Online webtool for flash lite packaging while holding an NDA?
Today I came across a very interesting thought from SAMIR about online flash lite packaging while holding an NDA. He is referring to www.swfpack.com which allows you pack your swf applications for different mobile runtimes like sis.
But even after such good merits , I would not prefer to use it if I am working on any (i) commercial mobile app (ii) any app I am building for any client with whom I have signed an NDA , as this would risk my app to be uploded to a third party domain, which is not accepted in all the above said cases. So, I seriously doubt if similar tools which help you in a core development projects, are online, will be much used by industry developers for these cases , unless there is some agreement between the provider of the web tool and themselves …a kind of NDA. – SAMIR
I was quite curious what the reaction of Kuneri would be so I posted a little comment on their blog and they responded right away with a comment and a blogpost. Cool!
Good and valid questioning. As far as I know/see, no Web 2.0 service offers an NDA. See any online project management tool out there (Basecamp, GoPlan?) , which store much more sensitive data than a compiled file. None of them offer you an NDA and SWFPack is no different than any Web 2.0 product. See a recent post I published, would answer more questions: http://bloggy.kuneri.net/2008/10/14/swfpack-and-security/
To summarize the swfpack security policy :
– All project files (SWF or ZIP) are erased right after the SIS generation. There is no way for us or anyone else to access your source files.
– We keep latest generated SIS file on your account, so that you can download it again later on. There is no way another user to access a SIS file generated by another account, and we make it possible for you to delete the generated SIS file from our servers immediately and permanently.
– We do not have SSL connection for file uploads or downloads at the moment. This will be available for Pro accounts.
– We do not get any source files from you. Basically you upload a SWF file, which is a compiled binary.
It seems like they try and keep things as safe as possible for developers to package commercial stuff with swfpack. I am wondering if they will ever release an api? Would be cool for developers and their companies to be able to play with the service they are providing!