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.
The Universal Desktop
The technology and business implications of the next generation of software, rich Internet applications.
Ryan Stewart holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is now a Rich Internet Application developer and industry analyst. After graduating from Penn, he spent two years developing applications for the Wharton School and pushing the idea of the web as a platform for learning. Ryan now lives in Seattle with his wife and works as a developer for WorldClass Strategy while running his own consulting company, helping clients build and architect Rich Internet Applications. </p>
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.
There are a couple of news bits on the podcast front that should make anyone interested in RIAs happy. One, Coté and I are getting back in the routine of doing RIA Weekly.
Google today announced a public beta for AdSense for Games. What’s unique about it is that it’s primarily targeted at Flash games with partners like Mochi Media, Konami, Heavy Games and others.
I'm traveling so I wasn't able to chime in on the availability of a Silverlight release candidate. One of the most important thing for developers is that it sounds like this will be the last round of API tweaks so there will be no more updating your applications.
In a big indication that we're only beginning the social revolution for politics and that RIAs will play a big part, CurrentTV is going to be doing live streaming and a real-time overlay of Tweets using Flash. The broadcast will be available on the CurrentTV Hack the Debate site as well as a number of regular TV broadcasts with Flash powering the Twitter visualizations.
At Web 2.0 Expo last week Curl released beta 2 of the next version of the platform codenamed "Nitro".
Microsoft held reMIX UK last week in Brighton which as others have noted was an addendum to the MIX conference in Las Vegas which unfortunately came in the shadow of PDC where we should probably see a Silverlight 2 release as well as a bunch of other goodies from Microsoft. But there was some good/new Silverlight info that came out from the conference:There were some snippets of Silverlight news, or perhaps clarifications.
Over on Techdirt there is some conversation about Firefox's response to Google Chrome. Now I don't know what they can do.
At TechCrunch 50 yesterday a company called Jibidee rolled out a public beta of their service. I like what Jibidee is doing.
At the IAB conference in Europe, Microsoft announced that they would be supporting both the H.264 video codec and the AAC audio codec in a future version of Silverlight.
The news broke today that Joost, the company which in a lot of ways was on the forefront of rich media, is canning its signature desktop client in favor of a purely web based portal. As a big proponent of desktop applications in general, and especially these hybrid applications which provide desktop functionality, I'm disappointed.