is offering a Mac beta release of its “new personal multimedia communication service.” Described by the company as “Java and XML with personality,” the software is designed to simplify the process of combining digital pictures, audio, voice, text, free-form drawing and animations into personal multimedia experiences that can be sent via e-mail or published as a Web site.
“The author of a netomat can also embed a subset of the authoring tools with their content so that recipients or viewers of these experiences — without our client software or any proprietary plug-in — can annotate and edit the content — and see a full history of everyone’s changes — transforming a personal multimedia e-mail or Web site into a personal bulletin board, blog or collaborative space,” Ed James of Netomat Inc. told MacCentral.
The core innovation underlying the netomat service is a new XML-based language called nml (netomatic mark-up language), he added. The software is built on open standards, formats, and protocols with the goal of simplifying the process of enabling two-way communication using multiple media via multiple modes to and from multiple devices.
If you wish to test the Mac beta release, you can
sign up online.