Flex on the Desktop

Although many of you may not have been able to attend the Sneak Peaks session at MAX 2004, you should have been able to view the video my brother posted. One of the items I showed at the ‘Sneaks’ was a Flex based application I built running in Central. This application, which I dubbed FAB (Flex Amazon Browser), allows the user to browse the Amazon.com catalog of products, cache items, read reviews, and receive alerts when items change. It runs in both the browser and Central, and really shows off how exciting this new technology is. I put this project together a month or two ago as a demo internally and now I am going to make it available on my site. I should have it up by the end of the week. Until then, I have posted some links on how you can build Flex apps that run in both the browser and the desktop using Macromedia Central.

7 thoughts on “Flex on the Desktop

  1. Danny,

    That app rules! I can’t wait to see it working. I was watching Josh’s video, but it was missing some of your speech, which I hated, because I was definitely interested in what you were showing and saying. This all looks great though, definitely exciting

  2. Hehe… Yes Darron, it had everything to do with me creating the app πŸ™‚ Obviously I wasn’t able to discuss creating it at the time because Flex 1.5 and Central 1.5 were not released. At the time I was looking for a good app to build that would demonstrate Flex and Central integration, and along came your post. Thanks for the inspiration.

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