Many times I have been touching the Adobe AIR world, but never really had the time to look into developing my own applications based on this cool framework. This night I stumbled upon it again – a random application “Parleys Desktop 4.0” which turned out to be an desktop Adobe AIR appliation which can playback various medias. I found one – a video – which was about cartoons. As an example of just how cool it was, this post was written at the same time that the video was showing fullscreen in the background of my Windows Live Writer (where I wrote this blog).
I found a button which apparently should let me embed the video, and here it is:
Nice so nice, not only the video above: “Animation Rules!”, but the Adobe Air Desktop application! Well done Adobe! Oh, and a very cool video – here are info and screenshoot from the applicaiton running (here showing information).
Using Traditional Animation Techniques for More Effective User Experiences
Chet Haase is a Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) client architect in the Java Desktop Group. He works with the client teams to make Java technology on the desktop more productive, useful, and successful. This means tracking desktop application development in general and making sure that Java software meets and hopefully exceeds developer requirements. His background is in graphics, both 2D and 3D, so he tend to focus more on graphics-specific issues in general, such as performance and graphical effects for GUI toolkits. He writes about Desktop Java issues such as graphics, performance, and Swing effects on blog at http://weblogs.java.net/blog/chet. Romain Guy is a French student currently working as an intern with the Swing Team at Sun Microsystems. He has 7 years of experience in Java development, as an Open Source and freelance developer. He also works as a freelance journalist for a French computing magazine, as a translator for OReilly and taugh Java in a University. Today Romain focuses on UI design and humane interaction.