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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 […]

Adobe AIR Games

Posted by | May 26, 2009 .

Until I read Rob Christensen’s blog post early this month about Now Boarding, not a single thought about Adobe AIR games passed my mind. Since then, the only AIR games I could trace have been those listed in the Adobe Marketplace, and it also had applications like alarms and stop clocks listed under the Games […]

Rounding Up The Cannes Week

Posted by | May 25, 2009 .

I realized only last week that “sex” is the second most commonly searched term on our blog. Sad. If only the remaining top ones had been similarly inappropriate! Anybody think we should sprinkle a little keywords in our posts every now and then? There are more people wishing for AIR apps that do nothing. Reader […]

Times Reader: An Alternative News Reading Experience

Posted by | May 19, 2009 .

Times Reader is an Adobe AIR application that was put together by the New York Times and the Adobe AIR people. It is an alternative to the New York Times website and comes closest to a newspaper reading experience on your desktop. Apt for the enhanced experience, it is being called the Times Reader 2.0. […]

Rounding Up Flex Builder’s Busy Week

Posted by | May 18, 2009 .

Flex Builder was very much in news last week and will continue to be this week. One, the free licenses of Flex Builder for out-of-work developers has been put on hold. Two, Flex Builder is being renamed rebranded as Flash Builder starting with the next release. Peter Elst, Ryan Stewart and Lee Brimelow cheer this […]

Rounding Up Facebook Desktop App Week

Posted by | May 4, 2009 .

Flash pre-installed Nokia devices are being shipped. (via) The Adobe AIR team is obviously excited about Facebook’s AIR app. James, though, prefers TweetDeck. Facebook continued to be blogged about, by the Silverlight team about the WPF and Silverlight Apps previewed with the Facebook Openstreams API. Tesla Motors is using Merapi and Adobe AIR. WaiLam completed […]

Rounding Up An Activity-filled Week

Posted by | April 27, 2009 .

If you feel guilty of surfing the Internet for things not directly related to your work while in office brush it away and plan to strike a balance. Adobe XD has links which support that you are doing the right thing. Intuity and Xtify together are conducting a contest for a location-based RIA. Huge prizes […]

Rounding Up Last Week From Animation to User Interfaces

Posted by | April 20, 2009 .

WaiLam started a cool series on character animation using the Flash CS4 bone tool. Lee Brimelow reminds us about Census. I came across this James Ward’s benchmarking tool only a few months ago. It has been around for a couple of years now, and the updates, if at all, are being published so silently that […]

Funny Goof up Using Adobe AIR

Posted by | April 17, 2009 .

Today I came across a post called AIR Deleted My Desktop posted by John C. Bland II on his blog. John added a new feature to his AIR app to save a file to a network share and was testing it against his desktop directory. AIR cleaned the directory permanently. The copyTo function when copying […]

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