Really Slick Chess App in Flex/AIR

Greg Wilson has been busy working on a pet project with some friends that shows off nearly the full range of the Flash Platform. I got to see some early prototypes and screenshots so it’s really cool to see it in action. They spent a lot of time on the user interface and it’s an incredibly polished application. It’s also making use of the new AIR marketplace try/buy features so if you’re interested in monetizing your AIR applications you can download this to get a sense of how it works.

You may have to wait a little while currently to start a game, but once you do, it’s worth it. The graphics for the app are awesome. The UI is a really important part but as I said, they are making full use of the Flash Platform stack including using ColdFusion and LCDS. Greg’s next blog post is going to cover that part of it.

The only downside is that Greg is making the rest of us look like slackers. Adobe is supposed to be shut down this week but he’s cranking out software releases.

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