news // 2008.05.14 08:41:38 [hh]
"a.viary"-Plattform: "Rich Content Creation" done right
Das New Yorker Unternehmen Worth1000 startet den Public Beta-Test ("Early Bird Invitations") seiner derzeit noch kostenlosen Flex-basierten Rich Internet-Anwendungen für Designer und Hobby-Künstler unter dem Namen "a.viary - Creation on the Fly". Zu den Tools gehören ein Bildbearbeitungs-Programm, ein Muster-Generator, ein 3D-Modeler, ein Font-Editor, sowie zahlreiche andere Tools. Die Retouche-Demos und Tutorials - darunter "gepimpte Stars" - des Tools im Produkt-Blog sind sehr beeindruckend. Screen2.0 stellt diese vielversprechende RIA(Rich Internet Application)-Suite zur "Rich Content Creation" vor.
Fragen und Antworten der Macher
Weitere Informationen: a.viary.com
- What is Aviary? Aviary is a website for artists of all genres to create, edit and share their works directly in their favorite browser.
We currently allow beta testers to try out Phoenix, our image editor. We will be releasing our other applications shortly, as well as an API for third parties to build additional applications onto. For a complete tool list you can go here here: http://A.viary.com/tools
- How do I start using the Aviary tools? Access is by invitation only. You can request an early bird invitation at http://a.viary.com.
As soon as your invitation code hatches we will send it to your inbox.
- How much does it cost to use any of the applications in Aviary? All Aviary applications free during our beta period. Once we are out of Beta, we will be sure to announce any pricing plans, if any.
- Are you competition for desktop software? Not quite. It's complementary, really. Having our tools online affords us with some abilities that desktop software can't do: Namely simple collaboration. Desktop software is better for industrial grade commercial work by individuals. Aviary's browser based applications are great for the collaboration period (mockups, feedback) that takes place during the planning stages of a commercial project.
Additionally, it's wonderful for hobbyists and budding artists who want to learn general editing concepts with powerful, but accessible software in an environment where they can share and "open-source" their work with other hobbyists.
- How is Aviary different from other online image editors?
- Aviary is an entire suite of different types of image editors (including pattern editing, 3D modeling, and vector editing).
- All of the tools are incredibly powerful for web application software.
- It's layer-based (like Photoshop).
- Aviary tracks all sources that are used in a work, and where a work is used by other people.
- Aviary tracks all rights, royalties and attributions in a work forever, and across collaborations.
- Aviary's applications communicate with each other, allowing for seamless editing in multiple tools for a single project, as well as shared resources between tools.
- Aviary supports limitless revisions.
- Aviary is intended for serious editing, allowing complete control and precise editing effects. It's not for red-eye removal.
- What can I do with my amazing art created with Aviary? We will be offering the ability for anyone to sell their content and services shortly after launch. For now hang tight and go create awesome stuff with other people.
- What computers will Aviary applications work on? Mac, PC and Linux. Any computer and browser that has Adobe Flash 9 installed on it and an Internet connection.
- Will there be offline versions of your tools available? For most tools (that don't rely on immediate server-based interactions), there will be an AIR version available as well, that works offline and synchronizes when you are online.
- What's the status of the company? We are a small, privately held company based in New York. For business and partnership inquiries, please contact aviary(a)worth1000.com.
- How many employees does Aviary have? Aviary has an international team of 12 all-star team members. More info about Aviary's team can be found over at our About page.
- What should we expect in the near future? We will be launching several tools, including Toucan (color palettes), Peacock (pattern generator), Hummingbird (3D modeler) and Raven (vector editor). We will also be launching our API in the near future, which will enable third party developers to build additional applications onto our framework, taking advantage of the community infrastructure and built-in file tracking capabilities.
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