Wow. A couple of people have already taken the code for the MXNA Feed Scroller and improved upon it.
Peter Elst turned it into a ScreenSaver.
Eric Dolecki updated it with a new look.
Hmmm…. I think I see a contest coming on….
I recently moved moved offices, and am now sitting with the Flash team. One thing I noticed was that we have a nice 42″ Plasma screens, which was not being used. So, I decided to put together a simple application that would make it easy to help keep myself and the Flash team up with the latest news and information from the Flash community.
The application I created, MXNA Feed Scroller (original name, heh?), is a Flash based, fullscreen standalone application that displays information on the last 15 weblog posts from the Flash community. It is updated every 15 minutes. It gets its information from the MXNA web service API and uses the MXNA ActionScript 2 Library.
Here is a picture of the app in action:
Here is a screen shot of the app:
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I saw a sneak peak of this at MXDU, and it is easily one of the coolest, and most useful Central applications available.
You can find more information on Certifiable (including screenshots and FAQs) as well as download the application from here.
I have released a new version of my Flash Resource Manager application. It includes a bunch of bug fixes, as well as the ability to highlight the search term in search results, and support for Livedoc based HTML docs (Flex, CF and Central have been tested).
Here is the change Log
You can find more information, view screenshots, and download the application from here.
We have finality picked the winners for the Flash Desktop Wallpaper Contest. There were over 150 submissions(!) and it was tough picking the winners from all of them. I picked out 10 finalists, and then the Flash team voted on their top three.
Anyways, here are the winners in order:
If you are one of the winners, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can send out your prizes.
Thanks to everyone who participated. We were really blown away by the quality of the submissions.
You can view all of the submissions from here.
Sorry for the delay, but we will be posting the winner for the Flash Desktop Contest in the next couple of days.
I have just uploaded an updated to the Flash Resource Manager. This version includes a couple of fixes for users running non-English versions of Flash.
Note : You should no longer need to resave your help XML files into the correct encoding type.
If you are running an English version of Flash, there is not need to install this version.
It is recommended that you first un-install the previous version and then install the new version.
You can download the new version from here.
If you run into any issues, post them in the comments here.