Bamboo Dock wins 2010 Adobe MAX Award
Wacom, the leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and intuitive interface devices, today announces that Bamboo Dock has been awarded the internationally renowned Adobe MAX Award in the category of Social Computing.
The MAX Award is a global competition focusing on innovative uses of technology and software to create high-impact enterprise, entertainment, social computing, and digital-publishing applications that bring together worldwide users across computing platforms. This year, hundreds of entries were received from creative and application development professionals. A panel of Adobe judges and industry experts identified the top 18 entries across six categories as finalists. Afterwards in an online voting event, the public voted for their favorite finalists.
About Bamboo Dock
Bamboo Dock, which is situated on the desktop as an icon, gives access to a constantly growing number of Bamboo applications. These provide a range of pen- and multi-touch-based functions, such as drawing and sketching, marking maps and playing games. And that’s not all: Bamboo Dock brings user communities together. With pen and multi-touch interactions, they experience the creative process in an interactive environment and can connect with co-workers, friends and family via social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. All Bamboo apps are currently available for use with Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.
Wacom’s aim is to make working with computers easier for every user, regardless of their skills and background. Therefore, Wacom has been working for several years with developers from Gugga, one of the leading companies specializing in Adobe Flash Platforms in Bulgaria, to extend the use of its Bamboo tablet with Bamboo Dock.
The Bamboo apps experience
To experience Bamboo apps, users need to download/install Bamboo Dock. It keeps them up-to-date and informs them when a new app is available. Bamboo Dock can be installed from the Bamboo CD (included in the packaging box of each Bamboo tablet) or online from http://bamboodock.wacom.com/
Story of success
Bamboo Dock has been successful in many European countries, with more than 500,000 downloads. Since October 2010, it is now available worldwide, including US, Japan and China. Bamboo apps are developed by third party developers. Wacom provides free tools such as software developers kit (SDK) to support developers to create new Bamboo apps. These kits are free and can be downloaded on http://mini-developer.wacom.eu/
Further information about Bamboo, Bamboo Dock and the Bamboo apps can be found at www.wacom.eu/bamboo
Further information on the Adobe MAX Awards competition can be found at http://www.max.adobe.com/awards/finalists
Gugga is a software development company creating innovative rich internet applications and services. For seven years Gugga has conceived, built and supported outstanding products and services for global brands based on the Adobe Flash Platform. Gugga maintains one of the top teams in Europe specialising in Adobe Flex and AIR, recognised by Adobe. Contact at: http://www.gugga.com
Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world. It also provides business and home users with leading interface technology to express their personality encouraging a sense of curiosity and discovery that excites and inspires. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.
Wacom’s patented Penabled technology is also offered as an OEM solution to manufacturers of PC and Macintosh computers. Its patent-pending RRFC touch technology has been added to the list in the solution. Many of today’s Tablet PCs count on the advanced features and reliability of Wacom’s input technology. Additionally, Wacom’s pen and touch technology is playing a leading role in the development of such mobile devices as smart phones and PDAs. Wacom is committed to expanding the components brand and will continue to roll out new input technologies that provide a natural and intuitive computing experience.
For further information please contact:
Dr. Jessica Klein
Wacom Europe GmbH
Tel.: +49 2151 3614–307