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hi there! [Jan. 24th, 2002|09:29 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
My name is Bob, and im a new member of this community. I am in the process of *attempting* (thats a KEYWORD folks) to create a Flash5-based client for LJ. I have a feeling how the outcome will be (it probably wont work), but i feel like trying anyways. If there are any helpful tips that anyone feels they could give, please do. If this doesnt work, well, I'll just have to force myself to buy Visual Basic and make the client that way. :-P

Well, hopefull I can finish the monster that I have started. If anyone is interested in what it will look like, I posted a .swf file that shows all of the aesthetics, no code.The swf version showing the aesthetics can be located in this directory .

*note: this post has been appended. the executable file originally mentioned here was deleted from the linked directory, i will have it back up soon.

[User Picture]From: ohwhen
2002-01-25 04:53 pm (UTC)
you'll need a way to interface with LJ using middleware, since flash isn't capable of communicating directly with LJ. If you could pump out XML, you'll be able to parse it with Flash 5. I do have to say the parser that comes with Flash is really slow and has its limitations..
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From: bobert225
2002-01-25 05:38 pm (UTC)
okay, thanks!

and actually, as I am a student and can't devote 24/7 to this little project, I was wondering if anyone would like to help me out in developing this? If not, okay, I'll just take a while longer.

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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-01-28 08:30 pm (UTC)

LiveJournal is supposed to support XML-RPC now. I've never tried it to see how it works, but the support's there.

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