Via Adobe, yesterday Adobe announce the availability of Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile.
“Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the release of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 to mobile platform partners. Redesigned from the ground up with new performance and mobile specific features, Flash Player 10.1 is the first release that brings the full Web across desktops and devices. Mobile users will now be able to experience millions of sites with rich applications and content inside the browser including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more.
Already one of the top free apps on Android™ Market today, Flash Player 10.1 will be available as a final production release for smart phones and tablets once users are able to upgrade to Android 2.2 “Froyo.” Devices supporting “Froyo” and Flash Player 10.1 are expected to include the Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, DROID by Motorola, Motorola Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S and others. Flash Player 10.1 was also released to mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS, and is expected to be made available via over-the-air downloads and to be pre-installed on smart phones, tablets and other devices in the coming months.”
“At Adobe, we believe that this is a pivotal time in the history of software development. Cloud-based computing has combined with increased user expectations for interactivity and engaging experiences leading to the rise of rich Internet application (RIA) development. The creation of social networks and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings is enabling applications to grow at unprecedented rates by leveraging existing user networks. The expanding number and diversity of Internet-connected devices has opened up additional software development platforms for developers and enabled them to create entirely new user interaction models and business opportunities. Together, these three technology trends are converging to deliver major innovations that will have lasting effects on the way web applications are built, delivered, and used.”
@ BARCELONA, Spain. — At Mobile World Congress™ 2010 here, Adobe Systems today announced advancements to the Adobe® Flash® Platform including the unveiling of Adobe® AIR® on mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications to come out of the Open Screen Project™, an industry-wide initiative led by Adobe that has grown to close to 70 ecosystem partners. With support for the Android™ platform expected in 2010, AIR provides developers with a feature-rich environment for delivering rich applications outside the mobile browser and across multiple operating systems via mobile marketplaces and app stores. AIR leverages mobile specific features from Flash® Player 10.1, is optimized for high performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities for a richer and more immersive user experience.
Adobe also announced that a beta of Flash Player 10.1 was made available to content providers and mobile developers worldwide.
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And you can view or download a printable version of this article. (PDF: 69k )
Today, Adobe Unveiled First Full Flash Player For Mobile Devices And PCs. Close to 50 Open Screen Project Participants Support New Browser Runtime for Multiple Platforms.
Adobe unveiled Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 software for smartphones, smartbooks, netbooks, PCs and other Internet-connected devices, allowing content created using the Adobe Flash Platform to reach users wherever they are. A public developer beta of the browser-based runtime is expected to be available for Windows® Mobile, Palm® webOS and desktop operating systems including Windows, Macintosh and Linux later this year. Public betas for Google® Android™ and Symbian® OS are expected to be available in early 2010. In addition, Adobe and RIM announced a joint collaboration to bring Flash Player to Blackberry® smartphones, and Google joined close to 50 other industry players in the Open Screen Project initiative.
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Debashish Paul, from the Mobile & Devices Engineering team of Adobe Systems Bangalore in India, will demonstrate how easy is to create Flashlite application and deploy on mobile devices. This will be a practical session, where the audience can follow the presenter on their laptop and eventually would have Flashlite application ready for use. Participants who are interested to follow the session hands-0n should download the trial version of the Adobe Flash Creative Suite 4 after registering yourself at the link here from Adobe website.
- How to create, publish, test and deploy a simple flash lite application on to mobile device. This will be a practical session
- Creating a real-life app will bring out the latent power of Adobe Flashlite, it will touch upon the general concepts along with design and development approach
Speaker Details :
Debashish Paul, works for the Mobile & Devices Engineering team of Adobe Systems Bangalore in India as Lead Software Engineer
When : 10th-oct-2009
Time : 10:30 to 12:30 Tea/Coffee/light snacks break in between the workshop
Venue : Craig Barret Auditorium, Sasken Communication Technologies Limited, # 139/25, Domlur Inner Ring Road, Bangalore – 71, Karnataka, India
Driving Directions :
- When driving down from Koramangala–> Take the left into the lane in front of Hyundai Workshop –>just after Mother Earth –>and then the first left, second right –> leads up to Sasken venue.
- When driving from Indiranagar –> Old Airport road flyover side –> Drive past EGL offices on the left –> stay on the ring road –> Take the U Turn and come back towards Hyundai Workshop –> then take the left into the lane in front of Hyundai Workshop –> just after Mother Earth – and then the first left, second right –> leads up to Sasken Venue
Parking: Ample parking space is available in the grounds next to the Sasken building.
You can also check the venue in google map given below.
COST: Free – but registration is required to attend. You can register here for the event here.
My take: Hope this event in namma BengaLooru builds up new cream of core developers and designers in Adobe Flashlite and I came to know that attendee list for today has already grown up in good numbers from @Mariam.
Mark Doherty has written blogpost here on Device Profile Update 5 for Device Central CS4 which is now available for download. This latest device update for Device Central CS4 contains 36 new and some updated profiles bringing the total number of supported devices to 738.
Here’s an overview of the new profiles:
- DoCoMo Fujitsu F-08A
- DoCoMo Fujitsu F-09A
- DoCoMo NEC N-07A
- DoCoMo NEC N-08A
- DoCoMo NEC N-09A
- DoCoMo Panasonic P-08A
- DoCoMo Panasonic P-09A
- DoCoMo Panasonic P-10A
- DoCoMo Sharp SH-05A
- DoCoMo Sharp SH-06A
- DoCoMo Sharp SH-07A
- HTC Hero for testing flash in the browser
- KDDI Hitachi HIY01
- KDDI Kyocera KYX02
- KDDI Sharp SH002
- KDDI Toshiba TS002
- KDDI Toshiba TSY01
- Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
- Nokia 5630 XpressMusic
- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Flash Lite 3.1
- Nokia E52
- Nokia N86 8MP
- Nokia N97
- Samsung I8910 HD
- SoftBank NEC 930N
- SoftBank Panasonic 931P
- SoftBank Samsung 931SC
- SoftBank Sharp 934SH
- SoftBank Sharp 935SH
- SoftBank Sharp DM004SH
- SoftBank Toshiba 832T
- Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart
- Sony Ericsson C901a GreenHeart
- Sony Ericsson T707
- Sony Ericsson T707a
- Sony Ericsson W518a
All new device profiles would be available through the Online Device Library in Adobe Device Central CS4. You can check the complete set of devices here.
Though late arrival, never thought that this would be so pretty cool. Now Flash has come alive in it’s first Android based device, the Hero from Open Screen partner HTC!!!!!
It should be a direct sequel to the G1, and has all the features like multi-touch HVGA screen, accelerometer support, GPS, Compass, WIFi, 5 MP camera, Android Webkit Browser, and now with having Adobe Flash makes for even more very rich mobile web user experience.
Check out the device here!
Adobe has a good a really good press release which explains in detail. They also have made a good video where the Adobe Platform team explains some of the features of the Flash implementation on the HTC Hero device. According to Mark’s blogpost, it’s possible to view up to 85% of online video through the Flash Player, supports latest Flash Lite 3.1 supports streaming audio capabilities, as well as support for around 80% of Flash content on the web today through the device’s web browser. On this device, double clicking Flash content (games, ads, etc) brings it fullscreen mode, which seems to work very much intuitively: Demo of Flash on the HTC Hero (an Android device).
What version of Flash is this? Well, right now it’s Flash Lite 3.1 according to Adobe. However, there have been prior public announcements that Flash 10 is coming to Android (by as soon as end of this year), as well as other mention of other SmartPhone platforms like webOS, Windows Mobile, & Symbian for starters down the lane. Mark says that the HTC Hero has Adobe Distributable Player. My lateral thought would be that, they (HTC) may upgrade the device at some point later (whether that means Flash Lite 3.x or Flash Player 10 can be anyone’s guess). Here are few words from Adobe: Serge Jespers, Mark Doherty. Here are some of the interesting comments from the Peter Elst & Dale Rankine of flashlite community. With now over one billion devices running Flash, and Android represents a nice (open) platform in which Flash to grow, develop and play. This new HTC Hero device represents the true mobile (web) experiences possible and I think we’ll see much more devices in the future.
Now Bill Perry from Nokia has a new blog/website – Bill (Mobile Perry) and he has updated his Nokia Flash enabled device list.
He has included not only the latest handset specs (including very latest 5th edition devices such as the 5800 & N97), but also some Maemo devices, namely the N800, N810, and N810 WiMax (which support a Flash 9 browser plugin)
You can download the PDF directly here while reading this one here.
It’s a very useful resource for flashlite community, since the information in Adobe Device Central can sometimes be still (particularly if you don’t get ADC updates), and Bill has put in more information in his post, such as hardware support such as GPS, touch screen, rotation features, and even software feature support such as video support, S60 Platform Services and OVI Store support too. This is one should appreciate in his efforts in putting all the updates in one place in go.
This is a sequel to my previous post.
As a developer, N97 is of high importance. It is the first phone that has both Touch and QWERTY keyboard from Nokia, like the Google’s Android. This opens new avenues for a developer and I am listing a few which struck me once I saw the device.
1. The screen has two orientations and the second landscape type opens great potential for arcade games or even fighter games. Think of the golden games ten years back. Those games can now be adapted to the mobile space. I would not be surprised if Mortal Kombat 4 arrives to the N97. You have a full QWERTY to game with.
2. The gaming D- pad on the left of the screen is once again a beautiful control for gamers. Quite similar to the games on PSP. So, may be PSP’s primitive games can be ported. But you must consider that PSP is a class apart on its own.
3. You have widgets on the main home screen. A new WRT home screen is what they call with pride. Now widgets to be accommodated on the home screen can be designed. One such widget already built inside the N97 is the Accuweather widget.
4. Ovi comes pre-installed on this. So, N97 users can be easily reached.
5. For Flash developers, since the N97 is a S60 5th edition device, the Platform services API can be used be build more powerful and versatile apps.
6. Phones like these would have the ideal key control and UX for a game like FIFA or even NFS Most Wanted. You can control directions with one hand and control keys for the other.
From a game developer perspective I feel like, this device opens up infinite opportunities for us.
This below article from online version of Wall Street Journal talks about a single version of Flash for both (Smart) phones and PC from Adobe:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124407409276583289.html#mod=rss_whats_news_technology. Anyone here knows more about this?