A couple of weeks ago I started some of new Flex and AIR projects.
When I start to work on it, I realize that when you work on AIR there are many times that you use same API.
For example save XML files, manage them (add, remove and finally change a child), create backup files and so on, they are normal operations to find in a desktop application.
So I decide to work on a little library for AIR that I’ll call easyAIR and I’ll release for FREE in next months (I suppose on October / November).
I’ve a lots of AIR and Flex projects to develop in next months so when I find a particular and interesting feature that I could use in many project I’ll create it and put in this AIR library.
If you have any idea, suggestion or request, please fell free to contact me and tell me what do you think about it.
Thank you in advance to everyone that email me.
I don’t write on Silverlight mobile version yet because I was waiting more news from MIX and I also talked with Italian Microsoft guys and others developers.
So, Silverlight will be out the second quarter of 2008 but with 1.0 version and if you take a look at desktop version you know that isn’t so powerful!
In the end of 2008 we could see 2.0 Beta version and finally in the second quarter of 2009 Silverlight 2 will install in mobile devices.
The last version in so interesting, they add a very good zoom functionality and they add .net framework built in the player.
Mobile version will be use in IE browser for PDA so probably the same way on Nokia, so the first question is:
Can I interact OS on Nokia and PDA to save and manipulate data like desktop version or I’ll have some security issues?
Another thing that I see is a good video look and feel, I’d like to know what kind of video files I could play on own mobile player.
It could be interesting how Microsoft decide to update own mobile player on devices…
I think that Adobe must start to take new way to deliver and help own developers to create mobile contents, we have a cool platform but with a lots limits and also there is a bad interaction with OS.
Sincerly I hope that Adobe could develop the AIR mobile version because with this technology we could take new market quotes and opportunities.
AIR is the new powerfull technology that helps developers and desginers to deliver own contents with a new interaction way, if you can create an online app with Flex and then porting it on desktop and finally porting it on own mobile device… that it could be COOOOOL!
My 2 cents
Feel free to comment and share your view!
Finally it’s coming!!!
OnAIR tour is coming in Europe, 12 dates from March to June in all Europe… that’s wonderful!
Registrations are open so choose your city and register yourself, I’ll go to Italian date (13 June) in Milan with a lots of Italian developers and designers.
If you come in Milan, please send me an email so we could meet to have dinner togheter!