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GravityZoo Company Releases Beta1 Framework

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, March 6 -- The GravityZoo Company announced the Beta1 release of the GravityZoo Framework. This represents a major step in the convergence of Software as a Service (SaaS), SOA and Web 2.0. GravityZoo's newly developed technology allows for the delivery of all applications as a service at anytime anyplace and across any device in a distributed networked computing environment.

Part of the Beta1 release is The GravityZoo Client for Windows. This is a small software stack that opens the gateway to the GravityZoo Framework of which the Client becomes an integral part.

The GravityZoo Vision

The GravityZoo vision is about the convergence of SaaS, SOA and Web 2.0. Applications run in the network and are no longer limited to a server or a client computer. This allows both applications and information to become totally OS and device independent. The latter ultimately resulting in a secure ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence environment.

The GravityZoo Framework (Beta1)

Over the last months, many improvements to the existing framework have been made -- many in accordance with GravityZoo's roadmap, but also based upon the feedback received. Below the most important Beta1 achievements are listed:

  • Improved User Interface: The GravityZoo Framework Beta1 features a totally reworked user interface, paving the way to the future with upcoming skinning and customization functionality.
  • Reworked threading model: A totally reworked threading implementation has been implemented on both the client and the backend environment. This threading environment runs independently from the operating system and allows very fine- grained control of all GravityZoo processes.
  • Improved Split-Horizon functionality: Split-Horizon functionality allows applications to share resources between server and client. The new version is more transparent to the user and the application developer and paves the way to new distributed computing capabilities.
  • Cross-device application resume: Applications started on one client, can be resumed on another client. It is also possible to resume an application on more clients simultaneously, allowing to work on the same application cross many devices.
  • Improved COS integration: The Central Object Store is now totally integrated into the backend framework, maximizing both scalability and stability.
The GravityZoo DaaS Environment

The GravityZoo Development as a Service (DaaS) environment is available for public testing. It allows developers to build, test, and run their applications online. The new version of the DaaS environment features many new and exciting features:
  • Developers now can build more sophisticated, multi-module applications in Python.
  • Improved syntax highlighting allows for easier code development.
  • Improved debugging functionality allows easier tracking of errors and bugs.

For download instructions, beta release notes and to learn more about the GravityZoo Framework, please visit the download page at

Future platform support

Future releases of the GravityZoo Client are planned for the following platforms: Linux, MacOS X, Solaris, FreeBSD, Symbian, Windows CE and VXWorks for embedded devices.

About The GravityZoo Company

The GravityZoo Company is a pioneering innovator of Software as a Service (SaaS) enabling technology, Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence Systems. The GravityZoo innovative SaaS technology will enable millions of people around the world to use new applications as a service and connect to information previously not accessible. For all application developers worldwide, The GravityZoo Framework represents freedom. It will allow them to develop truly object-oriented Net-applications without the need for workarounds or other awkward web-solutions. The GravityZoo Framework enables enterprises delivering Software as a Service in a quick, unobtrusive and highly interactive way. Founded in 2006, GravityZoo might become the so dreaded paradigm shift in the Software industry, allowing a true Software as a Service revolution outside of the Browser. For more information on The GravityZoo Company, visit


Source: The GravityZoo Company

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