Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Albelli Launches Photo Book Software on Adobe AIR

I am at Web 2.0 Expo today and got a really cool surprise. Joris sent me an email and announced that Albelli launched using PhotoBucket's API. This is one of the coolest AIR applications I have ever seen. The full site is here:


Their application is written in Adobe AIR and can be downloaded. You can use it to build a custom photo album using your own photos and then order it to be printed and delivered to your house. This is a great mashup and has some very interesting technology behind it.

I first ran into Joris at Web 20 Expo in Berlin last year. Watch these guys and visit the site for sure.

Monday, April 21, 2008

LiveCycle Contest

The Acrobat User Community is hosting a PDF Forms contest. Forms creation, distribution and response tracking are one of the most popular uses for Acrobat. But users need more samples of great forms and useful templates.

The purpose of the PDF forms contest is to create a public library of sample PDF Forms and LiveCycle Designer templates that other PDF creators can use. The contest is open to qualified participants in any industry. You can even use a free 30-day trial copy of Acrobat 8 Professional to create your entries.

There are two entry categories:

Category: Fillable Forms
Show sophisticated and visually interesting fillable PDF Forms created using the forms toolbar in Acrobat 8 Professional, that may include interactive form elements, auto-formatting, calculations and Javascripting.

Category: LiveCycle Designer Templates
Develop form templates that can be used in LiveCycle Designer 8, and may include graphics, interactive form elements, library elements, auto-formatting, calculations and Javascripting. (LiveCycle Designer is included with every copy of Acrobat 8 Professional for Windows)

Notable entries will appear in the PDF Forms gallery. Entries may also qualify to win Adobe software, video cams and t-shirts.

The contest runs from Mar 10, 2008 until Apr 30, 2008.

Full details at http://www.acrobatusers.com/contests/forms/