Archive for January 2009

I have been toying with the idea of building an AIR app that would do something more than the usual flickr photo searching. That’s when I came across this cool application from Idée labs .

I just spent a couple of days to something similar using Adobe AIR and Flex as a desktop app. In the process I also got the Adobe Kuler APIs tied in to this application. I call this experiment colrful desktop.

Feel free to test drive this application and tell me what you think. There are plenty of bugs in it, since I have spent very little (read that as nothing) effort in testing this out. Its a fun app, so go ahead, play with some colors, find images and save them to your desktop. All in a seamless work flow.

Features at a glance

  1. Select colors from the palette and search. You will get images matching that color (Results restricted to 25 in the preview build)
  2. Search for themes in Adobe Kuler, select a theme and you will get search results matching that theme.
  3. Paste the URL of your favorite image in the web and colrful will look up similar images from the web 🙂
  4. Preview the image of your choice from the search results and download it to your desktop. Just a couple of clicks 🙂

Coming soon:

A whole lot of offline stuff, which I am currently working on.

I haven’t gotten a whole lot of time setting up install badge for this one (and wordpress wont let me embed it here anyways. grrr)

A special word of thanks goes to my colleague and sr evangelist Ramesh Srinivasaraghavan for all the value added features. He is the ultimate idea machine!

You need Adobe AIR runtime to use colrful. If you dont have AIR, get it here

Download and Install colrful desktop from here

Stay colrful!

Start kuler





I just finished my presentation and demo for my talk on gumbo. Just got to see the shortlisted submissions for the riathon as well! The apps just rock. I can’t wait to see the showdown at riathon finals @ flash ahead tomorrow. Its going to be one hell of a finals, I am sure.

If you are going to be in bangalore tomorrow and want to attend Flash ahead tomorrow, I still have about 10 invites left with me. If you haven’t signed up, just come to Lalit Ashok, Bangalore tomorrow and ask for me. For all those coming, See you all tomorrow.

Flash Ahead! Its gonnabe fun!

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Here’s announcing Flash Ahead… The event that will showcase the future of the Flash platform to the Indian audience for the first time.

Date: 17th January, 2009

Venue: Lalit Ashok (erstwhile Grand Ashok), Bangalore

Time: 09:00 to 18:00

At Flash Ahead we are going to announce the selected finalists of riathon’08 and they will battle it out in an on-stage showdown of application, in front of the crowd and judges. Later in the day, the results will be announced and prizes will be distributed. You will also get to see the latest technologies on the Adobe Flash Platform.

For more info and event details, visit: http://adoberiathon.wordpress.com

Register here: http://endtoend.in/apps/forms/adobe/flash/adobe.htm