Abe. I think I have something you’re going to love…

Jul 01

Ok, so this is probably something that Erin would normally drop the ball on, but I couldn’t help myself. I think it could make a pretty big impact on how we approach design and development for our clients.And now, without further delay…

Adobe, Google and Yahoo join to make Flash content searchable!!

As Ryan Stewart, an Adobe evangelist put it…
“So what does that mean? We are giving a special, search-engine optimized Flash Player to Yahoo and Google, which is going to help them crawl through every bit of your SWF file. This Flash Player will act just like a person would in some cases. It will click on your buttons, it will move through the states of your application, get data from the server when your application normally would, and it will capture all of the text and data that you’ve got inside of your Flash-based application. We’ve basically provided a very powerful looking glass into SWF files so Google and Yahoo can pull out meaningful information.”

Read more here: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Apps/Adobe-Teams-with-Google-Yahoo-for-Flash-Search/

And here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/swf_searchability.html

So, I’m curious… Erin, what’s your take??