semYOU, the free app computing system that makes using software and the Internet much easier, will be available starting today at www.semyou.com. Local software installation, purchased software and tedious updates are finally a thing of the past. The innovative app computing system from the startup firm semYOU provides the most important functions, including office, entertainment and communication functions, through free cloud computing applications. Every application is just a click away.
semYOU app computing presents a brand-new approach to using software: the large number of free power applications allows all tasks to be completed easily over the Internet through cloud computing – without installation, from any computer in the world. Personal documents, files, music and photos, task lists or notes are available anytime, anywhere. Another advantage: the personalized semYOU desktop looks the same regardless of where login takes place – in the office, at home or at the Internet cafe.
This makes the semYOU app computing system very different from other cloud computing providers, who typically offer only a simple online hard drive. At the core of this new Internet-based operating system lies the free and convenient use of many different applications for home and business customers. semYOU is not only a web desktop, but thanks to its new app store, it’s also a free tool suite with more than 25 different ad-free applications that make buying software unnecessary. Over the next several weeks, more semYOU apps will be released, including an Enterprise Suite with special applications for businesses. Because semYOU is not based on HTML5 but on Microsoft’s Silverlight technology, for the first time web applications can offer functions that were previously reserved only for rich client applications.
August 2010 marked the release of the first beta version of semYOU. Since then, the app computing system has been continuously optimized with the help of users. semYOU Version 1.0, released today, consists of a web desktop and an affiliated app store. After login, all applications can be run in three different ways: via the semYOU web desktop, directly via the app store or through a local link on desktop PCs, notebooks or netbooks.