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Merapi Leads the Way for the Next Generation of Web Site Development

The Merapi Project, a new software framework, has the potential to change the way we think about the difference between the "Web" and "Desktop" software.

Chicago, IL, August 28, 2008 --( Merapi Pushes the Web Forward, enabling the Next Generation of Web and Desktop Software Development

The Merapi Project, highly touted as the first true enabling technology for the next-generation of Web and Desktop software development has gained major traction with the "who's who" of Rich Internet Application developers and software companies.

The Merapi Project, named after a volcano on the Island of Java, is a software framework that allows developers to extend beyond the traditionally imposed "sandbox" security that is native to Web browsers and Adobe's Flash Player / AIR Runtime.

"We created Merapi as a means to build the types of applications that enterprise clients really have been asking for," said Adam Flater, chief architect and Merapi Project founder.

The Merapi framework can be used by software developers who are using Adobe's highly popular and ubiquitous Flash platform, Adobe AIR, and the standards-based AJAX to develop applications that connect directly to an end-user's software operating system, completely blurring the line between connected desktop and online Web applications.

"We currently have about 300 of the best and brightest Flex and Flash (Actionscript) and Java developers out there working with the Merapi framework, and the feedback that these folks have given us is terribly exciting", comments Dave Meeker, one of the Merapi Project leaders.

"What is most interesting to us and those that we've shared things with is the multitude of different uses that people are interested in leveraging Merapi for. People are looking to use Merapi to do everything from controlling industrial manufacturing robots via Web interfaces and interfacing with legacy mainframe software by creating brilliant new graphical user interfaces to those that are looking to use Merapi to connect external devices like mobile phones or bluetooth-enabled hardware to applications that are developed using the standard (and easy to use) Web technologies that they already know very well," said Meeker.

Merapi works by enabling Flash-player content as well as HTML/Javascript Web applications to connect to Java applications that handle processing on the user's desktop.

The Merapi Project team will be featured at a variety of events that take place during this Fall's Adobe MAX Conference, which takes place in San Francisco in November.

"We plan to showcase a handful of really compelling application samples that people involved with Merapi are putting together. To be honest, we plan to show the world what Merapi can really do and we think that once it gains adoption, the concept of Web-based software will change forever," commented Flater.

The Merapi Project ( is currently in a closed-source private alpha. The full road-map for the application framework will be made public during Q4 of 2008.

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