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Flex on iPhone

Posted by Charles | January 28, 2010 | 7 Comments

While Adobe is struggling to get Flash 10.1 on iPhone and other trying hard with different route, OpenPlug sees this opportunity and seems done it right and more.This one is a Flex Builder plug-in (well, Eclipse plug-in) that once installed (Windows only so far), you can develop mobile applications just like developing Flex applications. It comes with its own mobile Flex Framework to deal with mobile UI and accessing mobile data such as geo locations. Once the code compiled with it, the app can be deployed to iPhone, Android phone, Symbian phone and Windows Mobile phone. Is that great!?It […] Continue Reading…

Many Flash Graphic Examples with Source Code

Posted by Moxie Zhang | January 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

If you are looking for ideas of creative graphic effects, this site, uncontrol, is a good place. It has all sorts of Flash graphics. You can play it at its Flash site. The best part is that you can download the source code and look under the hood and learn who they are done.

Apple Tablet Confirmed runs on iPhone OS

Posted by Charles | January 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

CEO of McGraw-Hill has confirmed in an interview to CNBC today that Apple is going to announce their Tablet on 27th and it will run on iPhone OS. Here is the interviewer:

“Yeah, Very exciting. Yes, they’ll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite a while. And the Tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it will be transferable. So what you are going to be able to do now — we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95% of all our materials that are […] Continue Reading…

Flex Viewer Going Green for Nature Conservation

Posted by Moxie Zhang | January 26, 2010 | Comment

Here is another of the Flex Viewer sighting, Core Conservation Data Viewer. This is from the Nature Conservancy a conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Spatial data and related information plays a vital role in conservation at The Nature Conservancy.  A wealth of data is generated across the organization throughout various parts of the process from setting priorities through Ecoregional assessments to developing strategies, taking action and tracking results as part of Conservation Projects to managing information on properties we purchase to protect. This viewer is configured using […] Continue Reading…

Creative Customization of the Flex Viewer

Posted by Moxie Zhang | January 25, 2010 | Comment

While I’m head-down crafting the Flex Viewer 2.0, there are some creative Flex developers have been busy too making impressive customizations to the Flex Viewer 1.x. Let me start introducing these geo flexers to the community.

Dave Bouwman is one of them. Couple of months ago Bouwman re-mixed the Flex Viewer and wrote about it. Based on the post, Bouwman not only reskined the viewer’s UI, but also add new capabilities such as the supports of OpenStreeMap and CloudMade. Best of all, Dave is willing to share his with the community.

Dave’s work have been cheered by his readers. So, check […] Continue Reading…

Optimize Flex SWF

Posted by Charles | January 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

As an Adobe Flex developer you should pay great attention to performance. Sati at AskMeFlash wrote nice post about optimizing Flex SWF to reduce its size and improve loading performance.In the post, Sati summarized in the following areas:Implement RLS in your project.Create SWC file of your common codeModule Loading external contentOptimize Flex design and CSSUsing sub-applicationFor the details, go read it.

Haiti Geo Info on Flex Viewer

Posted by Moxie Zhang | January 21, 2010 | Comment

The Flex Viewer has been deployed for many geoweb type of application through out the world. You can view Haiti geo information from the Flex Viewer based ESRI GEO VIewer. You can check out the viewer from Flex RIA lab too.>

Simple Flex 4 Components Styling Made Simple

Posted by Charles | January 20, 2010 | Comment

Piotr Walczyszyn had two blog posts on Flex 4 styling, part 1 and part 2. Styling (theming, skinning) is changed a lot in Flex 4 with Spark components and new way of Skinning. Especially challenge when you are still can mix with Hallow (mx) components. Walczyszyn definitely shed some lights for Flex developers who are moving to Flex 4.In is post, Walczyszyn exposed some CSS tags that are new to Flex 4 and I found they are very useful:chrome-color (chromeColor, it was renamed from baseColor after Flex 4 Beta 2) – The main color for a componentcontent-background-color (contentBackgroundColor) – […] Continue Reading…

Flash on iPhone, not from Adobe

Posted by Charles | January 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

Adobe is trying and Apple is denying. Every other smart phone will have Flash 10.1 except iPhone. The only solution Adobe comes up with is to compile Flash into native iPhone App, as shown in MAX 09.

Now the Gordon project changes the game. This opensource project at github provides a JavaScript Flash Runtime, which runs a swf file loaded from remote server as the same way as swf in HTML with Flash plugin. The project now supports about 99 swf tags. I would think a Flash developer can tell what that means. I’m sure it’s very limited so far […] Continue Reading…


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