Personal Presence with Wordpress and AIR

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  • 1. Personal Presence using Wordpress and AIR Aditya Mukherjee http://adityamukherjee.com/geekaholic http://twitter.com/aditya Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 2. The Idea • Complete online presence • Open / Free / Easy • Offline management tools + + Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 3. The Idea + Wordpress Adobe AIR Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 4. The Idea • Complete online presence ‣ Gallery ‣ Weblog ‣ Networking Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 5. The Idea • Open / Free / Easy ‣ Anybody can add features ‣ Anybody can build on it ‣ Your content, your rules ‣ Famed 5 minute installation Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 6. The Idea • Offline management tools ‣ Offline organisation ‣ Open / Free ‣ Single function apps Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 7. The Current Facebook Microsoft Soapbox Photos Google Spaces YouTube Single Picasa Orkut Function Sites Zooomr Flickr Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 8. The Current • DiSo Project ‣ Plugins ‣ Bring social network aspects to WP ‣ Limited opportunity of growth • BuddyPress Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 9. The Advantages Why Wordpress • WP is already open / free / easy • Interoperability is baked in — trackbacks • Contains elements of CMS • Wordpress is “the giant” — use its shoulders Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 10. The Advantages Why AIR • Very low barrier to entry • Writing apps is as easy as making websites • Most mature runtime today • Cross platform Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 11. The Plan Wordpress • Wordpress needs to focus ‣ Don’t try to be everything to everyone ‣ Maintain two versions ‣ Different interface / terminologies Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 12. The Plan Wordpress • Wordpress CMS’ should have social features baked in ‣ Plugins are yuck! ‣ Third party additions have handicaps ‣ Learn from Mozilla (Firefox), Windows Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 13. The Plan Wordpress • Distributed experience should be done right ‣ Biggest reason for Facebook’s success — integrated / under one roof ‣ Experience can only be as good as lowest common denominator Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 14. The Plan AIR • AIR is not ready for serious applications ‣ Memory / CPU efficiency ‣ Half baked support for open technologies ‣ Better debugging tools Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 15. The Plan AIR • Models / Guides for developers ‣ Lead by example ‣ Developers of the platform know best ‣ JS based app should get equal priority Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 16. The Plan AIR • Better visibility ‣ Platform is as strong as it’s developer base ‣ AIR’s most popular app is Tweetdeck — and it’s a mess Sunday, February 22, 2009
  • 17. n. Sunday, February 22, 2009