The guys over at Teknision (they built the Finetune Apollo application) have written up some of their thoughts on Apollo, and what they feel its real impact and value will be.
Online applications that are pin point targeted to provide a specific service generate intensely loyal fans. Apollo will give us the ability to extend these applications deeper into the user’s lives by making them part of their operating environment.
You can read the entire article here.
Check it out. yourminis.com just launched a alpha version of yourminis for the desktop. This runs on top of Apollo, and along with Finetune, is a must have Apollo application.
Really good experience. I think the coolest thing about yourminis.com is that you can have the widget on your yourminis page, embedded in your own website via HTML, and now on your desktop, via Apollo.
I also just posted the video for the yourminis session at Apollo Camp.
You can find more information here.
Kevin Lynch (Chief Software Architect at Adobe) has posted some of his thoughts on the Apollo Alpha over on his weblog, which which he gives some insight into Adobe’s thinking around Apollo.
You can read the entire post here.
I have put together a very simple example of how to download and cache items to the files system. This can be useful if your application needs to work offline, or if you want to optimize performance and don’t want to have to keep downloading the same assets over and over.
This example uses some of the caching classes from my Ascension mp3 player, and required the corelib library.
Here is the code for the app:
We had a video crew out at Apollo Camp on Friday night to record all of the sessions. We will be posting the sessions through out the week to video.onflex.org.
We just posted the first video, which is the Apollo Camp keynote session by Kevin Lynch.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a couple of days down at the Lynda.com offices to put together a complete video overview / introduction to Apollo.
Well, the videos have just been posted and you can check them out for free from Lynda.com.
These cover everything you need to know to get started with Apollo development.
If you want to discuss Apollo application development with other developers, then check out the Apollo Coders mailing list.
You can grab it from here.
Make sure to check out all of the resources and sample apps on the Apollo Labs Wiki.
I have written up a logged in article which gives an overview of this release.
From the Apollo Release Notes:
In order for client browsers to recognize an Apollo application when being downloded, the Web Server hosting the Apollo applications needs to map the following mimetype
to the Apollo extension “.air”. For example, for an Apache Web Server you will add to the AddType section:
AddType application/vnd.adobe.apollo-application-installer-package+zip .air
Note, you can do this in the web server config, or if using Apache, in the .htaccess file.