~ November, 2005 ~


For those who can’t go to Amsterdam…

The Spark conference happens this week in Amsterdam. I really wish I could be there. Besides being one of my favorite cities in the world, it looks to be a fantastic conference.

For those who can’t make it, there’s going to be a live video feed of Kevin’s keynote.

When: Thursday, November 17th @ 7pm CET (central European time)
Where: http://spark.fabchannel.com (includes time zone info)
What: Live keynote broadcast by Fabchannel.com. The SPARK REMIX party (right after) and other show sessions will be posted as well.

Fabchannel.com is one of the biggest online concert archives in the world. During this event they’ll be launching their new website using Flash 8 and Flash Media Server 2. Check it out!


Justin’s map mash-up — not what you think

On the surface, the fact that you can do mash-ups with Yahoo! Maps doesn’t sound like news. Can’t you do that with Google as well?

Justin Everret Church has opened my eyes.

In HTML, you have two ways of repurposing information: either take the raw data and build a new presentation around it (most common), or repurpose the UI from the existing app wholesale (useful for visual things, or for hosting complex interactions, such as Google Maps)

Using Flash, there is a third alternative: use someone else’s UI layer, but visually alter it and extend it.

In a way, it’s like a visual mash-up. Check it out.