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Lotusphere2009 Innovation Lab Highlights

January 22 2009

Every year at Lotusphere2009, IBM Lotus sets aside an entire lab to showcase new and innovative projects that are going on in the IBM Research Labs around Lotus products. I make an effort to spend a good amount of time in the lab every year as you can see the future of the Lotus product line on the monitors in this room. Here are my highlights from 2009: EditSpot: Web Office Editor EditSpot has the tag line of "Document collaboration anywhere, anytime you need. The solution worked from a web browser on multiple platforms, multiple browsers, and on multiple devices like an Android device or iPhone. It has integration with Bluehouse/LotusLive which allowed a shape in a document to be tied to an Activity. Live Synchronization of page changes and annotations was seamless. ODF DOM support allowed for documents to become widgets for use in Mashups. It was even optimized for accessibility issues like screen readers. EditSpot also had multi-touch interaction. Next Generation Lotus Mobile