Connotate Opens Up Award-Winning Agent Community GEN2 to Development Community

New Brunswick - 12 November 2009

Connotate, the leading provider of solutions which transform information from the Web and enterprise into user-empowered on-demand applications and actionable intelligence, today announced “Developer Edition”, a new addition to the Agent Community GEN2 platform that extends the offering to the developer community. Connotate’s feature rich “Developer Edition” enables developers and programmers to customize Agents using Microsoft’s award-winning Visual Studio.

Building on Connotate’s’ award winning platform and patented, visual abstraction technology, the “Developer Edition” enables individual developers and development teams to “get under the hood” of Agent creation and complement Agents via a high degree of programmatic control. Developers can directly add scripts, loops, or API calls to further customize Agents, adding granular skills, features and functions. The “Developers Edition” makes it so that every web source is a target for quick and easy Agent creation.

“The Developer Edition is a powerful combination of automatic Agent creation using machine intelligence, coupled with a high degree of programmatic control – it’s the best of all worlds,” comments Bruce Molloy, CEO of Connotate. “This latest addition to our suite enables us to offer 100% coverage of the web universe, in addition to RSS, databases and other unstructured data sources. Other approaches require programming or HTML knowledge, take considerably longer to create and are much less reliable.”

Connotate offers the most reliable and scalable approach to monitoring and collecting real-time intelligence from the Web. And, with the ability to create and publish Agents in minutes – rather than in hours or days – the Connotate solution offers the enterprise a low total cost of ownership.

The Developer Edition leverages Microsoft’s award-winning Visual Studio IDE (integrated development environment) to ensure accelerated application development, delivery of breakthrough user experiences, and effective collaboration. Known for its fundamental enablement of developers to write code faster through a wealth of productivity-enhancing features, Visual Studio allows developers to create Agents that:

Build Connected Solutions and Streamline Business Processes – APIs and web services enable developers to easily connect Agent alerts, deliveries, and schedules to other systems or applications.

Focus on Real Business Challenges and Accelerate Solution Development – The productivity, performance, and scalability of both Visual Studio and the Developers Edition enable developers to create Agents in a fraction of the time that native programming tools would permit, creating synergies between the technical and business sides of the enterprise.

“We are excited about the combination of Connotate’s award-winning Agent Studio with Microsoft’s Visual Studio environment,” says Sheila Gulati, General Manager, Application Platform and Developer Marketing at Microsoft. “We feel Connotate’s customers will gain greatly from leveraging the most powerful integrated development environment (IDE) on the market.”

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