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10 Flex and Ruby on Rails Integration Examples

Posted by Charles | September 20, 2007 | 11 Comments

update: Added RubyAMF. I love RIA technologies and Ruby on Rails. I always think combination of the these two could be greatest system framework. I’m glad Adobe recognizes that too, so do a few great guys. Here are the examples: Integrating Flex 2 and Ruby on Rails This Adobe article was written by Derek Wischusen from This is a full example writing including all the source code and the details on how it works. Very good start point to understand the beauty and power of the dual, Flex and Ruby on Rails. When using Flex you have […] Continue Reading…

An Impressive Flash Portfolio Takes Care of Details

Posted by Charles | September 20, 2007 | Comment

As I posted last week that I’ll start promoting creative designers. Here is one coming in from submitting, K. Sicardo´s  portfolio. I’m not sure what language the site is in. The most impressive aspect of this site is how the details have be taken care of. I’m sure you would agree this is a very creative Flash site. Now, if get on it, just try to focus all the details, the decorations, the radio buttons, the sliders, the rusty marks, etc. You could imagine that the creator spend a lot of time craft this site, not just […] Continue Reading…

100 Flex Business Ideas – 13 – Transportation

Posted by Charles | September 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

My friend’s company is relocating to Silicon Valley. His company relocate his family too. He used this Limousine Rentals company for his family in-and-out of town and recommend to me for it’s great deal of convenient and efficiency. So I registered with this site and start browsing the contents. The transportation tracking put of it draw my attention. Their online reservation system uses GPS technology to track the entire fleet, which allows customers to track the location of their ride as well as the route taken when it is complete.

I’m starting thinking sites such as TwitterVision and couple […] Continue Reading…

Need More Fights to Get to Web 3.0

Posted by Charles | September 19, 2007 | Comment

Trying to buy some martial arts stuffs and run into this martial arts sparring equipment shop, right after reading some discussions about Web 3.0. I have to let it out. Lots of people are thinking we’ve beyond the web 2.0 already. But seriously, except those web hang out places (aka social networks), there are huge crowd online still stuck in the web 1.0 realm, especially small site web e-commerce shop like the above one. I sure they want to provide their visitors with rich web experience when shopping there. But where do they get help to achieve that, easily, […] Continue Reading…

What Flex Can Do to Your Photos

Posted by Charles | September 19, 2007 | 4 Comments

We’ve seen what a Flash photo site can do to your photo yesterday. Now let’s see what a Flex one can do. The answer is, a lot more.

The Flex photo startup site, Fotoflexer, is in the same business as Graphita, which is photo editing for fun. Fotofexer has much richer functions than Graphita and is developed using Flex (unless someone tells me different). One thing I like FtoFlexer the most is that it integrates with some of the most popular social network or media sites such as Facebook, myspace, photobucket (I use it), flickr, picasa and Yahoo. […] Continue Reading…

What Makes a Startup Starts Low

Posted by Charles | September 18, 2007 | Comment

This South Korean startup MusicShake is a online amateur music mixing service, plus of cause the social network blablabla. I was thinking that it must be cool RIA site because mixing music could be very media intensive works, from technical stand point. When I went and checked out the site. Not whole lot supprise and it indeed looks like music site. However, once I clicked the big START button, it tells me back off because I’m not using IE. Sure, I won’t even want to try it, even though I do have IE and can’t get it […] Continue Reading…

What Flash Can Do to Your Odds

Posted by Charles | September 18, 2007 | 1 Comment

You need act quickly when think the odds are at your side. I believe that’s why the sport betting startup, Bet365,  is using Flash to power its live betting system. Regardless what we think about gambling, this startup indeed picked the right technology.  Obviously their services go to Casino, Poker game and general online games too. They extend to mobile as well with WAP installed software. Bet365’s UI is in the traditional realm. You could easily pass it as a HTML site. I guess the focus in on performance with limited distraction. That’s the same concept that […] Continue Reading…

Alaskan Cruise

Posted by Charles | September 17, 2007 | Comment

100 flex Business Ideas – 12 – Cruise Line

I’m planning a cruise trip, the Alaskan cruise is one of my options and heard a lot great stuffs about it. Searching the internet landed on the Alaskan cruise web site. There are good information and have everything I needed.

Then, I need more information about the ship, the trip, etc. That came to this idea.

For a cruise trip, the ship is essential. If possible, I’d like the learn everything about this ship, inside out. A flex application can be developed to facility this need. It should allow construct a virtual tour […] Continue Reading…

What a Flash Photo Site can do to Bush

Posted by Charles | September 17, 2007 | Comment

 Anything you want and the limitation is your imagination. This startup, Graphita, represents a new breed of photo sharing sites, where people want to do something about the upload digital photos. What people want to do are not just to fix the sharpness, the red eyes, the size, etc. Graphita bits on people want to add some extra digital fun on the photo and share with the rest of world. It’s fun, all right. This Flash site has very simple and straight forward user interface. Right away you know what to do once get to the site and immediately you […] Continue Reading…


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