RoboDemo Eases Flash Development

 
 
By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2003-08-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For developers and product managers creating product demos and tutorials, Flash is an obvious choice as an excellent format for delivery.

For developers and product managers creating product demos and tutorials, Flash is an obvious choice as an excellent format for delivery.

However, many workers lack the ability or the inclination to learn how to develop in Flash. And although makers of demo creation software usually offer Flash export options, these options can limit functionality and keep the demo from fully leveraging the benefits of Flash.

To address this weakness, eHelp recently began offering a new module for its RoboDemo software simulation and tutorial application. Using this module, I found it was possible to leverage the strengths of both platforms: I created a tutorial in RoboDemo that took advantage of the strong e-learning, testing and simulation features in RoboDemo, then exported the files into Flash to add additional scripting and advanced Flash interactivity to my tutorial.

RoboDemo is priced at $399, and the Flash add-on module is priced at $199. For more information, go to www.ehelp.com.

 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr Rapoza's current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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