Realtime Data & Your Applications

After spending some time playing around sketching with the HTML5 canvas element earlier this week, I figured “why not add some ‘enterprise’ concepts to this example?”…  Next thing you know we’ve got a multi-device shared sketching/collaboration experience. To keep things straightforward, I chose to demonstrate the near-realtime collaboration using a short-interval HTTP poll.  HTTP polling […]

Capturing User Signatures in Mobile Applications

One growing trend that I have seen in mobile & tablet applications is the creation of tools that enable your workforce to perform their job better. This can be in the case of mobile data retrieval, streamlined sales process with apps for door-to-door sales, mobile business process efficiency, etc… One of the topics that comes […]

Introducing the US Census Browser Application

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a new project I’ve been working on to showcase enterprise-class data visualization in HTML-based applications.   The US Census Browser is an open source application for browsing data from the 2010 US Census. The app is completely written using HTML and JavaScript, even for the […]

AMF vs. JSON in AIR Mobile Applications

UPDATE 11/23/2011: Full source code now available at: Recently, I’ve been asked more than once which is better: AMF or JSON for AIR mobile applications. This post is to highlight some performance comparisons, and a sample testing application that I put together. First, it is important to know what both AMF and JSON are. […]

DC User Groups: One Platform; Many Devices

A quick reminder that I will be speaking at various events over the next week, so come out to one and learn about Flex for mobile devices and cross-platform development strategies. Today I will be speaking at the DC Flex User Group on “Flex for Mobile: One Platform, Lots of Devices” ( In this presentation, […]