Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Next version Adobe AIR - Athena. New Features.

Yesterday I watched Arno Gourdol's presentation on Flash Camp at May 29.
With a small air app he displayed new StorageVolumeChangeEvent.STORAGE_VOLUME_MOUNT and
STORAGE_VOLUME_UNMOUNT events from upcoming new version of Adobe AIR. Using these events it will be possible
to monitor when user mounted/unmounted flash drives. Also he anounced some changes in the installation process,
I mean warning dialog when user installs AIR app which is signed by trusted security certificate.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Google is indexing flash external resources

Few days ago Google has announced that search engine was upgraded and now it capable to index flash external resources. If you you are using external resources in your flash project, such as text, XML or event external SWF, now all this stuff will be indexed be google search engine. But if you want to restrict access to your resource, for example, configuration of your swf, which is mostly stored in xml file, you just need configure it in robot.txt.
Something like this:
User-Agent: *
Disallow: /configs/configuration.xml
Allow: /

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AirFM - desktop radioplayer.

Yesterday I have released beta version of my new air application - AirFM. It is desktop air radioplayer which already contaions 200+ radiostations. I have tried to make it as simple and light as possible, thera are only three sections: radiostations, player itself and favorites.
In the nearest future I am going to implement following features:
  • Finish "Favorites" section;
  • Add new station to favorites;
  • Display current track for selected radiostation;
  • Total time of playing for each of previously used radiostations;
  • Some changes in design.
You can download this application from project site on Google Code.