AIRApps.net Chooses INM as Strategic Development Partner

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Companies collaborate to build a custom eCommerce framework for Adobe AIR developers.

Integration New Media, Inc. (INM), a leader in creating rich user experiences, announced today that AIRApps.net has chosen INM as its strategic development partner for the creation of two custom components for its new eCommerce Framework. These two components will allow Adobe AIR application developers to monetize their AIR applications by easily adding licensing and payment mechanisms.

Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system application runtime that allows developers to use HTML/CSS, AJAX, Adobe Flash® and Adobe Flex™ to extend rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop. AIRApps.net is a community-based website that celebrates this innovative software and provides developers with a host of services and resources that includes forums, chat rooms, news aggregation, free downloads and a number of productivity services.

"This framework will be extremely beneficial for our members and will solve a critical question of how developers can protect and sell their applications," said Edward Mansouri, CEO and founder of AIRApps.net. "INM was the perfect partner to help us develop this."

The AIRApps.net eCommerce framework is a turnkey solution that manages all of the critical details for selling software, including hacker protection, piracy protection, payments and more. Initially, the framework will target developers building applications with Flex Builder 3, with an expansion plan to also support Flash CS3, and then HTML/Javascript.

INM is developing both a custom Flex plug-in that developers integrate into their project, and the associated payment widget that the plug-in injects into the final application.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with AIRApps.net on this project," said Laurent Brigaut, director of research and development for INM. "There is a lot of synergy between our two companies and we see the potential for a long-term development relationship."

A demo of the AIRApps.net eCommerce Framework is available from October 1-3, 2007 at booth #36 of the Adobe MAX Show in Chicago, IL. Also at the show, AIRApps will be seeking suggestions for its new name with a goal of unveiling its new identity at the end of October.

About AIRApps.net
AIRApps.net is a celebration of AIR, an innovative software application from Adobe that lets developers easily build exciting desktop applications. AIRApps.net's objective is to provide its membership and the AIR Development Community at large with a host of network services and resources to help build better AIR applications, and, to help AIR developers monetize their AIR applications by enabling them to sell licenses and/or subscriptions to their digital products. AIRApps.net is owned and operated by Ucompass.com, Inc., an e-Learning software company based in Tallahassee, FL. For more information, please visit http://www.airapps.net.

About Integration New Media
Integration New Media (INM) helps companies create rich user experiences in both online and offline environments. With projects ranging from rich internet applications through to interactive sales and marketing tools and electronic libraries, INM has developed solutions for organizations large and small in a variety of different industries. A well-known player in the industry for over 15 years, the company offers top-level interactive project consulting and development services as well as a successful line of products that includes some of the best-known Xtras for Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Director, Flash and Authorware. For more information, please visit http://www.INM.com.

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