Category: RIA (Rich Internet Applications)

Flex on Mobile – from skeptical to excited

April 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Today there are several ways to build apps for mobile devices. You can write native apps using the device OS SDK and get great results for that OS, but if you need to write apps that work across Android, iOS and QNX (Blackberry PlayBook), it’s not a very productive path because you basically end up […]

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The new Flex.org

March 25, 2010 | By | 8 Comments

On Monday, March 22, 2010 we launch Adobe Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4.   We also launched a brand new Flex.org.  Those of you familiar with Flex.org will notice a substantial difference! Be sure to check out the new Flex showcase (click “What’s Possible“).   Every time we add an application to the showcase, we tweet […]

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Jibidee.com Launches – Fantastic UI – Online organizer, mini-documents, list management, etc.

September 9, 2008 | By | 7 Comments

Allen Clary and other friends of mine here in Tampa today launched Jibidee.com at the TechCrunch50 Conference.    As you can see in their TechCrunch profile, the site is built using Adobe Flex (which I’ll take partial credit for )   The site has one of the most beautiful UIs you’ll find anywhere.  In addition to […]

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To AIR or not to AIR – Pizza Hut

May 28, 2008 | By | 4 Comments

I read some posts over the weekend about PizzaHut’s new AIR application, “Pizza Hut Shortcut“. I quickly downloaded it, installed it and made myself hungry. My first impression was good – it’s a neat looking app: What I like about it: Good concept – frequently needed, useful, practical, etc. Good looking artwork, icon, etc. Great […]

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Here come the real AIR apps! – FedEx Desktop

May 10, 2008 | By | 6 Comments

As excited as I have been about Adobe AIR, I’ve been a bit frustrated at the lack of real-world, useful applications that take advantage of some of the amazing features that AIR provides. Recently, I’ve started seeing some great progress! Here is a great example: FedEx just released FedEx Desktop, an AIR application for tracking […]

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Interactive Demos of ILOG Elixir Flex Components

May 7, 2008 | By | 4 Comments

If you need to add sophisticated data visualization to your Flex and AIR apps, check out ILOG Elixir. You can read about it here – but I recommend skipping the text and going straight to the interactive demos here (or simply click the thumbnails below). A trial version is available for download from here. Here […]

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24 days until Webmaniacs!

April 25, 2008 | By | Add a Comment

As mentioned earlier, I will be presenting at Webmaniacs. My session is titled, “Modular Development with Flex and LiveCycle ES“. I am also doing two sessions on Thermo, some very cool new technology coming soon from Adobe. Click the Thermo link above for an intro There is still time to register – sign up soon! […]

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Rebuilding My Website Using Flex – Part 1

March 22, 2008 | By | 18 Comments

This is the first in a series of posts that will document my experience using Adobe Flex to dramatically improve a simple existing website. Like many of you, I am fairly new to Flex Development and need a good project to sink my teeth into. If you have not developed in Flex before, you may […]

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.NET connectivity from Flex and AIR just got a lot cheaper

March 15, 2008 | By | 6 Comments

Midnightcoders just announced that WebORB for .NET is now free! WebORB allows your Flex and AIR applications to interact with .NET server applications. This has been a popular choice for integrating with .NET and now it’s free! WebORB for .NET Home Page – http://www.themidnightcoders.com/weborb/dotnet/index.shtm The WebORB website has some great examples of Flex Remoting with […]

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