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AIR iPhone With Ribbit

Posted by Sravan | June 23, 2008 | Comment

AIR iPhone is a virtual iPhone created using the Ribbit API. The desktop application simulates the UI of the iPhone and can be used as a fully functional phone.

Apart from a cool look and feel, the AIR iPhone offers a number of features. Users can receive and make calls from landlines, mobiles, and online phones. They can send voicemails using the “Shout” feature. They can retrieve their voice messages from any other phone by simply calling into the voicemail system. Additionally, a text transcription service is provided to facilitate transcription of voice messages into text messages.

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Flex Programming Tips of the Week 0806c

Posted by Charles | June 21, 2008 | Comment

Support Binary with HTTPService – Nobody can argue that HTTP is the most simple and reliable way of doing client server communication these days. That’s why extending it a bit further to support binary in Flex makes good sense. Make Flex Looks 3D – From time to time you want to produce a WOW with your Flex application to differentiate yourself from the rest of developers. Showing some 3D is a nice way of achieving that. Here is a good example. Seamlessly Update an AIR Application – It’s your duty or obligation to allow seamless update when going desktop […] Continue Reading…

Visualizing Opensource Project by Processing

Posted by Charles | June 20, 2008 | Comment

I wrote about how good old Java back to RIA world through Processing, a media processing language that developed using Java. Well, someone really takes a good use of it. Michael Ogawa created a project called code_swarm. It visualize the code commits happened to those open source project, using Processing. This visualization, called code_swarm, shows the history of commits in a software project. A commit happens when a developer makes changes to the code or documents and transfers them into the central project repository. Both developers and files are represented as moving elements. When a developer commits a file, […] Continue Reading…

BlazeDS Alternative Granite Data Services 1.1.0 RC2 released

Posted by Ross | June 20, 2008 | Comment

The Granite DS team of Frank Wolff and William Drai continue to upgrade their alternative to Adobe® LiveCycle® (Flex™ 2+) Data Services for J2EE application servers. The latest release can be downloaded from sourceforge here.

This new release brings several improvements and bug fixes (gas3, hibernate support, gravity, spring security), and one brand new feature (a servlet-based MXML/AS3 compiler, thanks to Sébastien Deleuze and Marvin Froeder). A full list of the latest fixes can be found here.

Granite DS is an alternative to Adobe LiveCycle, however it is not a drop-in replacement, you won’t be able to simply deploy a […] Continue Reading…

Viewzi: Not Just Another Search Engine Using Flash

Posted by Sravan | June 20, 2008 | Comment

There have been many search engines built using Flash coming up. These are a wonderful way to search when you have time to kill, or when you are bored with the unaesthetic list of links returned by the usual biggies, or when you have no clue about what you’re searching and thus need to check many pages.

SearchMe returns an album of screenshots of its search results along with the usual list. KartOO returns a nice map cloud. oSkope returns an album of thumbnails within webpages, but is restricted by the few websites that it gets its results from. It […] Continue Reading…

Flash/Flex Left Out of Semantic Search?

Posted by Charles | June 19, 2008 | 4 Comments

Google claimed the web 3.0 is all about semantic web. The core of the semantic web is the semantic search. That where the niche point those new search startups are trying to beat search engine beast Google. There are very much hyped new comers such as PowerSet and TextWise that have become the most discussed/gossiped/funded new search startups. Not mention the other heavily funded semantic web players such as freebase and SezWho or Questi. The new kid Hakia, however, takes a different approach. It opens up its semantic search engine API to all the developers. Under the terms […] Continue Reading…

Adobe Releases AIR 1.1

Posted by Sravan | June 19, 2008 | Comment

The latest version of AIR was released a few days ago. The release focuses primarily on localization: AIR installation and runtime dialog boxes and support for AIR applications in various languages (along with keyboard input support for double-byte languages).

In parallel, the Adobe AIR website is being made available in all these languages. A new release of AIR for Linux, however, may not be availabe until “later this summer”, that too as a beta version.

For help in localizing your Flex app, read this developer article. You can also check the example used in the article: Apprise. To build a multilingual […] Continue Reading…

Improved ActionScript Spell Checker Released

Posted by Charles | June 18, 2008 | Comment

A while ago I wrote a post listed a more than 10 spell checker components for RIA applications. SPL is one of them. Lanny McNie just released the 1.2 version of it. Here is what McNie said: I’m happy to announce that we just released version 1.2 of our client-side, check-as-you-type, spell checking library for ActionScript 3 projects in Flash, Flex, or AIR. This version includes some significant updates including: rewritten spelling suggestions algorithm, which is faster and returns better results better support for AIR, and addition of an AIRMenuHelper class to reinsert editing options enhanced multi-line highlighting […] Continue Reading…

Pivot: Bringing Back the Java Applet

Posted by Sravan | June 18, 2008 | 1 Comment

Pivot is an open source java framework aimed at bringing the now relegated Java Applet into the competition among rich application design tools.

It borrows ideas from the large, old, unevolved Swing toolkit, but has advantages over it like declarative UI, common data model, web services integration, and cleaner implementation of MVC architecture. The applications, which can be can be run either as applets or as standalone (optionally offline) desktop applications, are written using Java and XML. The framework will look familiar for web developers with experience building AJAX applications, and Swing developers.

Java 6 Update 10 plays a pivotal role […] Continue Reading…


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