MS Surface vs Flash Surface?

(via RIApedia) This video preview of NUI’s Flash Surface seems too cool, it almost mimics all features of MS Surface, except wireless media transfer between devices, and automatic device recognition.

This project is using Flash 9 with AS3, and it will be open source. So far it looks direct competitor to MS Surface.

I think Flash is best option they used. The latest Flash 9 performs better, and have accelerated full-screen support, it features HD video support, and best of all, it runs on most operating systems. So it can use Linux, OSX or Windows as its base OS.

Overall, it could be a better and cheap alternate to MS Surface. Let see how things develop.

I will be keeping eye on it, and I suggest you to do so as well ;)

// chall3ng3r //

8 thoughts on “MS Surface vs Flash Surface?”

  1. “The latest Flash 9 performs better, and have accelerated full-screen support”

    Im a bit of a flash fanboy so don’t hate me, but I find it hard to believe that the flash player would preform better than a native DirectX 10 app in terms of UI feedback. I even notice in the video the feedback seems a bit laggy. This is damn cool none the less, and I can see a lot of uses for it.

  2. @Campbell, you are correct. DX10 is native to Windows. and DX is meant for accelerated graphics.

    Maybe Flash 10 will bring OpenGL support which is supported by Linux, Windows OSX and mobile devices, who knows :)

    But believe me, Flash is heading in the right direction this time. Now it have a competitor ;)

    // chall3ng3r //

  3. Wow man great post thanks for the inspiration :)

    What is nice about this emerging technology is you can spend roughly $200 dollars and build your own developers kit.

    Really allows for rapid prototyping with touch input.

    Please join the fight for Open Source Surface via

  4. caio C.Moore,

    thats true, i can make my own multi-touch media displaying surface, and hang it in my bedroom, and who will know that would be using my old PC behind it ;)

    really inspiring project, i must say.

    // chall3ng3r //

  5. I just had a vision – imagine one of those crazy Koreans playing Starcraft at top speed on a multi-touch surface (as soon as they work around the lagged response for the hardware).


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