Working with a catalog marketing company we were tasked with the creation of a stand-alone desktop application that would become what was later to be termed an ‘eCommerce’ solution. It was distributed on CD. Remember when CDs were all the rage for distribution of electronic media? At this time the internet was still an emerging technology and online shopping was only a dream. There were other interesting technologies coming of age at the same time like Adobe’s PDF. We were all learning and exploring new ideas and for us the next natural progression was to wonder, “What about using PDF for an interactive electronic catalog?”
Even today, who could ever imagine a PDF catalog could be enabled for eCommerce ?
Over 10 years ago we gained a reputation for pushing the PDF envelope and we not only imagined it, we created it!