Today Adobe introduced a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), codenamed Cocomo, that can let developers easily add real-time social capabilities into Web applications via cloud computing. Using Cocomo and Adobe Flex, developers can include collaboration features like real-time audio/video and chat in their existing applications, or build entirely new ones such as multi-player games or social media applications that run cross-platform using Adobe Flash Player or Adobe AIR. Cocomo is comprised of Flex client components, a hosted services infrastructure, and a simple but powerful development model. Now, developers can rapidly build rich user experiences for real-time applications in a matter of days instead of months. Further, because Cocomo was designed with security in mind, developers can confidently build multi-user applications that are easier for people to use and trust.
The Cocomo public beta is available immediately for free sign-up at this page.