Friday, February 29th, 2008
After recently installing Snitter, I have to say I’ve become a bit of a fanboy of Jonathan Snook. The guy just produces some good stuff. So when I saw that he announced a new AIR application, I had to get it installed and checked out.
While Snoto (ya know, Snook, Snitter, Snoto) isn’t as polished as Snitter, it’s not meant to be. Jonathan has released this as a foundation for those that want to understand how to build AIR applications.
The goal of this is not to create a Flickr client that “does it all”. It was put together as a reference application for anybody interested in learning more about Adobe AIR. Snoto has been released under a Creative Commons license, so it’s available for you to take and extend how you wish. The link to the source code is included at the bottom of the Snoto page.
Again, the biggest benefit is to those that want to learn about working with the AIR API:
From the AIR API, I haven’t gone hogwild but rather kept it simple. You can see use of nativeWindow, context menu and EncryptedLocalStore.
Having access to Webkit made styling the interface very straightforward. Like Snitter, it’s a combination of background images, PNG images, and some CSS3/border-radius to round things out.
The Snoto page has been setup with an AIR install badge which should make it easy to check it out.
Posted by Rey Bango at 12:33 pm