Tribeworks came to the Macworld Demo Room recently to show off their new version of iShell, a QuickTime-based multimedia-authoring environment.
iShell is an object-oriented professional application that allows you to create high-quality multimedia content for the Web, CD-ROM, and kiosk use through dragging and dropping. Although built upon QuickTime, iShell actually creates its own runtimes and plays in an iShell-created player. The result, created on the Mac or Windows side, is cross-platform.
This new version includes more than 500 additions and feature changes including smart caching, a visual debugger, better Net support, new commands and events, better handling of sound, and greater extensibility.
iShell 2.0 is free to download and use, but commercial deployment of the product requires a sliding payment based on the level of support desired. Silver Memberships are $975 for the first year (with a $750 renewal) and gold Memberships are $2,750 for the first year ($1,500 renewal). Each offers a different level of tech support, documentation, and access to software. Tribeworks also offers an Educational Membership for $1,000 that includes 20 licenses.