Our Almaden Research Center and alphaWorks Web tech incubator have unveiled a new free (keyword: free) and easy-to-use online service for recording and repeating step-by-step processes that Web users do on a regular basis.
Think macros for the Intertubes.
The hypothesis that led to the technology goes something like this: You do the same things over and over again on the Web (visiting certain pages, conducting searches, etc.), why not figure out a way to automate that?
That's where "CoScripter" comes in (Hey, we're IBM. We do good acronyms, not product names.)
CoScripter (Or, "CSi," as I'll now be referring to it) simplifies repetitive daily processes like checking email, flight arrival times, searching for Wi-Fi hotspots, etc.
As my good friend (and director of our WW Developer Programs) Kathy Mandelstein put it:
"This new service is an effective means of giving time back to users who have generally lost many hours repeatedly going through the same motions when using the Web. CoScripter not only makes it easier for users to take advantage of the Internet, but it also encourages community and the sharing of information through the Web."
You can learn more about and download CoScripter from alphaWorks.
Todd "Turbo" Watson -- IBM Corporation
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