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Awesome Audi Microsite

Posted by Sravan | December 30, 2008 | Comment

I am not sure whether it is our blind love for cars, but many car brands appear to have spectacular websites that clearly must have been put up through painstaking efforts. Recently, one of Audi’s Microsites is being feverishly discussed by the RIA community. After ogling at it for hours, that is.

This particular Audi Microsite shows the Audi made up of particles in 3D Flash. Rarely do we see such smoothness in apparently chaotic particular movements.

After probing around the blogosphere and various forums, I found some interesting things. e.g. You may wonder about how the effects were achieved. At least, you […] Continue Reading…

Rounding up Christmas Week

Posted by Sravan | December 29, 2008 | Comment

I hope you are all enjoying your holidays. I am, immensely. :-) 

Julien of KapInspect wrote to me that they have recently released new components and enhanced versions of previous ones (like a new BindingWatcher plugin): RingChart (visualisation), Debugging consoles for Cairngorm and PureMVC. Be sure to check them out and his very useful introductory posts about KapInspect.

Peter Elst on Christmas eve released a useful little AIR app that allows users to check iPhone app reviews in their preferred locations.

I came across the Facebook Vs MILC brouhaha on Mashable. Have you heard about it? I find it amusing, to say the […] Continue Reading…

Geoweb Meets Twitter at Twittervision

Posted by Sravan | December 26, 2008 | 1 Comment

You must have noticed the image in the greeting I posted yesterday. If you haven’t, then check out this screenshot and return back. I took it after waiting for several minutes on Twittervision yesterday.

Twittervision is a very interesting website that uses the Google Maps API and the public Twitter feed to show a real-time geographical visualization of tweets across the globe. It gives us a snapshot of what the world is doing at any given moment which can be zoomed down further by location. It has two views: classic and 3D. The former scrolls the map while the latter […] Continue Reading…

Happy Holiday

Posted by Charles | December 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

To our readers who celebrate Christmas, wish you a Merry Christmas! To our readers who don’t celebrate it, wish you share the joy in the holiday season and the best in the coming year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah

Posted by Sravan | December 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

Flex RIA wishes you all a very happy Christmas and Hanukkah.

Enjoy your vacations. I will continue to post on all our usual days so you can find something new everytime you drop by.

P.S. @TheRealJesus: Happy birthday to me! I like peace on earth and good will for all as my prezzie this year Oh and maybe a hug from @darthvader.

Some Good MAX 2008 Milan Links

Posted by Sravan | December 24, 2008 | Comment

The Adobe MAX 2008 Milan is supposed to have been a superior event to Adobe MAX 2008 San Francisco. I uncovered very many news snippets about this event and to spare you with the frequent information overload narrowed down to one post with some links that I found interesting. I know that even MAX 2008 Milan concluded several weeks ago, but believe me if you don’t already know it, it was a very important conference.

The “Rock Wrechter Mobile Guide” won Thomas Joos and Boulevart the European Adobe MAX award in the developer category. That was the Flash Lite app […] Continue Reading…

Has Anyone Tried The New Brinkster File Manager?

Posted by Sravan | December 23, 2008 | 7 Comments

Brinkster, the web hosting company, released a new file manager to manage one’s webspace. The product is an Adobe Flex app and their Channel Blue blog shows that it was released over a month ago.

The file manager has the thumbnail, detail and image views; can be used to perform all common operations like create, move, cut, copy, paste, delete on multiple files; to manage permissions of a file or folder; and to upload multiple files of different formats simultaneously. The file manager also comes with a file editor for on-the-fly editing.

While I have come across examples of file managers […] Continue Reading…

Rounding Up Pre-Christmas Week

Posted by Sravan | December 22, 2008 | Comment

The Linux version of Adobe AIR 1.5 is now available for download. What is more, there is also a 64-bit Linux alpha version. There appear to be a few issues with the installations, so Rob offers tips to overcome them.

A guy called Mike Welsh ported Doom to Flash. Peter Elst interviewed him on his blog and he has interesting things to say about Alchemy  pitted against ActionScript.

Jens, the Flashgamer of the Flash Magazine, is working on a project where he offset bitmaps and found some very interesting results about speed differences between browsers. Check them out and may be […] Continue Reading…

Whirled and Ribbit RIA Challenges

Posted by Sravan | December 18, 2008 | Comment

While you get ahead with your vacation plans, start thinking about a Flash game or a killer RIA app. There are about $150,000 worth prizes waiting to be earned through two challenges.

Ribbit Killer App Challenge
Ribbit, the self-proclaimed Silicon Valley’s first phone company, teamed up with TopCoder for the Killer App Challenge. One can develop an app using AIR/Flash/Flex and the Ribbit platform and enter the challenge through any of five categories: Media; Advertising and Entertainment; Social Networking and Communication; Business and Productivity; Carrier, Network, or ISP Integration; and Wildcard. The winner gets $15,000 and will become eligible for a […] Continue Reading…


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