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FLASH Announcements
Posted by Eric on 7 April 2000, 00:10 GMT

Dan Englender noted to us today that many new FLASH applications have recently been announced by TI. These include a 83-style Finance application for the TI-89/92+, a Conic Graphing application for the TI-83+, and several other lower-level applications for the TI-73 and TI-83+. Most of the applications will be released in the fall; for more information, visit TI's FLASH home page.

 


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Re: FLASH Announcements
Grant Elliott  Account Info
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Hey, they're going to make a Geometry Sketchpad for the 89. Probably going to charge too much though...

Any chance I got first comment?

     7 April 2000, 00:20 GMT


Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
JaggedFlame

yeah you got 1st comment... anyway is geometers sketchpad any good? (I probably don't need it, as I can access Cabri II from school) lucky the other ones are free...

     7 April 2000, 00:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Dan Englender Account Info
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Geometer's Sketchpad is actually a very nice program (compared to cabrii anyhow). Very easy to use and powerful.

-Dan

     7 April 2000, 01:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
JaggedFlame

true... but i doubt any high school geometry students use it, do they? if so, i won't be needing it.

(and if so, what audience is it geared for?)

thanks

     7 April 2000, 01:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Grant Elliott  Account Info
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Even if you aren't in Geometry (I'm not), this just offers a convenience. A lot of time saved and a lot of stupid mistakes avoided.

     7 April 2000, 03:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Dan Englender Account Info
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Well, when I took Geometry, we used The Geometer's Sketchpad on the computer, so had the calc version been available at the time, it would have actually helped me out quite a bit.

-Dan

     7 April 2000, 03:40 GMT

Re: FLASH Announcements
Matthew Hernandez  Account Info
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Well, it is certainly nice to have this kind of coverage on the front page, as TI is usually a bi-weekly visited site for me. Thanks for taking a little time to relay info that is quite useful to users!

Can't wait for two of those 83+ apps!
Matt H.

     7 April 2000, 00:46 GMT

Re: FLASH Announcements
Mike Dennis  Account Info
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What is a Site License, because I have noticed that basically all the 83+ apps have that as the only way to get it?

     7 April 2000, 02:07 GMT


Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
JaggedFlame

in short, you have to pay for it.

     7 April 2000, 04:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Ryan Johnson  Account Info

Generally speaking when you buy a Flash App you may between $7(Periodic Table) and $50(Electric Engineering Pro). However you can only use these flash apps on your calaculator because they are digitally signed by TI or whoever made the flash app. Howvere with a site license you can distribute flash apps to other calculators, but it costs $300. Site liscences are mainly for schools.

     7 April 2000, 05:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Matthew Hernandez  Account Info
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Are you just refering to APPS that cost money? Because ones that are free you can give to anyone from calc-to-calc. But, I think you are talking of ones the cost money, as that is the only thing that really makes sense!

Matt H.

P.S. For all reading: I am working on IG v1.5 (or v2.0 depending on how much I add) and would like to know what you people would like to see.

     8 April 2000, 02:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Mike Dennis  Account Info
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Actually that can be done with any app, although it is illegal. All that you need to do is right click on the executable file, and choose extract to..., then you just send the app. It doesn't validate it this way.

     8 April 2000, 03:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Rob Hornick  Account Info

I suppose I will get flamed for being a "warez kiddie" or "w4nn4b3 h4x0r", but, I'd prefer not to turn over any more of my money to TI, to get apps that should be distributed for free. Does anyone know of a site that has any apps for download? Thanks.

     10 April 2000, 23:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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i haven't heard of any ti warez sites, but as soon as i hear of some, i'll tell u
it'll be hard b/c you need the reg number encoded into the program of your calc....that sux...

     11 April 2000, 04:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Gockies  Account Info
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If you're that concerned about stealing flash apps and you are an 83+ user, then do these steps, but DO NOT do this from your house!!! You will get BADLY F|_|cked over if oyu get caught!
Go to the 83 BASIC Misc Prog section and download the credit card generator program. It usually works, just use mastercard or something. Make up some bullsh|t names and expiration dates, then download it to a diskette. Bring it home and you should be set, unless the prog must conform to your ID or something.
You may be able to pull this off at school or your local library.
I'm also not responsible if you do this and get caught! Don't be an @$$ and get caught! Be smart! I didn't make the credit card program either; this entire message was meant for entertainment purposes only... :)

     12 April 2000, 01:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

I couldn't buy EEpro .... In the TI store , Uruguay is not listed , that sucks , I wrote several emails to TI but they just say they will add my country Soon® . Anyway , many Basic programs out there are very good , but are not the same as the EEpro...-Just keep waiting .-

     8 April 2000, 05:30 GMT

Re: FLASH Announcements
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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Let's pray that Netscape 6 doesn't crash as I type this. . . and I wish that I could get these forms to use a larger font that's READABLE, and some horizontal scrollbars, too. . .

anyway, I think that TI should release that LONG overdue 89/92+ SDK that they promised that we would have last December already, rather than crap on us while they make cash off more apps. . . and every week it seems more and more like they just release a bare-bones calc and expect you to pay extra for apps that add functionality that should be included in the calc in the first place (TI-73 matrices, TI-83+ inequality graphing).

At least HP gives a damn about their customers. . .

     7 April 2000, 02:41 GMT

Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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TI has an unfair monopoly over both teachers and students in both junior high and high schools in the US; their calculators have been THE ONLY standard to EVER be used in the classroom.
Never forget that.

--BlueCalx

     7 April 2000, 02:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Matthew Hernandez  Account Info
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I must agree with you there! Even my Pre-Calc book utilizes (sp?) the TI calcs. Even the Trig, Alg2, Geometry, and Alg1 books incorporate the TI calcs into lesson! In fact, the Geometry and Trig books have small programs in the lessons to make redundant things quicker (Quadratic formula, for example).

Matt H.

     8 April 2000, 02:08 GMT

Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
cajunguy  Account Info
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You know, I was waiting for the Flash SDK also. Where the He|| is it? This is all a marketing ploy by TI so they can make money off us poor saps who have good ideas for FlashApps, but no SDK. I say we all send E-Mails in at the same time asking about the SDK. That'll fix 'em!

     7 April 2000, 04:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
JaggedFlame

no, that'll make them get SpamBuster or something like that.. ;-)

     7 April 2000, 04:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
cajunguy  Account Info
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Just a thought... I still want the SDK, though.

     7 April 2000, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Michael Carty  Account Info

I'm with you, Scott. With no ballpark target release date on TI's website and virtually no info about the 89/92+ SDK, I too am beginning to wonder if will even exist.

If TI is just too busy creating little apps that few people really care about or will use, they could at least subcontract the SDK out to some programmers who care about its completion. I'm anxious to get cracking on 89 asm (I'm currently asm illiterate), and I'd like to learn it RIGHT, from scratch, without tons of trial and error and calculator crashing. What few 89 asm tutorials I've seen don't really explain it fully, from the beginning, in terms understandable to people who haven't delved into asm.

     7 April 2000, 19:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
cajunguy  Account Info
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Most ASM tutorials are written for people who are fairly good in C and C++. First of all, you need a compiler (you can get Borland Turbo C 2.01 off their website for free, or I can get it to you if you E-Mail me). Next, you need to know how to program in C. For any questions on that, I can provide some answers. I will soon be coming out with a tutorial that not only will explain ASM on the 89, but also the C language.

     7 April 2000, 19:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Michael Carty  Account Info

Thanks for the info, cajunguy...
I guess it's time to dust off my college C++ textbook and start there. I look forward to your tutorial.

     10 April 2000, 20:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Reno  Account Info

man, if you want to learn asm with no trials and errors, you're better off just sticking to BASIC...

     7 April 2000, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FLASH Announcements
Michael Carty  Account Info

:)
...I'm not saying that I don't expect trial and error, because certainly there is plenty of it when programming anything in any language. I'm just saying that asm programming doesn't have to be some kind of secret society where the prerequisite to getting information is to already understand the TI hardware and OS inside and out. My point was that any asm info on the 89 I've seen comes with the assumption that you know these things...my quest is to get info that starts at the beginning.
Contrary to what many experienced asm programmers think, we BASIC programmers are actually smarter than chimps, with the capacity to learn something new when provided with information that isn't haphazard. I just didn't want to read a three paragraph tutorial, type in the provided code, crash my calculator and wonder what the heck just happened. Hence, I wait for the fabled SDK.

P.S.
I knew that "trial and error and calculator crashing" line would get a reaction from somebody ;)

     10 April 2000, 20:25 GMT

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