Update 2: A kind of roadmap for yoflash

    Hi All,

    as yoflash is progressing quite alright at the moment, it is time for another Blog Update. First of all, I have to apologize (as usually) for not getting back to you in the recent month. I was on a lot of trips around europe; but that's another story :-).

    So, good news first: The yoflash 3.0.0a is getting into shape and I am currently bug fixing and working on the front-end of the component. I will hopefully soon have an early version for testing ready. If you are interested in testing the NOT stable version on your local machine, please let me know, by either writing into the forums or send me an email. I will let you know by email when there is something to download.

    In the recent month, I was expirmenting about better integration of yoflash into Joomla. The new features from the latest Jomla version are very promising and in the future version I will try to integrate yoflash more closely to Joomla. But as I am programming and learning the new details of Joomla 3.3 I often find myself doing things that do not (yet) help the actual release of yoflash. Therefor it is time for a kind of roadmap:

    Milestone 1 (Release 3.0.0a) :

    • Get yoflash stable and ready for Joomla 3 (Joomla 2.5 and older will be droppepd) using the same approach as I used for yoflash 0.7
    • Create and update script for the older versions.
    • Get Feedback form the forum users to improve and bugfix yoflash 3.0.0.

    Milestone 2 (Release of 3.1.0a):

    • Drop the yoflash-category system and use Joomla's instead, as it is more flexipble and more intuitive to use for Joomla users
    • Drop the yoflash-tagging system. In Joomla 3.3. tags where finally introduced. I had teh chance to play with the new system and I think it is good to use that instead of teh self made.

    Milestone 3 (Release fo 3.2.0a):

    • Migrate the yoflash-hosted games to another website (probably gamefeed.de) to seperate the component from the game hosting. The new page shall be used as a hub for free online games for the RSS and JSON feeds. The idea is to combine different services (FGD, FOG etc.etc) to create ONE UNIFORM and CONSISTENT feed. Obviously this has onyl indirectly todo with the yoflash component.
    • This new webpage will include free flashgames, HTML5 games and (maybe) unity games giving you more power to create awesome games web pages :-)
    • Integrate the combined feed to offer you guys more games from more and different distributors.

    A not precise thought on cloud based hosting:

    • The upcoming release of the Joomla Platform may have a library to access a shared drive. It would be cool, if a solution can be found to put games in the cloud (shared drive) and then download / embed it on your joomla website. With this way website owners would be independent from embedding games and their pitfalls (like the close of mochimedia) but wouldn't waste their webspace AND bandwith.

    That's it for today. Share your thoughts and ideas in the forum. I am looking forward to a vibrant discussion :-)

      Kind regards

         Yosh