This is a bit old, but I haven't had time to dig in and play with the public version of Aviary until recently. After a long beta period they've officially taken the wraps off of Phoenix, their bitmap editing tool and consolidated everything under the aviary.
The Universal Desktop
The technology and business implications of the next generation of software, rich Internet applications.
Josh Holmes has posted a set of slides and detailed explanation for a talk he and James Ward did about architecting rich Internet applications. The post and the slides are well worth a read.
One of the most impressive Flex-based applications out there, SlideRocket, is now open for anyone to go and sign up. (Screenshot Gallery) They've been doing a private beta for the past few months but they launch today with some new features and a business model.
Andy Plesser has the scoop that the New York Times has launched a new HD video portal using Brightcove's service, something I've covered recently. With news that the New York Times is in trouble, this couldn't come at a better time.
It turns out the iPhone is pretty damn popular. Those of us following the digeratiy scene could probably have told the analysts that but even these numbers are impressive.
SitePoint and TechCrunch both have some information up about something that EffectiveUI is building for Intelligence Gaming. It's a video-based virtual reality training simulation for the army.
Today Brightcove is rolling out a new application as part of their web platform for content creators (Update: here's a post by one of the Flex developers who worked on it). The new user interface and features are some of the coolest things that I've seen in the ever popular rich media space.
(Update: It also looks like you can grab the final bits as of 12:01 this morning: http://www.microsoft.
Microsoft announced this morning that Silverlight 2 will be available for download tomorrow. So after a long beta period that included big events using Silverlight including the Olympics and the DNC, the bits are going to be out there.
ReadWriteWeb has a post up about the fact that Zoho has added offline access to Zoho Mail using Gears. Zoho continues to do a really good job of innovating when it comes to Ajax-based RIAs.