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Photobucket Visual Search With Silverlight

Posted by | June 23, 2009 .

A week ago Microsoft made a press release about Photobucket’s Visual Search, a new way to search, which is powered by Silverlight and Live. Though my first attempt to Visual Search abruptly ended with my Opera browser crashing, Visual Search itself provided easily one of my best image search experiences so far. First of all, […]

Rounding Up HTML 5 Discussion Week

Posted by | June 22, 2009 .

Adobe MAX 2009 has opened for registration. Early bird discounts until Aug 31st. Follow @adobemax for all updates. Adobe and Microsoft have been collaborating on a range of security goals for nearly two years! And they have no plans to stop yet. David Tucker follows his previous post with more observations, this time about HTML […]

Adobe RTMP Specification Available

Posted by | June 17, 2009 .

Nearly five months after announcing that the Real Time Messaging Protocol would be made open, Adobe has finally made it available (PDF Alert!). The seventy-page spec is a set of four documents explaining the license, the RTMP chunk stream, the message formats, and the command messages. RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) is the multimedia protocol […]

Rounding Up An Eventful Week

Posted by | June 16, 2009 .

Adobe Flex & Adobe AIR Adobe AIR has now been installed over 200 million times. Adrian Ludwig of the Adobe AIR team recaps the various territories it has been adopted into: social apps (mostly Twitter apps, I think), enterprise apps (Salesforce, Oracle), government apps (the Polish Finance Ministry), and what I call novelty apps (like […]

Generating Speech With AIR and Java

Posted by | June 11, 2009 .

Rich Tretola recently posted a nice AIR/Java example for voice applications. The inspiration came from the ColdFusion Jedi Raymond Camden who posted an example of generating speech with ColdFusion and Java. Both examples essentially use an underlying TTS (text-to-speech) system. They use Java-based FreeTTS here but you could use any of the TTS systems freely […]

Why not a Flash App Store

Posted by | June 4, 2009 .

There are lot of app stores germinating lately, all following the foot steps of Apple App Store. There are: Android Market – All the apps feeding the Google Android phone, well, two of them so far G1 and G2 (should have gone to Google I/O!) Windows Market Place for Mobile – A long plain name […]

Updates About Flash SEO

Posted by | June 4, 2009 .

One of our readers recently had the following doubts: Have there been any advances in search engines recognising flash sites? Been a couple of years since I did an entire site in flash and wondered if anything had moved on in that direction. I wondered if submitting an XML site map to google with relevant […]

Rounding Up The Google Wave Week

Posted by | June 1, 2009 .

Last week actually became a Flex 4 week towards the tail end, but read about that in the next post. Google Wave is a phenomenal project and I already told you that. One of our readers has a doubt: “I wondered if submitting an XML site map to google with relevant descriptions and titles was […]

Did the Google I/O 2009 Spoil the Microsoft Bing Day?

Posted by | May 29, 2009 .

Google I/O is a developer gathering focused on pushing the boundaries of web applications using Google and open web technologies. This year’s two-day conference appears to have completely overshadowed the Microsoft Bing Day. There must have been two binge parties in both the camps last night for entirely different reasons. In case you did not […]

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