First ‘Apollo’ App (finally)

When the Apollo alpha was first released a few weeks back, I began working on an application which would allow the user to drag a photo into a canvas area, and then present drawing tools to modify the photo and save it to the hard drive. Certain functionality such as drag and drop support is not yet available in the alpha release, so I’ve modified the project into what I call “HTML Snapshot Saver”. This new module will allow a user to navigate to the website of their choice, make some quick sketches or notes over the page itself, and

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Apollo Security Sandbox

The documentation released along with the Apollo downloads is tremendous. Brushing through on a basic level, I’ve found the following item of interest: SWF files installed with Apollo applications do not need to look for cross-domain policy files. Capabilities that normally require another SWF file to grant access by calling the Security.allowDomain() method are not restricted to SWF files installed in Apollo applications. This sounds very good. I’ve always found Flash Player security a bit restrictive. No other platform that I’m aware of has such tight rules about reading crossdomain data. It is also stated that: All other resources—those that

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