Selamat Tinggal Flash

Saya lupa kapan terakhir kali mengakses situs yang masih menggunakan teknologi Adobe Flash Player. Saya pikir teknologi ini sudah ditinggalkan cukup lama. Peramban Google Chrome juga sudah mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada Flash pada pertengahan 2017 setelah Adobe — sebagai perusahaan pengembangnya — juga memutuskan untuk menghentikan dukungan pengembangan dan distribusi Adobe Flash Player di akhir tahun 2020.

Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners — including AppleFacebookGoogleMicrosoft and Mozilla — Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

Adobe Blog: Flash & The Future of Interactive Content

Ternyata beberapa waktu lalu, ada situs yang masih membutuhkan Adobe Flash Player di halaman otentikasinya. Beruntung, masih bisa instal Flash dan melakukan otentikasi.

twibble Desktop Application

Twibble Logo
I’m installing twibble on my mobile device and so far, it works great. I use this as a primary application to upload photos from my Twitter account.
Today, I tried twibble for desktop application. Anyway, I’m having TweetDeck and TwitterFox (for Mozilla Firefox and Flock). Well, I use TwitterFox most of the time. I don’t know, I just like TweetDeck being installed, as an application to learn about interface design. :)
If you have TweetDeck installed, you can install twibble for desktop application since both are using Adobe AIR technology. Compared to TweetDeck, I think TweetDeck is much better. BUT, I like these twibble (for desktop) features:

  • Multiple Twitter accounts — if you manage multiple account. I do.
  • Location awareness — it understands GPS position sent from twitter mobile.
  • Easy to post pictures/photos.
  • twitter search
  • identi.ca support

When I firstly installed, I was a little bit lost about the menu and interface. For example, on the configuration screen, I could not see the “Go” or “Save” links/button. Well, it’s there, using a small green arrow icon.

Tumbleweed: Tumblr Desktop Client

Tumblweed Screenshot
After I decided to start a tumblelog (again), the first thing I did was finding a desktop client. For now, Tumblr does not support XML-RPC protocol, but they do have API.
I’m not familiar with API, so I searched for solution. Luckily, I found Tumbleweed. Login using Tumblr account, and you can start writing. If you have web camera, you can also capture using it, and post it as photo. What I like from Tumblweed:

  • The interface is clean, easy to understand.
  • Support multiple tumble format — of course!
  • It also support tags and timestamp modification
  • Support multiple tumblelogs from Tumblr, using Tumblr domain or custom domain.

But, there are some limitations (it’s more about my personal preferences):

  • When writing a “Quote”, there is no textarea to write the description. It’s only an “input” type.
  • Entry history. If you have many contents, you only see your last 20 entries.
  • Inline editing. All posted contents can’t be edited from the interface.

Those features seems not available for now — based on my observation. But, I’m fine with that since this is the best Tumblr desktop client I found so far. If you have any recommendation, please share.
Anyway, if you want to install Tumblweed, you need to have Adobe AIR installed first.

Adobe Flash Player 10

Adobe Flash Player 10 is now available. Get it now. According to the datasheet (PDF, 491KB):

  • Engage users with highly innovative and cinematic experiences using custom effects and filters created with Adobe Pixel Bender and native 3D effects. Innovate with text to create new types of publications using an advanced text engine, typographic control, and new layout options.
  • Flash Player 10 leverages the GPU to deliver faster performance for applications and videos. The vector data type, multicore support, and open source ActionScript Virtual Machine 2 (AVM2) all contribute to highly scalable code execution performance. Text-rendering improvements boost performance and rendering quality for Asian languages.

Or, you can read the overview (PDF, 1.33MB) first before downloading.