VentureBeat’s Matt Marshall just got off stage at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, where six companies launched brand-new products in the MacWorld DEMO: Best in Show presentation.
The presentation is a new collaboration between MacWorld and technology launchpad conference DEMO. (The common connection here is IDG, the company that owns MacWorld and partners with VentureBeat to produce DEMO.)
Here’s a list of the six products:
Product: Quickoffice Connected Mobile Suite
Quickoffice Connected Mobile Suite lets users view, create, edit and share Microsoft Office files directly from their iPhone/iPod Touch. Quickoffice Connect will also enable remote access and sharing to other cloud storage providers, such as Box.net, Google Docs, drop.io and Dropbox. The product also provides access to MobileMe iDisk accounts.
Product: Papershow, Mac compatible version
You can write on Papershow paper and have the writing appear on your computer screen. The product combines a wireless Bluetooth pen, USB key, and “interactive paper” to allow you, for example, to create a digital flip chart or annotate a PowerPoint Presentation live. After the meeting, you can save your session, print it, and/or email it to your team.
Company: Ten One Design
Inklet allows your multitouch trackpad to emulate a pen tablet. When you’re using a Ten One’s Pogo Sketch pen, the trackpad even becomes pressure sensitive. Inklet works with all major drawing programs and is compatible with the handwriting recognition built into Mac OS X.
Yapper (Your APP makER) is an online self-service for bloggers, newspapers, pod casters and others to make their own native mobile apps in WYSIWYG fashion. It supports iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, and the apps can be cached locally for offline reading, as well as location-enabled.
Company: Carina Software
Product: SkyFi & SkyVoyager
SkyFi is a battery-powered adapter that lets you control serial devices like telescopes, GPS recievers, internet routers/switches, etc. from your iPhone, iPod Touch, or any WiFi enabled computer. At MacWorld, Carina is showing off how to use the SkyVoyager iPhone app to control a large telescope.
This is a laser-based pico projector. The projector is supposed to deliver colorful, bright, vivid and detailed images, requiring no projection lenses or focus adjustment. It’s pocket-sized, can be plugged into media players, mobile phones, and more, and it can delivers images that range from 12 inches to 100 inches.
[Photos by Paul Boutin]