Jay Dutta, Experience Design Manager and Luanne Seymour, Sr. Instructional Designer at Adobe presented a Social Study on how to connect content and community in the cloud at Adobe MAX 2011.
As mentioned for the video,
See how a few simple UX design patterns can facilitate a shared, social learning experience that blurs the boundaries between inspiration and instruction, as well as between content and community. Three trends are currently sweeping digital media: Tablets are moving from content consumption to creation, social features are increasingly pervasive, and everything is shifting to the cloud. Join us to explore how this trifecta creates exciting opportunities for designers and developers, and to examine our own promising effort at taking advantage of these trends.

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written by Sandeep Gupta

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Today at MAX 2011, Adobe released the latest version of their Flash platform SDKs - Flash Player 11 and AIR 3.0. The most noticeable and exciting amongst new features of AIR 3.0 is the introduction of Native Extensions. Native Extensions allow a developer to extend the capabilities of the AIR platform by running native code directly from their AIR applications. Quoting from Adobe's site,
This new capability allows developers to:
  • Achieve deeper integration with target devices
  • Incorporate legacy native code in their application
  • Achieve maximum performance for critical code

I am not going to delve into what the feature introduces a developer to, for the same one may go ahead and read this article by Oliver Goldman.

Following are the links to the various Native Extensions that have been built and are available for ready use:


If you know of more example extensions that are publicly available, please drop a comment and I will include them in the list.

written by Sandeep Gupta

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 1:50 PM