My ScrollImage component on Aral’s GAE SWF project :)

So as most of you guys may know, Aral Balkan, one of the biggest names in Flash development, has been working for a while on a reference Google App Engine application called GAE SWF. In the last build, version 1.53, he has included a component that lets users browse and upload an image to their profile page. The user also gets the opportunity to scale and crop the image before he assigns it to his profile. The exciting part is Aral is using my ScrollImage component that he has extended, to handle the scroll, rotate and crop functionality. Aral has also released the updated source code under the MIT license as well, which is the same license that the original code was released in.

I am really excited the ScrollImage is finally out in the wild. I originally wrote it as part of a UI requirement on a pet project that I dropped later so there was no reason to take the component to completion. However now that its out there, I am thinking spending some time adding some configuration options so that its complete (in my book) may not be a bad idea. I will also put the final source code on google code or something where it actually maintains a version history.

In the meanwhile, check out the GAE SWF project here and Aral’s updated code here.

Author: Arpit Mathur

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on a variety of topics including Machine Learning, Affective Computing, and Blockchain applications. Arpit has also worked extensively on Android and iOS applications, Virtual Reality apps as well as with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby on Rails. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist.

One thought on “My ScrollImage component on Aral’s GAE SWF project :)”

  1. Hey Arpit,

    Thanks for sharing the component and I’m glad to hear that you like the additions. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

    Take care,


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