Leapfrog, based in Geteborg Sweden, is a part of Grey Global Group, a $12 billion communications powerhouse. Leapfrog provides corporate marketing and digital media intensive companies with powerful web based solutions for managing and communicating their rich media assets, technical platforms for brand management and web publishing technology. In colaboration with AIC, Sweden, activeZ was engaged in development of an advanced component that enables file upload and download using drag and drop operations, enabling multi file/folder drag and drop between desktop applications and web browser, as an advanced feature of Leapfrog's document management solution called 'Mediabank'.
In a sort of a project manager application, it is very important to handle files very easy, using all possible means to make these operations as easy as possible for the users. Drag&Drop is very useful feature on Windows platform, and the users are already used to it, so it was necessary to make this feature of developed application, although this application is web application.
In a web application, the biggest challenge with file handling is usability of the user interface and how to overcome the problem of permissions and security. Signed activeX components are very useful because they enable access to file system and at the same time they are part of the web page and they can interact with it.
Client: Asklin Interactive Communication