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The App stores are madness… but I see the method in them.

Just posting this so in the annuls of time there’s a marker to look back at and realise at what time the “open web” died (give or take a year). With all this hullabaloo regarding HTML5 (and it’s associated technologies,

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The great Flash brand dilemma

I was speaking with a colleague last week about the amazing work that Air for Mobile facilitates, and we both agreed that with the battering the Flash brand has taken recently, it might be time for a bit of a

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A Flash spoof of Apple’s HTML5 page

This is absolute Gold! http://www.flashlab.com/html5/ Bravo to those that created it; you’ve made some very salient points with the examples and comparisons given. Now we just need to ensure that the same number of people (including Managers and tech decision

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Flash Catalyst or Catastrophe?

I’ve been watching the large number of blog links regarding the news from Adobe labs that Flash Catalyst is now in public Beta; naturally I had to download and have a go myself. My first impressions are not good. It

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Posted in Flash, Flex

Flex Builder is having an identity crisis

Not one to start rumours, but this comment from Lee Brimolow over at Keith Peters blog seems to suggest (or my reading between the lines is shocking) that there will be a revised naming strategy for the upcoming release of

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Posted in Flex

The all encompassing Flash Platform

Seems we’ve come a long way from the days of Flashkit users (ahh the memories asking whether Flash can be connected to a database. Now the questions is more likely to be what can’t Flash be connected to! The formalisation

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Google Maps meet AS3, AS3 meet Google Maps

A few years back I worked on a project that used the Google Maps API and at the time I was charged with recommending to the client whether to use Flash or Javascript/HTML to get the job done. At the

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Posted in Flex

Flash Player ate all the pies!

I just checked out the latest Flash Player release candidate and was interested to see that the file size of the Mac and Linux versions are over 5.45Mb and 3.8Mb respectively. The PC version is still under 2Mb (which is

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