BRIO, CoCoMo and the Private Beta…

April 25, 2008

I got a mail from a guy yesterday, asking about BRIO & CoCoMo. I thought I should write about them here…


BRIO is the code-name of the next generation of Adobe Acrobat Connect that is built on Adobe Flex. You can got to Adobe Labs and try it out the beta here. You can also provide any feedbacks/bugs on the Brio Forums.

Brio beta allows you to:

  • Host unlimited online meetings with up to 3 meeting participants.
  • Interact with easy-to-use screen sharing, chat and whiteboards.
  • Access your meeting instantly with a personalized, easy-to-remember URL.
  • Distribute documents and files to meeting participants.
  • Use integrated VoIP, teleconferencing and multi-point video.


CoCoMo (Common Collaboration Model) is a set of Flex Components that allow you to do realtime collaboration using the Adobe Connect backbone. Earlier, this wouldbe only be possible using a Connect Meeting, but now we have decided to release the CoCoMo SDK that lets developers integrate these services within their own applications. BRIO is actually built using CoCoMo…

You can see an in-depth discussion and technical demo of what CoCoMo is and how to program using CoCoMo in this webcast by the CoCoMo Team. CoCoMo is in private beta and there is a long waiting list currenlty for the same.

Here are some examples of Apps built using CoCoMo

Given the fact that many of you may not even know that CoCoMo is out there, I tried to reach Fang Chang, the Sr Product Manager for CoCoMo. He said that though the waitlist is fairly long, he can try to accomodate some people who can give quality feedback.

So, if you are looking to get into the CoCoMo project private Beta, drop me a mail at my mail id mentioned on the Contacts Pod on my blog. It will be great if you can include a small description of what you are looking to build, so that it is easier for the CoCoMo guys to choose who should get in.


April 25, 2008

The DevNet team at Adobe recently released the Community Help (Beta). The community powered search is designed to help people find the best answer to their question, no matter where the answer may reside. The answer that you want to find may be within, in the DevNet or on a blog in the community.

So go check it out and don’t forget to provide feedback…