Harold L. Vogel
Transmedia is the company responsible for the Glide Office suite, a set of web based applications that includes a word processor, presentation software, e-mail, calendar, contacts, and online photo, video, and music sharing. All of these applications function solely online.
Glide released a Spreadsheets app in November of 2007 to work online as well as on the desktop. The application opens up outside of your browser, yet syncs automatically with a browser based program. Transmedia didn’t use Google gears or Adobe AIR to add this functionality. They created it from scratch using C/C++.
Although the majority of heavy spreadsheet users find web based versions too anemic for their purposes, Glide is targeting their products at businesses and spreadsheet jockeys. Glide has added a high level of functionality which possibly makes it a step up from Zoho or Google Docs.
Transmedia products include a suite of office applications which bridge the gap between the web and desktop. they include: Glide Mobile, Glide Presenter, Glide Business, Glide Crunch (Spreadsheets) and Glide Campus.