I have a very basic knowledge of Flash and actionscript. I am looking to see if I am on the right path and any tips would be appreciated.
I would like to have a map of the 50 U.S. states. I would like to click on a state and have a small pop-up window that displays the temperature of the capital of that state. After 5 seconds the pop-up closes. Behind the scenes I would also like the clicks being tracked by a database. I am digging around weather.com trying to figure out linking RSS feeds to Flash and I am thinking MySql to count the clicks. Does anyone have any tips or a quicker, easier way to set this up? Thank you.
i don't think i can make that easier for you. in fact, i think you'll hit a problem with a security sandbox issue if you try and access another domain's rss feed. i've always had to use a local script to access the feed and have flash access the local script to circumvent the security issue.
Thank you for the quick reply. I will look into the local script idea. Is there anything to be gained with using AIR to place an actual HTML file, weather widget, into the pop-up?
air is an adobe application that's installed on a user's computer.