EditGrid is developed, provided and maintained by Team and Concepts, a Hong Kong-based company. The first public beta release of EditGrid was launched on 7 April 2006. It registered its 10,000th personal user in November 2006. In January 2007 EditGrid started to offer organisation accounts for free trial and also became available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange platform. On 14 February 2007, EditGrid officially declared out-of-beta and launched its subscription service.
Touted as the most advanced and well-polished Ajax-enabled spreadsheet, EditGrid includes features for shared access and online collaboration on top of conventional spreadsheet functionalities. Its Real-Time Update (RTU) feature allows multiple users to see changes on a spreadsheet immediately, and is considered a winning feature among similar products. Its Remote Data feature can retrieve live data on the web, while its My Data Format (MDF) feature allows users to customise the output format using XSLT, such as live KML for Google Earth. Other features include multiple access control levels, revision history, charting, live chat, permalinks and more than 500 spreadsheet functions.
Apart from access from its main site, spreadsheets hosted on EditGrid can be accessed on third-party websites by means of its post-to-blog feature.
In September 2007, the EditGrid iPhone Edition was launched at the Office 2.0 Conference.
In addition, developers can make use of the EditGrid API to build custom applications. There are a number of EditGrid add-ons that mash up other services. One of these, Grid2Map, turns longitude-latitude pairs into placemarks on Google Maps.
In addition to the default English version, EditGrid is available in eight languages: German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese, largely thanks to a community localisation project.
EditGrid is available to organisation users on a software-as-a-service basis. Organisation users enjoy SSL-encrypted traffic, user account administration and management reports on top of the features available to personal users.
EditGrid is developed on an open-source software architecture. It runs on Catalyst as the web application framework and uses Gnumeric as its back-end support. It adopts Ajax technology at the front-end.
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