others using automatically generated .ZIP download packages (so you don’t have to send those 50MB emails)
- Uploads are presented with a progress bar plus you can continue to work in the application while doing an upload
- Supports more than 100 file formats, color profiles, EPS crop marks, plus some more “professional” features
Most important though is that is does all that without getting in your way, and it even looks good.
Since this is a Web 2.0 product, you can’t actually use it yet :) All Web 2.0 products start off with 0.1 versions that allow you to do the same thing:
Register your email to get told when it goes beta
They have one-up’d the usual process where you can’t see ANYTHING about the product.
Check out the video that makes the app look totally killer. You will ask yourself “is this really a web app?”.
I can’t wait for the alpha. Hook us up Thomas! :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:36 pm