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Yourminis – that’s how Flash should be done!

Posted by Charles | November 15, 2006 .

If there is a startup can possibly and finally bring Flash to web 2.0 (or new web) mainstream, that’ll be Yourminis.com.

Readers of this blog would know the number 1 of the 100 Flex Business Idea is FlexTop, Flash/Flex based desktop (or home page). I mentioned there was only one Flash based desktop startup, Goowy. Now, Goowy created Yourminis, amazing Flash desktop/homepage site. Right away, I replaced my Google personal home page with Yourminis. Considering AJAX homepage site like Netvibes can skin $15mil from VC recently, I wouldn’t surprise Yourminis will have some good announcement soon.

What I like Yourminis the most is, you heard me before, that this Flash site doesn’t fight with browser. It retains all the browsing feels and usebility. It even has a footer! You don’t feel like you are on a uncomfortable new cool world, rather, you start do the usual things right away.

Plus, it’s Flash. It gives you all the rich usability AJAX can’t, such as reliable real time data pulling, media display and play, effects, etc. The MP3 play is wonderfully developed with visual effect. You can drag the items anywhere you want so that you have greater flexibility for layout and more comfortable and realistic desktop usage. Go play with it, there are more and it’s fun.

 

yourminis thumb Yourminis   thats how Flash should be done!

What Yourminis is still lack of are the number of “minis” availible, the widgets. They do hove those common ones seen everywhere. Beside, I can’t find any API or ways to allow eager developers getting theirs hands on it to enrich the contents. I believe the sucdess of this Flash startup is really depending on how flexible and easy the “minis” get created, by users.

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  1. alex  November 15, 2006 3:08 pm

    Moxie,

    Thanks so much for your review….we are working on a lot of exciting things over the next 30 days, including launching a community around sharing tabs (think youtube with ratings, sort, search, comments but for tabs). We are also going to enable you to publish the individual minis on your personal pages. In addition we are going to release public APIs so anyone can develop onto the yourminis platform.

    If you havent had a chance, please check out the browser plugin – it gives you so many additional one click options. Thanks for your support!

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