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Popcorn Maker earns top app honours

InformationWeek, a popular business and technology magazine, has released its list of the most amazing apps of 2012 and coming in at number one is Popcorn Maker — a free web application developed to enhance videos by Mozilla and Seneca’s Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT).

CDOT has been working on Popcorn Maker and Popcorn.js, its programming language, since 2011. The project is led by Professor David Humphrey and his team of CDOT researchers made-up of graduates and students from the School of Information and Communications Technology.

Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, Popcorn Maker makes it easy for anyone to enhance, remix and share videos or audio files on the web. To date, it has been used to enhance videos developed by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), the National Film Board of Canada, the People’s Choice Awards, and by countless individual webmakers and filmmakers around the world.

In its selection of Popcorn Maker as the top app of 2012, InformationWeek said the free web application is important because it “further democratizes video as a means of communication.”