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.
Forum Nokia has posted a Flash Lite 2.x Components for Mobile Development. Go download it !!
“This package provides components for Adobe Flash Professional 8 and Adobe Flash CS3. The package includes mobile components for status indicators (device battery charge and signal level) and a general list component. The components can be further customized with custom graphics and parameters”