In the news but not news category we're getting a press release from Google that basically covers what they talked about at MIX earlier this year. It's a great deal as one of the big themes of MIX was enabling advertisers with Silverlight, but it's not news.
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>
As we approach the Olympics we're seeing a lot of different experiences being created around video content. I was recently quoted in a Denver Post article about Silverlight being used as part of the Democratic National Convention and when looking at the Aurora project (Techmeme discussion)I thought it would be a good time to break out a "why the < href="http://www.
Sun released a preview SDK for JavaFX which gives developers a first look at the RIA play for Sun. Coté has a couple of videos up wth Nandini Ramani, the Director of Engineering for JavaFX and we did a Podcast with Joshua Marinacci as part of RIA Weekly that should be out this week.
This morning Ribbit and BT confirmed previous rumors by announcing an acquisition price of $105 million. I've been a big fan of Ribbit since they launched because they made voice a first class citizen and data type for rich Internet applications.
There's a pretty good article in AdAge today about the online display market and how it isn't gaining as much traction as all of the hype would assume. In fact, with the economy starting to decline, AdAge says that the display market is getting hit harder than traditional media.
Yesterday I sat down and talked with Entellium, an on-demand CRM company that has recently gone away from a purley browser-based model and moved into a desktop smart client application. In doing so they saw a big increase in conversion numbers and the customers have responded well to having the application on their desktop instead of inside of a browser.
Y Combinator posted a list of a bunch of different startup ideas they'd like to see and fund. It's a sizable list with 30 different thoughts waiting for enthusiastic entrepreneurs to take a shot.
Last week NASDAQ released version two of their Market Replay AIR application and added a couple of interesting features as well as provided some details of how the service works. Market Replay is available as a paid service and the downloadable client comes with the service.
Via John Carroll I saw a blog post by Paul Ellis in which he talks about the shortcomings of open standards, or more specifically, standards bodies, and how that affects the open web. In short, it's led to the innovation and widespread adoption of proprietary technologies like Flash and Silverlight.
There's a post over on TechCrunchIT about how NBC is going to use Silverlight and the Olympics to do some audience research around how people consume digital media. Basically NBC has a ton of content that will come from the Olympics and they're planning on providing it in a number of different ways including in the browser, on the regular television set, and on mobile phones.
I generally break RIAs into three categories: browser-based, desktop, and mobile. After playing with the iPhone 2.
I completely missed this but it looks like OpenLaszlo 4.1 has been released and it includes full support for DHTML/Ajax as well as SWF/Flash.
Silverlight games are starting to appear. Today a press release went out announcing that Cynergy had worked on a Silverlight version of LineRider.
I had a good conversation today about the browser/desktop hybrid and where the converging is going to happen. Will it be more on the desktop side or will it be more on the browser side?
Coté just published a video of he and James interviewing Brian Goldfarb, Product Manager in Microsoft Developer division, about Silverlight 2 and the Deep Zoom functionality. Coté got the interview while at TechEd and there's some good stuff inside about possible use cases for the Deep Zoom technology.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Desktop vs. Browser - when to deploy applications for each
- 2 Blist - A Flex database/spreadsheet in the cloud
- 3 Why Rich Internet Applications are important for the browser
- 4 Finetune - The next generation of online music with Apollo and Flash
- 5 openmeetings - Open source video conferencing and collaboration with OpenLaszlo