Archive for January, 2008
As mentioned in my previous post, one of my favorite new features of FMS is a security feature called SWF Verification, which is crazy easy to implement and very effective.
You need to do two things: First, change the
<SWFVerification enabled="false"> to "true" in your Application.xml file to turn on the feature. Then simply store a copy of the swf that will be connecting to the server within a special directory, and FMS will check to make sure that the swf that is trying to connect is the same exact swf that it has on it's server. If it's not, FMS does not allow the connection. Of course, this will only work with Flash Player 9.0.115 or later...so what to do about people using older versions? Easy. There is a tag called
<UserAgentExceptions> that will allow you to exclude any particular user agents from participating in the SWF Verification. It's works on ranges too, you can do:
<Exception from="WIN 9,0,0,0" to="WIN 9,0,0,114" />
<Exception from="MAC 9,0,0,0" to="MAC 9,0,0,114" />
<Exception from="UNIX 9,0,0,0" to="UNIX 9,0,0,114" />
and that will tell FMS to bypass the SWF verification for those flash players trying to connect.
Hooray! Ã‚Â FMS3Ã‚Â gets released today. Ã‚Â I had a chance to play around with the beta and I gotta say it's pretty nice. Ã‚Â Turns out that some of favorite new features are actually the security features, my favorite being SWF Verification (which I was going to write about here but decided to make a separate post for it). Ã‚Â Performance get a tremendous boost as well, so if you develop apps which require a media server, go check it out!
I love launching new projects, especially ones that were as fun to work on as it is to use. Ã‚Â This one was the first Facebook app I've worked on, and it's calledÃ‚Â LiveBuster.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â The concept is simple, and fun...from the LiveBusterÃ‚Â FAQ:Ã‚Â
What is LiveBuster?Ã‚Â LiveBuster is a new video greetings service where YOU are the star. You can record your own video greeting and send it friends, all from Facebook in just a few minutes. It's free, fun and addictive. Facebook members just select the background they want - celebrity, animal, sports etc. and then adjust your web cam until you face or other body part of your choice is synced with the background. Press record, and we start making your video that you can share instantly.Ã‚Â
You can share the video with your friends, and post videos on your profile page to your Wall. Ã‚Â We've got some more cool features in the works that will be coming shortly as well.Go check it out,Ã‚Â and if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the app, let us know on theÃ‚Â LiveBuster Discussion Board.