Adobe AIR Questions
Posted on 2009-04-02
Ok, I'm completely new to Adobe AIR. I know how to use Tweet Deck. That's the extent of anything I know about AIR. I just have several questions before I decide on trying to have an AIR application built for me.
1. The information that will be used to populate the desktop AIR application would be in the form of a mySQL database on a remote server. Is there any problem with this?
2. The database will be updated every 10 minutes or so. Is there a problem synchronizing the AIR application to coincide with the updates?
3. When a person is using my application, they will need the ability to remove rows from their installation. For instance, based on the results this person gets in the application, there are 10 results. Of those 10, the person only likes 3 of them and they choose to "remove" the other 7. Is it a problem to set up the application to not include those 7 upon the next update? Like setup a local database with the unique ID's that are dislikes and pull the new results that are not equal to the dislikes...
4. I would expect that if the above is possible, that there would be no problem adding the "favorites" to a local DB and publishing those to a separate column within the application, correct?
5. Is it possible to have several streams open at a time, similar to the way Tweet Deck is set up....with the above information?
6. What would be the best development platform for this? Flex or Ajax?
Those are my main questions for now. Any help would be greatly appreciated!