Spirograph – my first AIR application

After downloading Flex Builder 3 beta 3, I updated my AIR application projects. I posted them at o2apps.com and apollohunter.com

Spirograph – This is a simple AIR application that stores settings locally on the desktop that can be retrieved later when you run this application like a bookmark in the browser. Download it, vote it. This is one of my favorite mathematical curves that I like to program. I got fascinated with the toy that my uncle gave me. This is all about a fixed point on a circle rolling inside or outside a fixed circle. The extension of this is Guilloché patterns  which are spirograph-like curves that frame a curve within an inner and outer envelope curve. They are used on banknotes, securities, and passports worldwide for added security against counterfeiting.

I also have other AIR applications. One of the first proof-of-concept that I built in Flex ver 1.0 was Model Selector. I have since then migrated it to every major release of Flex and now AIR. This application helped me sell the concept of RIA and of course the Flex framework. I wrote another proof-of-concept AIR application – Vehicle Comparison. You can compare upto 3 vehicles side-by-side.

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2 Responses to “Spirograph – my first AIR application”

  1. amadeusmax Says:

    I just started looking at both flex and air today. Decided to go the free route with Aptana for now, but wanted was interested in the Spirograph air project. The version at apollo hunter, is no longer supported, and I’ll assume that’s why o2 probably doesn’t have it up.

    If you have a current version of that air project, I would be intrested in seeing it, and if possible the source code. Thanks.

  2. kaushikdatta Says:

    I changed the link in this post also for Spirograph, it now points to release version. Have fun!

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