Anno-J is a Web 2.0 application designed for visualizing deep sequencing data and other genome annotation data. It is intended to run in modern W3C compliant browsers*, and allows flexible configuration of plugins and data streams from providers located anywhere on the internet.
*AJ has only been tested in Safari, Firefox and Camino at this stage. Mozilla and Opera behaviour may be unpredictable. There is no intention to support IE in the near term.
Anno-J is available under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license, although commercial use is permitted if permission from the author is first obtained. Please contact the author with any queries. News and bug information is available here
Anno-J is built around the REST philosophy and is designed to leverage the distributed nature of the internet. The key benefit to web-applications designed in this way is clear separation of style, logic and data.
The way data looks, when rendered in Anno-J, may be controlled by CSS. Designers of CSS assets do not need to concern themselves with any aspect of the program's internals and may host assets remotely.
Data may be sourced from any number of remote providers. Providers may use any server-side configuration of choice without having to worry about compatibilty with Anno-J and do not need to worry about logical or stylistic aspects.