Over the past few years, “collaboration” has become a buzzword, not just in the software industry but the business world at large. In this post we discuss our take on what this means in terms of an enhanced experience for application users.
Over the last five years there’s been a huge amount of activity around developer tools for realtime applications. The tools for realtime collaborative editing, however, haven’t kept pace. We discuss what’s required to build an effective realtime collaborative application.
We hope developers will use Convergence to build the next generation of applications that inevitably support highly interactive, realtime collaboration, and we believe that if we are successful people’s lives will be better in ways we can’t yet imagine.
Last week Alec LaLonde gave a talk at the November UtahJS meetup in Salt Lake City, UT. Realtime Apps and Beyond covered the past, present, and future of web applications with a focus on Realtime, and especially Collaborative, applications.