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Rounding Up Last Week

Posted by Sravan | October 6, 2008 | 2 Comments

We all know about the Web 2.0. But Enterprise 2.0? I’m not pulling your legs. Here is a nice commentary about the “catch-all phrase”.

Adobe is releasing an experimental software (an AIR app) called the Configurator, using which users can create custom panels with select menu items and advanced features. Despite how weighty the name may sound, this is only a step ahead of Microsoft’s new menus in Office 2007 and there aren’t really many steps ahead. tgdaily offers a first look.

Yakov Fain posed a question in a LinkedIn group called “Adobe Flex Experts”: If you could add just one […] Continue Reading…

An Excuse in Flash

Posted by Sravan | October 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

I know we have been very irregular this week. My mistake and my apologies. Does this stand a chance as an excuse?

(Image Courtesy: XKCD)

Now and Then

Posted by Sravan | October 2, 2008 | Comment

Google does a lot of interesting things for its users, trying to involve and interest us more and more. Yesterday, it made its first ever search index (Jan 2001) available to the public as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations. Like a wayback or internet archive machine, only, way faster.

Here are the results of a few keywords of our interest. I’ll let the numbers do the talking.

Keyword
2001 Web
2008 Web
Increase

Adobe
4.14M
325M
7,850%

Apple
5.79M
502M
8,670%

Google
3.78M
2,660M
70,370%

Microsoft
15.7M
767M
4,885%

Sun
21.9M
890M
4,064%

Yahoo!
21.2M
2,360M
11,132%

ActionScript
20,800
18.7M
89,904%

Beautiful Web
3.64M
230M
6,319%

Flash
6.66M
1,300M
19,520%

Geoweb
25,200
1.48M
5,873%

Mobile
9.11M
1,220M
13,392%

RIA
0.316M
30.5M
9,652%

Rich Internet Application
0.473M
19.2M
4,059%

The results for RIA and Rich Internet Application may not reflect what we are looking for because these as a concept haven’t yet entered mainstream though some of […] Continue Reading…

Head for the head Now

Posted by Sravan | September 29, 2008 | Comment

This is to remind all those interested in attending the <head> conference to head to this page and register before the $99 early-bird tickets close tomorrow. You can also micro-sponsor the conference for $199.

<head> is a global web conference being held from Oct 24-26, 2008 in what is being touted as a “green” way. Green or not, a web conference has its conveniences. The conference was previously called Singularity, but Adobe had by then trademarked that name.

The conference covers a wide range of topics including web standards, web application development, RIAs, Flash, Flex and scalability. The event is behing […] Continue Reading…

A Most Simplest Addictive Little Game GoogleDrive

Posted by Charles | September 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

And it’s very challenge as well.

Once you pick a location and the Google map is centered, a small car will show up. Then you start using the arrow keys to drive it to a street.

Once you are on a street it will ding you and stop if you try to drive it off street. That means you need drive the car on the street (dude, need I tell you that!)

But it’s hard when trying not to bump and drive off road.

This is one of the clever way of using the existing web source, such as the Google Map. […] Continue Reading…

A Startup on Silverlight (thought was Flash)

Posted by Charles | September 26, 2008 | Comment

Do you guys know the little thing called Tamagotchi came from Japanese girl? It’s made little girls giggling around world. It’s a little electric and imaginary pet they have to take care of.

It’s OK if you have no clue. Just head to the new startup called Shidonni, where you (or more likely a kid) can create a cartoon-ish imaginary pet and it will go live. Kind of Tamagotchi on the web.

When I run into this site I though it was another Flash startup, until it crashed my Firefox and I run it again (crashed again). It’s a Silverlight startup!

Apparently […] Continue Reading…

Banned iPhone Apps and Workarounds

Posted by Sravan | September 26, 2008 | 6 Comments

That Apple has been banning iPhone apps from its App Store is no news to you. I myself have made a passing mention of it a couple of weeks ago.

1. Andrew Mason’s “Pull My Finger”, a silly, funny if you like, app that makes fart noises was rejected on grounds of limited utility. Andrew has since been campaigning for the app to gain entry into the App store.
2. Almerica’s Podcaster was rejected since it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes. Podcaster has an additional feature: it allows users to download them directly to devices.
3. Nullriver’s Netshare […] Continue Reading…

History of RIA

Posted by Sravan | September 25, 2008 | 4 Comments

The history of RIAs has been at the back of my mind for quite sometime now. I was hoping to learn a little about it and share it with you, but I failed miserably. I confess that my quests have only been shallow googlings. The inane investigation invariably raised another associated curiosity: History of the Internet. Now, that is admirable. I realized that I started using the Internet during the 1996-97 explosion. Mankind sees a number of marvellous technologies, but there are only a handful of them that affect our lives every day.

Coming back, an excuse I can come […] Continue Reading…

Digest Adobe CS4 Announcement

Posted by Charles | September 25, 2008 | Comment

Adobe announced the release of Creative Suite 4 (CS4) and claims CS4 that “radical workflow breakthroughs, new levels of Flash expressiveness and integration anchor Adobe’s biggest software release.” Man! that’s quite a statement. Let me try to digest some of it:

Delivering radical workflow breakthroughs that bring down the walls between designers and developers

The wall between designers and developers is a very complicate structure. Bring down the wall might still leave a trench between them. How much a “radical workflow” can achieve? I take this means a tighter integration among the tools for designers and developers.

With new levels of integration […] Continue Reading…


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