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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There had been varied rumors had been flying around for a few days before this FOTB’09 that that we would be able to check some sneak peaks at this year’s Adobe keynote, and that’s exactly what happened. Richard Galvan and Mark Anders, “Senior” Principle Scientist at Adobe, were back again this year with an update on the Flash platform and a sneak peek on Flash CS5 and the new Flash Mobile features. YES. IT IS FLASH CS5
Marc Anders started off by going over the current platform situation and Flash Player 10 installs continue to impress. New figures due out shortly will put the coverage at over 90%. Mark used some community demos to run through features in the Flash Player 10 and AIR runtimes. (Click any of the images to see the high-rez version)
Richard Galvan gave us our first sneak peak of “Viper” Flash Professional CS5. The big news for developers is that Flash authoring finally gets integration with FlashBuilder. If you’re using Flash CS5, a new FlashBuilder project can be created from Flash CS5 through a new export dialogue.
There had been varied rumors had been flying around for a few days before this FOTB’09 that that we would be able to check some sneak peaks at this year’s Adobe keynote, and that’s exactly what happened. Richard Galvan and Mark Anders, “Senior” Principle Scientist at Adobe, were back again this year with an update on the Flash platform and a sneak peek on Flash CS5 and the new Flash Mobile features. YES, IT IS FLASH CS5.
Marc Anders started off by going over the current platform situation and Flash Player 10 installs continue to impress. New figures due out shortly will put the coverage at over 90%. Mark used some community demos to run through features in the Flash Player 10 and AIR runtimes.
Richard Galvan gave first sneak peak of “Viper” Flash Professional CS5. The big news for developers is that Flash authoring finally gets integration with FlashBuilder. If you’re using Flash CS5, a new FlashBuilder project can be created from Flash CS5 through a new export dialogue.
Rest will be followed here in Flashmagazine.
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.
The world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, has unveiled its much-awaited touchscreen handset. Called the 5800 XpressMusic phone, the phone has a large screen that measures 3.2 inch diagonally (640 by 360 pixels) with up to 16 million colors.
It has 81MB of internal memory and comes with an 8GB micro-SD card as standard equipment. Nokia 5800 runs on Nokia/Symbian’s S60 fifth edition operating system.
The handset is a GSM/EDGE/HSDPA 3G device along with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (with stereo audio) and USB 2.0 connectivity. It also has A-GPS and Nokia Maps for voice-guided navigation.
Nokia 5800 has a pair of stereo speakers and a 3.2 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual-LED flash. The battery life is reportedly as much as nine hours (GSM) or five hours (HSDPA), 35 hours for music playback or three hours of video. Standby time is up to 17 days.
Nokia 5800 supports both finger and stylus touch so users can use a stylus for text input or navigation if they like rather than the tip of their finger only.
Nokia has just launched S60 5th Edition with an SDK and the first device based on the new platform, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. You can start development on S60 5th Edition today. Here, You can find direct link to audiocast: http://www.nokia.com/A41196476 .
From Dale Rankine
Thursday, 02 October 2008
Today Dale Rankine‘s Moket released SWF2NFL to the Flash Lite community, giving content creators the ability to easily package their Flash Lite content in the NFL file format – files that can be distributed to Nokia’s S40 5th Edition devices.
SWF2NFL is an Adobe AIR application that takes individual content assets, an application icon and associated application name and version number, and compiles the required files together into the NFL file format, ready for distribution to devices.
The NFL (Nokia Flash Lite) file format was announced by Nokia in September, as a mechanism for Flash Lite content to appear on S40 devices as installed applications, including icons in the Gallery menu, and improve the user experience for launching standalone Flash Lute applications on these devices.
S40 represents an enormous segment of Nokia’s overall market, catering to mid-level business users and the younger consumer markets. Reaching this market with Flash Lite applications, on top of the existing support for wallpapers and screensavers, creates new opportunities for developers.
Moket is already in the process for delivering game catalogues to operators in various parts of the world, using the NFL file format. Through releasing the tool freely to the Flash Lite community, it’s hoped that Moket will increase it’s engagement with the developer community through the Moket Content Network service, and bring more NFL-ready content to market.
You can download the user manual for SWF2NFL here ( PDF) for information on how to use the tool.
For more information and to download the tool, visit www.moket.com/swf2nfl
Now Adobe has released Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 which delivers tightly integrated software and services that measurably improve productivity and enable you to produce richly expressive work in print, web, interactive, video, audio, and mobile. You can be first one to get notified when New Creative Suite 4 is available. Well, those who have missed watching Adobe CS4 Launch Broadcast, you can watch recording here.
According to Bill, Shantanu (Adobe, CEO) reported 800 million at his CTIA keynote(Youtubed now) in San Francisco this week (Sept 2008).
Yes, that’s more than 800,000,000, or more than 1/2 billion devices that have shipped to date. I imagine, look for a press release (perhaps) soon.
Earlier this year, Adobe had stated they were estimated to make 1 billion devices by 2009.
Many congratulations to the Adobe Mobile and Devices team!