Webforce - innovative Web desktop application

Business: Enterprise, Education, Social networks
Development Environment: Tomcat 6, IntelliJ IDEA, SVN, SQLyog, Fogbugz, Wiki, VMWare Workstation
Technology: Java 1.6, custom JavaScript AJAX framework, Apache commons, Lucene, Spring libraries, LDAP, MS Active Directory, WebDav, WAP, IMAP

The Challenge

This is an innovative Web desktop (desktop virtualization, VDI, SaaS) application that delivers all your applications through a web browser using standard HTTPS protocol and AJAX techniques.

System Highlights

This product is based on Web2.0, AJAX, DHTML technologies.

Key Features

  • It is a Web 2.0 application which actually functions as a web operating system and allows small businesses and individual users abandon their habitual yet less-effective desktop solutions and transfer all working tools into the browser and thus economize on purchase and support of expensive programs.
  • Working in the Webforce application you can store all information and programs you normally use in a so-called cloud which enables easy data exchange among your colleagues. Moreover, this smart application is not permanently connected to a certain computer and works in any place in case you have Internet and a web-browser.
  • Most applications are also available from mobile devices (like iPhone or Windows Mobile), including web-mail and calendar applications.
  • We have also developed a totally autonomous Linux(SLAX)-based solution for medium-priced laptops (netbooks/ultraportables), whose analog has recently been announced by Google (ChromeOS).

Results

The solution is expected to be used by schools and kindergartens. Webforce application advantages are obvious: firstly, school authorities will be able to save considerably on software purchase, and secondly, teachers will have total control over pupils' applications and actions.