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Augmented reality (AR) on the Flash and Flex platform is really quite a new technology, but there are a large amount of developers and businesses that are embracing the use of AR online. Media companies such as Esquire, and technology companies such as GE are using the tech to engage their users both through print media as well as online media.
AR research explores the application of computer-generated imagery in live-video streams as a way to expand the real-world.
The possibilities of how you could use Augmented Reality (AR) are endless. Picture …
After doing some research on live broadcasting events using streaming video, I happened to come across a beta Adobe product called Stratus which builds upon Adobe’s RTMP. Not to confuse RTMP (Real Time Media Protocol) with RTMFP (Real Time Media Flow Protocol), RTMFP is a new communication protocol built by Adobe that will let users connect and communicate using P2P between multiple clients running a Flash or Adobe AIR application.
Stratus as defined by Adobe…
Stratus is a hosted rendezvous service that aids in establishing communications between Flash Players or Adobe AIR …
Using Flex, it’s extremely easy to create a simple FLV player. This simple flv player has a scrub bar, pause/play buttons, and can load a flv from any url. The example is pretty basic, but it’s a great starting point on understanding how to stream video using Flex.
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A small but very irritating problem started coming up during some development I’ve been working on in Flex. I kept getting errors when compiling in Flex Builder regarding some CSS.
“The type selector ‘classNameHere’ was not processed, because the type was not used in the application.”
It’s quite easy to turn this off by going into your project properties panel and select the Flex Compiler option and add the following into Additional compiler options:
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“Since bringing Flex to market, we’ve seen strong uptake among PHP developers, and we’re pleased to be collaborating with Zend and the PHP community to deliver deeper integration and increased productivity,” said David Wadhwani, General Manager, Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “The collaboration with Zend furthers Adobe’s commitment to open technology initiatives. Together, we will enable developers using Flex and Zend Framework to rapidly deliver highly engaging applications to both the browser and the desktop.” – David Wadhwani, General Manager, Platform Business Unit at Adobe.
This is really exciting, as a …
Code Samples, Flex, Tutorials »
Flex has a lot to offer when it comes to file manipulation and viewing/interaction. The AIR environment is perfect for an “explorer” type application.
Here’s a quick file browser in Flex:
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