Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Arc90 Lab : The RESTService Flex Library

This just in. The folks at Arc90 Lab have created a Flex REST service AS3 (ActionScript 3) library. I haven't downloaded it yet but be assured I will. You can get it here.

Basement.org states:

"We're also big fans of Adobe's Flash and Flex platforms. Unfortunately, AS3 isn't exactly REST-friendly out of the box. There's some HTTP support, but we needed more robust support for REST. To remedy this, we've built our own AS3 library: RESTService. It's a "class that makes fully aware HTTP service calls. Fault and Result events contain all response headers and status messages, as well as the response body." It even supports HTTPS by leveraging the AS3 Crypto Framework"

Monday, March 24, 2008

Adobe Flash Lite Shipments Pass Half Billion Mark

According to SDA Times, Adobe's Flash Lite mobile shipments have surpassed the half billion mark. This means over 500,000,000 devices worldwide from manufacturer's including LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson have now been shipped carrying the mobile version on Flash. Adobe’s Flash Lite Player runtime specifically designed for mobile devices. According to Adobe, Flash Lite has seen over 150 % growth over the last year.