Distribute, promote, track and monetize apps like the MAX widget

If you’ve installed the MAX widget you may have noticed that I used the Gigya service to enable this feature. We actually teamed up with Gigya and are now launching the Distribution service.
This new service enables users to instantly add your application to their own page or account on more than 70 social networks and [...]

Behind the scenes of the MAX widget – ColdFusion, FMS and Flex

While I was taking some time off, I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peak at what’s running behind the scenes of the MAX widget and why I chose ColdFusion and Flex to build it.
Why ColdFusion?
There are a number of reasons why I chose ColdFusion but the main reason is [...]

Tutorial: Sexy transitions with Flex 3 (as used in the MAX widget)

When I showed the first versions of the MAX widget to a few colleagues, most were very surprised to hear that this was all built with the Flex 3 framework and that no Flash Catalyst or Flash CS4 was involved in this.
“Including the animations?“, was a question I got a lot. And yes… Even the [...]

Project Quindici = MAXwidget

If you’re following me on Twitter, you may have seen me Tweet about Project Quindici. Quindici is Italian for 15. Project Quindici is actually a widget that (among other things) allows you to record your own testimonial and thus claim your 15 minutes of fame.
I’m happy to announce that the project is now live. The [...]