Kromo 2.1 was announced at the Jan. 12-13 iShell User Conference. Kromo is an animation system that provides the possibility to store, record and modify animation paths that are defined by “freehand” mouse movements. Every animation path is stored in an element called a “Mosquito.” One or multiple combined Mosquitoes can be used to move any iShell element (more on iShell in a moment) on the screen.
The new Kromo provides a complete database engine that accesses tab separated database files. Eleven database scripts contain everything needed to store and retrieve local data on HD, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. (To access remote databases via the Internet a WebAccess module is needed.) Plus, several new scripts and dialogs are provided. Kromo 2.1 will be available this month. Details and licensing fees
can be found online.
is a QuickTime-native multimedia authoring suite that enables the creation of customized media players that launch from a Web site. The latest version, 2.0, was released in October and has over 500 new features, including better Internet support, smart caching features (providing “smoother” experiences for end users), and a visual debugger that developers “love,” Tribeworks Director of Communications Rachel McKosby told MacCentral.