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Now, Nokia HealthRadar Chasing Disease Down Thru Flashlite…….

Nokia  has designed an application in Flashlite for the tracking of disease using mobile devices here.


  1.  Important feature of the software’s ability is data collection. Rapid and precise collection of information, which is then sent instantly to a central server, speeds up what is currently a time-consuming paper-based activity.
  2. Actual aggregation of the data which helps to build a picture of what’s happening and where.
  3. Getting the information back to local practitioners, as it then enables them to take appropriate action. What marks HealthRadar out further is the ability to consume the data either on a mobile device or a PC, so the gathered data is useful to people in the field and those based in medical centres.

The software also features a Dashboard which enables users to quickly access key information including a daily update, a GeoHealth Map which highlights disease intensity alongside local health centres, the ability to compare current patterns against historic ones and statistical graphs.

Adobe Unveils First Full Flash Player For Mobile Devices And PCs

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.

Rest of the post here.

FlashLite Training By Adobe Systems Through MOMO Bangalore.

Adobe+momobDebashish 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
  • Demo
  • Q&A

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.  

Krishna Raj


Adobe Device Central CS4 Device Profile Update #5 Now Available Online….

image courtesy: www.flashdevices.net

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.

Now, Latest Flashlite Enabled Nokia devices Spreadsheet Data From Bill Perry From Nokia

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.


nafd2 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.

The New Avenues Opened By N97

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.

Is It End Of Flash Lite?

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?

New Components and Libraries Released By Forum Nokia

A whole new set of essential set of UI components have been released by Forum Nokia for Flash Lite developers. The set includes Button component, the List, the Scrollbar, Pop-up component, Media data component and Contacts component. The components can be used to develop applications to devices supporting Flash Lite 2.0 (and above). The developing environment requirements are Flash CS3 or CS4. Get them here.



Along with this, to encourage and help developers to build their own customized components, Forum Nokia has also come up with a Guide to build the new components.

Best of the news comes as Forum Nokia released Flash Lite Library v1.4  that has the following improvements compared to its previous version.

The second feature listed is boon to developers. They can access the device info and yet publish their content in FL 2.0 players. The only catch being that the device has to be FL 3.1 compatible.

My First Touch!

So, I got my Nokia 5800 last week and began exploring it. I must say that I haven’t tried much with it, yet I like it. There is a massive fusion of art and engineering involved in such a Smartphone’s creation and I feel they have got the mix and blend more than accurately.

There are lot of people complaining on its battery life. But I found a link suggesting how to improve the same. Like reduce the Screen brightness, reduce light -out time duration to something like 20 -30 secs. Disabling WLAN searching and bluetooth scanning and most important deactivate Dual Mode. The 5800 can scan for 3G networks and the regular GSM networks. If you want to reduce battery consumption, you need to deactivate this setting and select GSM. I got a solid 2 days of battery despite clicking around 30 -40 images, 10 mins of GPRS/EDGE, around half hour of calling and more than 100 SMS transactions.

One has to feel for the loaded games in them. They are just not occupying you. But I must say, video clarity is too good. The screen is big  -3.2″ long and once you plug in the headset, you are in a PERSONAL THEATRE. 🙂

Where I feel Nokia could have done better is the desktop customization. You have limited options. There is something missing in it. And of course, few more apps could have been pre-installed. There is no Internet Radio on this. There is FaceBook on it, mind you !

I need not comment on the Camera, a wonderful 3.2 MP Carl Zeiss lens with a bright Flash. Just outstanding. I must say, it is certainly worth its price and moreover, for Nokia its a bright step forward into the Touch Arena. It has certainly made huge sales in India, over 3 million devices sold and is steadily competing with the iPhone.

And most importantly, it appears in the latest Batman movie.

Mani Announced Wiki Contributor Of The Month of April At Nokia Forum Community

Forum Nokia honors one member every month for their outstanding contribution to our Nokia Forum’s Wiki. The contributor of April is Manikantan Krish and he was awarded new S60 device(In this case, Nokia 5800). The honor is given to people that have contributed outstanding work for the month in number of articles and quality of the articles to the Nokia Forum Community.  Good luck to him for his future endeavor.


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