[osflash] Disseminaing OSFlash
joao.saleiro at webfuel.pt
Sun Sep 3 09:50:41 EDT 2006
Sorry, just one note: when i say "osflash projects" i am refering to
osflash success stories.
João Saleiro wrote:
> Since no one had a reaction to my previous mail (it was so big, and my english is so bad :P that it's natural that no one had read it), here is the most important part. I think this is an important subject, that's why i'm insisting... sorry for that...
> Following this suggestion of henrik weber:
> >a blog (e.g. titled 'osflash-universe') uniting the different opinions
> of the os-
> >flash-community would be great.
> >if you need help in designing a layout for it; let me know ;)
> I think this is a good idea. But i also think that it would be VERY
> important to show new potential users what's so great about OSFlash. Let
> people know that there is an excelent ROI on using osflash, so they
> would want to invest their time researching and developing using osflash
> technologies. Also, create a showcase with the best osflash projects,
> detailed description on the technologies and techniques used to develop
> each of them and probably brief depoiments of the developers, so new
> users can trust osflash technologies, reading the success stories.
> When i decided to try osflash techs, i was making my project using the
> Flash IDE (with bad practices :P). One day, by coincidence i saw this
> post on Aral's Blog: http://aralbalkan.com/563 . That was the first time
> i read the "osflash" word. At the beginning it was the story that
> convinced me, not the osflash technologies. After that, when first saw
> the osflash main page, i was very disappointed. I didn't know where to
> begin, there were a lot of different projects with different purposes,
> lack of tutorials on some subjects, and other subjects with too much
> different tutorials dispersed on the web. I had a deadline very tight,
> and i was afraid that i was investing time for nothing. I wanted to see
> some good success cases before taking the risk, but at the time there
> weren't success cases around (at least i don't remember seeing one:| ).
> And i was already a believer on the Flash capabilities, so imagine how
> someone who thinks that Flash is only a design tool for making banners,
> feels when entering this new world.
> What we currently have is an excellent platform for developers. It does
> not attract new users easily because it's not meant to. If we want to
> have more people believing and using osflash technologies, i think we
> should create a web-site showing the capabilities of osflash. With news,
> and/or a blog, simple and straightforward "getting started" tutorials, a
> showcase with success stories, a more generalist forum/mailing list for
> newbies with noob questions, and contacts for some osflashers willing to
> give consulting, so enterprises can easily reach them. This would be the
> entry point on the osflash world. After that, everything remains the
> same, with the current platform aiming developers and "advanced" users.
> If we want to attract more people, we need to put ourselfs on their
> place and understand what they feel about osflash at the beginning. But
> this is just my opinion, of course.... :)
> João Saleiro
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