Flex, APIs, and Videotape

Flex, APIs and VideotapeThe controversial cinematic classic to which the title of this post pays homage might have been arthouse nonsense, but the third instalment of Andrew Muller’s trilogy, Share Media On Twitter Using Flex, is certainly not. We’ve just set it live on sitepoint.com.

In Part I, Andrew “Funk Master Flex” Muller demonstrated how to implement a slick Twitter interface using Flash Catalyst, Flash Builder, and a sprinkling of PHP. Part II took this one step further by showing how to upload images to Flickr.

This time, we’re adding video to the mix.

That’s right, video! You’ll learn how to add a video uploader to the app, and we’ll introduce functionality for taking screen captures of the video, which you can then upload to Flickr, just like you did in Part II with images. Cool, huh?

Did we mention how cool video is?

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to check out Share Media on Twitter Using Flex, Part I: The Basics, and Part II: Images.

We’re also running another quiz at the end of this article, which Adobe are sponsoring. So why not go read the article and then take the quiz to see how much you understood?

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  • http://www.jasonbatten.com NetNerd85

    Part 4: Something finally useful? perhaps?

  • http://www.magain.com/ Matthew Magain

    @NetNerd85 Any suggestions??? I would have thought that learning how to manipulate images and video and hooking into the Twitter API was pretty relevant and useful for a lot of readers …

  • Anonymous

    I would have thought that learning how to manipulate images and video and hooking into the Twitter API was pretty relevant and useful for a lot of readers

    Not many clients are for such things unless they are those marketing types that hop on all the band-wagons. I know you guys have a good deal with Adobe and I am trying hard to develop my Flex/AIR skills but finding practical (and worth while) uses for clients is difficult. Beyond tired of twitter examples, give us a bone guys, surely there is more to these technologies than these web-pup exercises.

  • http://www.jasonbatten.com NetNerd85

    Well, the book Adobe AIR Create – Modify – Reuse by Wrox is the only solid reference I have found to contain any really useful and practical examples for Flex and AIR. Chapter 2 has Simple Text Editor, Chapter 5 is a Mini CMS and Chapter 7 is a HTML and CSS Editor. The book also includes the same type of examples as found in common web articles (blog, rss, video player etc.).