Rien Verbrugghe has done a great job of cataloging a huge number of Flash Lite development, testing and packaging tips from a number of conference sessions and also the various Flash Lite development blogs. If you want a handy quick reference of Flash Lite development tricks and common gotchas this is worth book marking or printing out.
With Adobe Max San Francisco now only 2 weeks away its important to make sure you have organized your schedule, if you haven’t already. This year Adobe hosting 2 events which aim to bring developers together with some of the industry leaders in the mobile market place. So if you are a developer interested in mobile or you already have content or existing applications that you think might work as a mobile application or service, Adobe Max should offer some great opportunities to get information from the experts.
November 16, 2008 at the Marriott from 1pm-6pm
Join Adobe and our partners — Nokia, Qualcomm®, Verizon, Sony Ericsson, GetJar, Thumbplay®, and Zed — to learn about new opportunities for mobile developers this year. Get a sneak peak at what you will see and hear at MAX before anyone else does! Hear from Adobe partners and key industry players as they present the newest mobile solutions, technologies, and distribution opportunities for mobile developers. To learn more and RSVP for this event go to: http://www.eventsadobe.com/mobilesummitmax08/invite.html
Mobile Fast Pitch Networking Party
November 19, 2008 at the Thirsty Bear from 6:16pm-9:30pm
Adobe is hosting a special Mobile Networking Party to allow developers to showcase their mobile applications using our Adobe® Flash® mobile technologies. If you already have a web-based application and are thinking of going mobile, you can also present your idea and get feedback from our industry leaders. Join us to support fellow developers or to present your ideas. For more RSVP and presentation information for this event go to: http://www.eventsadobe.com/mobilenetworkingparty/invite.html
In addition to these 2 events there are also a number of great sessions on at the conference tailored to Mobile:
- Open Screen Project: Delivering Rich Internet Experiences Across Devices
- Creating Mobile Applications: A Real-World Example
- Mobile Workflows with Creative Suite® 4 and Adobe Device Central CS4
- Flash Lite 3: Learn How to Package and Distribute Mobile Content
- Spotlight on Finetune and Teknision™: Building a Multiscreen Application
- Create Unique Browsing Experiences on Nokia Phones
- How to Build a Mobile Business
- Developing the Ultimate Flash Cast™ Channels
- Project Capuchin – Bridging Adobe Flash Lite and Java ME™
Remember the most popular MAX sessions fill very early, so be sure to register today to secure seats in your preferred sessions. You’ll be surprised by what real live Adobe Flash Lite applications exist today.
A quick reminder to any developers focusing on Mobile Development. If you were planning to attend the UK MaD Meeting tomorrow remember to register for the event by sending an email to UGadmin@flashmobilegroup-uk.org with the subject “I want to attend the UKMaD Meeting oct 2008″ include your name, contact email & contact number . If you dont you will not be entered into the software prize draw to win Adobe CS4.
Full details of the event have already been posted bt Mark Doherty at flashmobileblog.com.
Headline Numbers for this update:
261 profiles included
57 new devices
updates to 204 existing profiles
In total that makes 525 device profiles for you to create content with
Keeping with the algebraic/code functions as titles from my Last post I thought I would put some thoughts down regarding the news from Adobe earlier this week of their Open Screen Project (OSP). Anyone working in the Web/Internet industry at the moment will be well aware of the Rich Internet/Interactive Application (RIA) moniker. What Adobe is committing to is much larger though this is about true cross platform convergence. Its about Rich Anywhere Applications (RAA) or Rich Everywhere Applications (REA) if you will. You see what I did there 😉 .
Interestingly this is a concept I began to scratched the surface of with my presentation at Flash On the Beach Last Year, and over the last few months has been a subject I have continued to keep close to hand both in my day job and my personal development projects. At the moment the Flash Player Fragmentation offers a considerable challenge to any developer wanting to design and or develop for multiple devices and multiple screens.
Articles like the one posted over at ADC on adaptive screen layouts offer a great foot up. But before we get to visual display we need to know what player version we are targeting. And to do that, we have to hit the time machine button and roll back all the way to Flash 4…..
This just popped into my news reader from ZDNet.
Well, you really believe that Flash is synonymous with the internet and frankly, anybody who wants to browse the web and experience the web’s glory really needs Flash support. We were very excited about the announcement from Windows Mobile, adoption of Flash on their devices and the fact that we’ve shipped 0.5 billion devices now, non-PC devices. So we are also committed to bringing the Flash experience to the iPhone and we will work with Apple. We’ve evaluated the SDK, we can now start to develop the Flash player ourselves and we think it benefits our joint customers. So we want to work with Apple to bring that capability to the device.
If the mountain wont move to you..
More exciting news on the future of FlashLite 3 proliferation. Bill Perry has a great explanation of how the news that Microsoft has licensed Flash Lite 3 and Reader LE for future Windows Mobile based devices will affect FlashLite 3 content developers.
[[** UPDATE **]]
Currently the Lightroom 1.4 update has been recalled after bugs were discovered all links to the Lightroom 1.4 update are redirected to the older 1.31 update for now. As per the comments from Adobe, you should avoid installing the Lightroom 1.4 update until a newer 1.41 update is availible that fixes these bugs Thanks for bringing this to my attention in the comments.
[[** UPDATE **]]
The Lightroom team have posted an announcement that Lightroom and Camera Raw have both been updated. According to the post the update wont filter through the Adobe Update system until next week, so if you want to get the update early you can find them on the adobe site and download them manually.
The full post detailing the changes in the updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw are here
Recently I have been heavily involved in an on going FlashLite 1.1 based project. Some thing I know my development peers have been extremely jealous of as they bang their heads against the hellish development processes of Flex, Air, ActionScript 3 and Flash 9, not!
One of the most enjoyable features of FlashLite 1.1 is its (lack of) ability to measure the height, width or any metric of text once it is displayed on the screen of your shiny new Nokia N95. This makes efficient text scrolling a particular joy to produce. To this end I have produced a simple example of a fairly flexible scrolling text component for FlashLite 1.1.
Below is a comprehensive (hopefully) tutorial describing how to create such a component.
I have still getting people sending me the IMEI numbers asking me to send them the Adobe FlashLite 3 player. For those that missed the announcement FlashLite 3 is freely availible as a Developer Edition on Symbian based mobile devices. The release notes on the Adobe Labs site explain that the player has only been tested on the Nokia N95.
So why you waiting? download FlashLite 3 for N95 Already 😀
I hope that clears up the confusion.
Sean McSharry contacted me last night to let me know about this event that he has organised with Adobe. I am only to pleased to pass the information on to the rest of you :D.
The Adobe sponsored London Poker Tournament is now open for registration(www.pokercoder.com). The event is completely FREE and will take place on the 1st November at 7pm at the Grosvenor Victoria casino in Warren Street.
Adobe are providing the food, drink and prizes. This event is open only to those who use Adobe products professionally and places are strictly limited, so register asap.
Don’t worry if you’ve never played before as the casino are laying on training for 20-30 minutes from the dealers at your table. Don’t worry, there will be lots of beginners.
For those of you who already play and want to improve your game, Andy Hood will be running a some slightly more advanced training during the same training time and you can ask him for advise and tips.
- The event is free but you must be a professional user of Adobe software
- Adobe are providing the drink, food and prizes
- There will be training for all the beginners attending (donâ€™t worry, you wonâ€™t be alone)
- Places are strictly limited so register asap
- 7pm – the event starts promptly with introductions and explanations and an opportunity to ask any questions
- 7:30pm – You will take your seats and get 20-30 minutes training with either the dealers or from Andy Hood, depending on your experience
- 8pm – let the game commence and may the best man/woman win.
If you have any further questions, contact the organiser at.
sean at flashcoder dot net .