flXHR has really improved the way I write cross-domain scripting code. It removes all the headaches from ugly workarounds -- it's so powerful and easy to use.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2008
The flensed family announces CheckPlayer and flXHR (pronounced flex-er), two revolutionary projects that redefine how websites can leverage and interact with SWF assets. CheckPlayer provides a powerful yet dead-simple interface for web authors to check the Flash Player plugin version, initiate inline auto-updating, and embed SWF assets at any time. flXHR is a drop-in replacement for the browser's native XMLHttpRequest (XHR) object, but with powerful new features like direct cross-domain communication support.
CheckPlayer is a repackaging and extension of the well-known SWFObject (v2.1) library, which means the web author gets both libraries -- the best of both worlds. It provides some revolutionary new features, and makes adding SWF's to a page almost effortless, compared to the old days of hand-coding "object" and "embed" tags. In addition, CheckPlayer provides an incredibly easy-to-use interface for checking the version of a browser's Flash Player plugin, and prompting the user to update it if the page requires a newer version.
Combined with the powerful functionality of SWFObject, CheckPlayer is a complete solution for embedding and interacting with SWF's on a web page. Any page already written to utilize SWFObject 2.0+ will integrate easily with CheckPlayer.
CheckPlayer and flXHR were jointly developed for open-source release and for a commercial application for software company Pointserve, Inc., located in Austin, TX. Pointserve is using the flensed projects to strengthen how their application interacts with partner applications and with the end-user. "flXHR has really improved the way I write cross-domain scripting code. It removes all the headaches from ugly workarounds -- it's so powerful and easy to use." (Brian Ruhl, Lead UI Developer, Pointserve, Inc.)
CheckPlayer and flXHR are battle-tested and ready, but now promise to get even better as the open-source web community gets ahold of them. flensed is blazing a new path for how SWF's can be used not just to bring bells and whistles to a page, but to truly integrate with and strengthen its architecture and its scope.
flensed is an open-source offering from Getify Solutions, Inc., a web development company based in Austin, TX. Kyle Simpson is the primary author and developer.