It’s here. After almost a week of suspense, Opera has finally unveiled their secret new product. And yes, its big. Opera has lived upto the sky high expectations by introducing something radical and revolutionary. As many had predicted, it is related to Cloud Computing. Its called Opera Unite. Opera Unite tears down the distinction between a client and a sever and cloud computing to the next stage. Now even your browser is capable of serving data.
Even though Opera Unite revolutionary, it is based on the same open Web standards as Web sites today. This will make authoring new services a lot easier. Not only that the Opera Unite API Library is Open Source. Interested developers can find all the info they need to get started over here.
To kick things off Opera has released a catalog demonstrating some of the applications of Opera Unite. Here’s what you can currently do with Opera Unite :
Media Player : Access your complete home music library from whereever you are.
Web Server : Host your Web sites running from your own computer.
File Sharing : Instantly share file with your friends. Generate unique URLs for remotely accessing files and folders on your computer.
The Lounge : Set up a chat server, aka The Lounge, on your computer, without any need for third-party Web sites or desktop applications.
Fridge : A fun place for people to leave notes on your computer.
Photo Sharing : Share your personal photos with friends around the world without the need to upload them. Instantly create attractive galleries accessible through the web using Opera Unite.
Check out the video below to learn more about Opera’s Vision of Opera Unite.