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Personal Presence with Wordpress and AIR

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Personal Presence with Wordpress and AIR

  1. 1. Personal Presence using Wordpress and AIR Aditya Mukherjee http://adityamukherjee.com/geekaholic http://twitter.com/aditya Sunday, February 22, 2009
  2. 2. The Idea • Complete online presence • Open / Free / Easy • Offline management tools + + Sunday, February 22, 2009
  3. 3. The Idea + Wordpress Adobe AIR Sunday, February 22, 2009
  4. 4. The Idea • Complete online presence ‣ Gallery ‣ Weblog ‣ Networking Sunday, February 22, 2009
  5. 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. 6. The Idea • Offline management tools ‣ Offline organisation ‣ Open / Free ‣ Single function apps Sunday, February 22, 2009
  7. 7. The Current Facebook Microsoft Soapbox Photos Google Spaces YouTube Single Picasa Orkut Function Sites Zooomr Flickr Sunday, February 22, 2009
  8. 8. The Current • DiSo Project ‣ Plugins ‣ Bring social network aspects to WP ‣ Limited opportunity of growth • BuddyPress Sunday, February 22, 2009
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. n. Sunday, February 22, 2009

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