Ryan Stewart

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>

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RIA technologies and the downturn

RIA technologies and the downturn

The news is a pretty depressing place right now but there was a small article in the Economist about how the Fashion industry is responding to the downturn that caught my eye. Towards the end of the article the Economist mentioned how designers are looking for ways to leverage digital distribution:One firm, Halston, recently released its autumn collection through a music video.

published March 5, 2009 by

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The mulitouch future of RIAs

The mulitouch future of RIAs

I've been really enjoying Richard Monson-Haefel's blog on multi touch lately. Now that RIA technologies are able to do so much, it's become apparent that the mouse and keyboard are simply too limiting as input devices.

published February 8, 2009 by

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No more free Sprout Builder

No more free Sprout Builder

Marshall has the news up that Sprout Builder will no longer be offering free accounts. Sprout Builder is one of my favorite applications on the net and I always thought what they were doing for the Flash Platform was good.

published January 14, 2009 by

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Looking ahead to 2009

Looking ahead to 2009

2008 was a big year for rich Internet applications. We saw companies like Curl and Appcelerator make big pushes into the RIA mindshare.

published January 7, 2009 by

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The widget conundrum

The widget conundrum

There's a pretty good article in Advertising Age about the benefits of widgets and the fact that not a lot of people are using it. AdAge says that "entire segment" will amount to around $100 million.

published November 30, 2008 by

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Google's video chat plugin - a big deal for RIA developers

Google's video chat plugin - a big deal for RIA developers

A couple of days ago Google released a video chat plugin for Gmail. With Google, it's always a little hard to figure out where all of the pieces fit - that's why there are entire blogs dedicated to the company - but in this case, I think this seemingly innocuous Gmail feature hints at something bigger.

published November 13, 2008 by

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Aviary launches with brand new domain, pricing model

Aviary launches with brand new domain, pricing model

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.

published November 10, 2008 by

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SlideRocket opens up to the public

SlideRocket opens up to the public

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.

published October 27, 2008 by

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