Adobe has announced that it’s working with a number of partners to add new technologies to its GoLive Web authoring tool. The company is working with Real Networks to add video and audio streaming tools, Nokia to allow authoring of material for wireless devices and a number of other companies.
As a result of the deal between Adobe and Real, Adobe will add SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integrated Language) authoring tools to GoLive – and add RealVideo and RealAudio encoding tools to the next version of Premiere. In return, Real will add Adobe’s SVG format viewer to its auto-update service – which should get the viewer onto many more desktops than it currently sits on. This should then boost sales of Adobe’s tool for authoring SVG animation, LiveMotion – in theory anyway.
The SMIL plug-in for GoLive should launch by the end of the year, with the appearance of the SVG plug-in for RealPlayer slated for the second quarter of next year. As you would expect, no date has yet been announced for the next version of Premiere.
Nokia and Adobe plan to modify GoLive for Web developers to author, preview, and manage content created for wireless devices using WML (wireless mark-up language). A graphical user interface within GoLive will show an on-screen emulator of Nokia WAP-enabled phones. The companies said the wireless emulator for GoLive would be available for free in the first quarter of 2001.
Adobe also announced it had made alliances with customer relationship management software-company Art Technology Group and large-scale content management company Interwoven.