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Google Indexing External Content

Posted by Sravan | June 25, 2009 | Comment

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 X and Y can be indexed. The post also clarifies that sites scripted using AS1, AS2 and even AS3 can be indexed.

Yesterday, Dennis of the Morphic Group sent us a link to his nice tutorial about how to go about with Flash SEO. It […] Continue Reading…

Flex 4 Component’s Life Cycle

Posted by Charles | June 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Learning Flex’s component’s life is proven very important when you are developing application involving complicate event and object interaction (um…something like frameworks). Mrianl Wadhwa from Bangalore, India did a very good job showing what it looks in Flex 4. There are code examples on Wadhwa’s site and worth checking out too.

Photobucket Visual Search With Silverlight

Posted by Sravan | June 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

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, Photobucket has some of the best image collections (relevance). Say when you search for Watchmen on Google Images, Flickr, Picasaweb and Photobucket you will see the difference.

The dark background and absence of external ads and links makes Visual Search very pleasant. Instead of the usual 20 […] Continue Reading…

Infuse Flex with the Force

Posted by Charles | June 23, 2009 | Comment

The anti-software outfit Salesforce.com has released the latest version of Force.com Toolkit for Adobe AIR and Flex. As you might or might not know, Force.com’s Flex/AIR API is the really the proxy API for its SOAP web service API. The have a long list of such APIs for consuming the force.com web services, from .Net, Java, PHP, Ruby on Rails, to the integration with Facebook API and Amazon API. They put their stuffs on Google App Engine as well. Obviously the Force guys have been busy and very update-to-date.Anyway, reported by Adobe’s James Ward, Adobe put up a page […] Continue Reading…

Middle East Flash Social Network with Games

Posted by Charles | June 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

I think it’s from or targeting Middle East internet communities, correct me if I’m wrong. The name is Fameego, a Flash based social network site that provides a bunch of of fun flash games to play once registered and login.The registration process is event-less with email verification as usual. Once login, the Flash site looks very different from the type of social network we’ve been using such as facebook or myspace(if anyone hasn’t move to facebook yet). The only place feels immediately comfortable is the gaming area. There are some small but interesting games. You click it, the game […] Continue Reading…

Rounding Up HTML 5 Discussion Week

Posted by Sravan | June 22, 2009 | Comment

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 5. As a layman about HTML 5, I am greatly disappointed by the state and pace of web standard development, if I go by his thoughts. Which may be good news for the Adobe Flash Platform.

Silex is looking for a Community Manager for India. About 32% […] Continue Reading…

RunPee During Your Weekend Movie

Posted by Sravan | June 19, 2009 | 4 Comments

RunPee.com is a thoughtful Flex-based website that “helps your bladder enjoy going to the movies as much as you do”. It was developed by Dan Floro aka polyGeek who has a simple realistic premise: Every movie has a few scenes that aren’t crucial to the plot that you can miss and not be lost.

I initially shrugged it off, but with the monsoon and some not-so-great but must-watch movies around the corner I see how useful the site can be. Why do you think movies broadcast on TV have commercial breaks? I am going to use this website for this […] Continue Reading…

RIAs at the Enterprise Level

Posted by Sravan | June 18, 2009 | 5 Comments

The penetration of RIAs into the consumer world is beyond doubt. We have numbers supporting that time and again. To that extent, RIAs are here to stay. However, I sometimes wonder the scenario when it comes to enterprise apps.

Let us exclude AJAX for the sake of discussion because most GUIs these days are being built as web services for several good reasons and they often use AJAX for the ease and the instantaneous updates that became popular through Gmail.

It is very possible that Adobe uses Flex and AIR, Microsoft uses Silverlight, Oracle/Sun uses JavaFX internally. What about elsewhere?

It is […] Continue Reading…

Adobe RTMP Specification Available

Posted by Sravan | June 17, 2009 | Comment

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 used to create products and technology that enable transmission of video, audio, and data in the open AMF, SWF, FLV, and F4V formats compatible with Adobe Flash Player designed keeping high-performance transmission in mind.

Kevin Towes has a detailed overview of the past, the present and […] Continue Reading…


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