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Adobe Announces Availability Of Flash Player 10.1 For Mobile & Devices To Its Platform Partners ……..!!

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.”

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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.

Flash Lite Game: Tetris

Via Alessandro & flashliteonline.com, a Flash Lite game: Tetris

Yahoo’s Design Stencil Kit: A Generic Mobile Design Assets for Wireframing and Paper Prototyping

Via Mariam, she came across an article that discusses designing websites for mobile devices.

It includes some talk about usability guidelines on mobile and offers code examples to explore.

Mobile Stencils Are Here To Stay

There is also a download to a Yahoo Mobile Stencil collection for wire framing and paper prototyping applications:

The stencil library consists of generic (mobile) user interface stencil assets, as well as specific templates for both iPhone and Nokia/BlackBerry.

It includes:

• Ad Units
• Calendars
• Carousels
• Charts and Tables
• UI Controls
• Form Elements
• Grids
• Menus and Buttons
• Mobile – General
• Mobile – iPhone
• Navigation and Pagination
• OS Elements
• Placeholder Text
• Screen Resolutions
• Tabs
• Windows and Containers

Consider adding the stencils your existing work flow, and leverage in paper prototyping during design phases.

You have to do prototype design, before development begins (more often, than not) … right? … I hope so!

Good ol’ pencil and paper are mightier than the fingers and keyboard?

Almost all mobile content devigners(developers+designers) sketches and story boarding of mobile content flow, in the very least before a project begins (depending on its scope, of course).

When developing for Flash Lite, user interface is not constrained as much in a lot of design directions you can take (compared to some other mobile development platforms). Thus, lotsa find sketching on paper is the best way to come up with, and play with new ideas on mobile app flow and layout.

Of course, a lot of the time, many pieces of UI work or “feel the same” across platforms and devices. These are often look alike. For instance the softkeys like bottom nav, top nav for battery and signal strength, etc on certain mobile applications.

Downloads are here:

Yahoo! Design Stencil Kit version 1.0
(pdf, svg, png, Visio, OmniGraffle)

Flash Mobile Demo Videos on Adobe.com

Via Bill, Adobesetup a new mobile demos page on the Adobe site which has 8 different video walk throughs of Flash mobile applications that have been created by various companies. They are:

Bacardi, Mightyverse, SpongeBob SquarePants, Finetune, Sony Pictures, Johnny Walker, and Nasdaq

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