Following some discussion at work re: North Face, I’d passed on a link to a video clip about the “kiosk” application using Avalon (now WPF) – shown aaages ago at the PDC (2005). This was a thick-client PC application – but the new WPF/E allows for this to be rolled onto a browser – like with Flash.
Have a look at this demo – of the re-kiosk’ed North Face demo.
And this demo is pretty funny – with four video clips playing simultaneously – just mouse-over to hear the sound for each clip.
I used to do a fair amount of development using Flash, just when ActionScript‘ing was beginning (now version 3.0). It was a big bonus to be able to use an XML Web Service and/or some ASP code to dynamically control the UI. Up until then, it had simply been a “flashy” animation tool.
Anyway – just interesting to see the evolution of some technology that I used to be into.
Which means it’s the last time it’ll be mentioned @ grumpywookie.com. 🙂