Mike Chambers and ‘clinburn’ hosted a feedback session to see how the developers feel about central. Clintburn asked a few questions (the questions and my answers are below) and Mike answered a few questions. But there’s no new information. The central SDK is on schedule and will be released this week. I missed the chat, but the first blog/site on Central, CentralMX.com by David Bisset posted the log of the session. Below are the questions and my late answers.
How would you explain Central to your Mom in 3 words?
Personal application browser.
To my mom: You can tell it to do stuff rather than the other way round.
May be ad campaign with “Regain control with central”?
How would you give a short explanation to developers?
Application environment with clientside data control
What is the Killer app for central?
Any app that automates user action. Personal agents in various fields.
What problems does it solve for you as a developer?
I don’t have to worry about business logic which is taken care of at the server, collecting money and developer tools are taken care of by macromedia. The client gets access to different polished data streams. So, I only have to worry about the presenting it to the user and providing a good experience. Better controll than in HTML, no headaches of client side application installation. Once downloaded, the app stays infront of the user.
What end user problems does it solve?
Can setup rules to automate routine stuff and inform only when needed. Can interact with downloaded data. No security problems.
What do you think of Blasting?
Intelligent copy/paste. Developers just take-in and output standards based data and the user will be able to connect apps intelligently.
Feel free to give your answers to the questions here.