This chapter will focus on building Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX Lobby applications. Lobby applications, like controller and subscriber applications, provide at least two interfaces for the user. The first interface is the lobby, which provides a space for all users to culminate. The room interface allows the same users to filter conversations and exchanges into a focused environment. This is achieved using multiple instances of an application.
Using multiple application instances with a simple Lobby application will complete your Flash Communication Server foundation. You will be introduced to the RoomList UI component in this chapter as a building block for building Lobby applications.