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Rounding Up Week Of the 2009 Hype Cycle

Posted by | August 17, 2009 .

The Gartner Hype Cycle 2009 report was released last week. Cloud computing and E-book readers share the global maxima, and social software suites and microblogging are apparently just past their crest. Ryan Stewart highlighted Adobe’s prominence. Ryan Stewart is also awestruck by interface designer Theresa Neil and highly recommends some of her material on RIAs. […]

Spinning Down the Web Squared

Posted by | August 14, 2009 .

Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle released a white paper called Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On as a warm up before the Web 2.0 Summit which is to take place in October. The paper is a must read for all web savvy, and all those who care about the directions in which the world […]

Spezify: Another Attempt At Visual Search

Posted by | August 12, 2009 .

Despite what detractors say, visual search is necessary and can fill the gap in searching for something about which the user is vague to begin with. Thus, it is being attempted by many startups: SearchMe, oSkope, KartOO, Viewzi and now Spezify. There is place for more players until one or two winners stand out. Spezify […]

Rounding Up Social Media Outage Week

Posted by | August 10, 2009 .

Many developers are increasingly working on Android apps. Now that Apple’s App Rejection pseudocode has been exposed. I have seen only two applications of pseudocode so far: interviews and jokes. Ryan has examples to prove that the latest release Adobe AIR 1.5.2 is in fact more than what I previously called “a minor update… which […]

Google 3D Maps API For Flash

Posted by | August 5, 2009 .

Google recently announced support for 3D perspectives in the Google Maps API for Flash. SWFs using Google Maps with 3D features can be created using Flash 9/10, though Flash Player 10 has additional improvements in 3D animations that makes it easier to create. The 3D perspective can be introduced to an existing SWF by simply importing […]

Rounding Up The Microsoft-Yahoo! Week

Posted by | August 3, 2009 .

Adobe released a minor update of Adobe AIR, version 1.5.2, which includes some reliability, compatibility and security related bug fixes. Having had enough with the bullying, Aral Balkan is taking some serious steps to fight Sys-Con. A minor victory already. Bravo! He seeks our help and I request you on his behalf. I am reluctant […]

Rounding Up AIAS & Adobe Wave Week

Posted by | July 27, 2009 .

Flash Player for mobile will support multi-touch and accelerometer features, and Daniel Dura will be doing a session at MAX09 covering that stuff. Adobe also open sourced Flash Platform Media and Text Framework. For more news that came during Adobe Industry Analyst Summit, check out #AIAS and #adobe09 hashtags on Twitter. Ted Patrick dives into […]

The Eagle Has Landed

Posted by | July 24, 2009 .

The 40th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 Moon landing go on. Domani Studios built a beautiful Flex-based website called We Choose the Moon that takes us through the odyssey in 11 stages using the material provided by the JFK Presidential Library & Museum. At each stage are photos, videos, 3D flyovers around the shuttle, […]

Google Indexing External Content

Posted by | June 25, 2009 .

The Google Webmaster Central Blog recently carried a post assuring webmasters across the globe that Google is now capable of indexing Flash content along with its associated external resources. In plain English, it means that if SWF X loads content from SWF Y, then Y can be recognized as a child of X and both […]

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