ActionScript 2.0

Calling all developers: Chumby developer contest

It starts today, and the winner gets $2500. Chumby is looking for AS2 and AS3 Flash apps (they can help create things like photo galleries, menus, and databases) for its content platform and devices. These “family friendly” apps can range from games and entertainment to news and productivity.

Chumby’s developer contest will judge apps based on creativity, design and the development and implementation. It ends on September 30, 2011 and the winner will be announced in October. More details are available on the company’s website.

Sony Ericsson release Flash UI Components in AS2

A few days ago the team at Sony Ericsson released their first set of UI components for the Flash Player on mobile devices.  Written in AS2 and fully integrated with Adobe Flash Professional CS4.

Each of the controls are fully customizable use the Component inspector, enabling you to change the look and feel for your applications.  Everything from background colors to text values and icons are supported across the components, it’s ridiculously easy to make them fit with your apps look and feel.

The beta set includes 8 new components ready for you to use:

  • Checkbox
  • List – Single Row with Icon
  • List – Two Rows with Icon
  • Progress Indicator
  • Push Button
  • Radio Button
  • Softkey Bar
  • Wait Indicator

Once you’ve downloaded the MXP file here, you can install the components by simply double clicking on the file.  The Adobe Extension Manager will install the files and add them to the Components Panel in Flash Professional, you can open it using the Window Menu within the tool.