Yesterday, Forum Nokia released a document outlining the procedure to create .NFL format for distribution of Flash Lite content. This format will be supported by Series 40 5th Edition, Feature Pack 1 or newer devices.
The advantages of this packaging format include –
- Allowing launch of a swf file directly using it’s own icon (overriding the default Flash icon), from the Gallery.
- Allow localization of the application name in the Gallery instead of the file name.
- Allowing DRM protection.
The creation of the .NFL format is really simple (similar to WRT Widget packaging) with the requirement only being the inclusion of a couple of mandatory files (including .swf) in the NFL package.
I downloaded the NFL spec from the Forum Nokia site and read through it. All of the information is included in the 7 page PDF and is very easy to follow given they included sample code and it’s well written. Over all – pretty cool.