Thats right, its all very last minute but I will be presenting a session at the upcoming Over the Air event in London this week.
My session is scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Flash Video Nokia Masterclass – Dave Williamson (Adobe)Learn how to create live video applications with the most popular online video format on Nokia devices.
Over the Air is all sold out now, but you can find all the information about the event over at the Over the Air Blog
I look forward to catching up with you if you are there.
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.
Read the Full Press Release here
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.
Last week it looks like the German webmasters of Nokia’s website managed to post the specifications for their latest update in the N series line of phones, the N96. This week I had the chance to lay my hands on the 8gig edition of the N95 and was impressed enough that it was going to be my new device. I think I may wait a little now 😀 .
The specs say the N96 will ship with FlashLite 3 built into the browser.
Unlike the 8 gig N95 you also get your microSD memory card expansion back and 16 Gig of internal memory and DVB-H video support as well!
The full specs of the leaked device and even a photo can be found over on the NokiaBlog
Along with the news of updates for CS3 and Device Central to support FlashLite 3 Authoring from within the CS 3 suite of products. The FlashLite product website has a side by side comparison of various Flash player specifications that are currently being used in Mobiles and other devices.
see the Flash Version Comparison Chart
Some Points of interest for me were the following:
- The FlashLite 3 player is actually smaller than the FlashLite 2.1 player
- The minimum memory requirements for the FlashLite 3 player is un-altered
- The recommended memory is un-altered for for the FlashLite 3 Player
- There is no improvement in the worst case memory usage of FlashLite 3 content over FlashLite 2.1
- Added support for meta data in FlashLite 3 Content
Also I see that the FlashLite 3 player has “External API for browser scripting”, assuming there is a mechanism to update the players within device web browsers this may well offer a clean interface for the detection of screen orientation I have been experimenting with lately.
Another interesting point FlashLite 2.1 and FlashLite 3 seem to both offer support for “Complex languages (Thai, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.)”. Yet this is still not supported by the desktop player? Yet.
Following the press release announcing FlashLite 3 I proceeded to do some more digging. Wondering how I can start producing this new fangled FlashLite 3 Content, I followed some links through from the new Nokia Mobile Developers Site mentioned in the previous post and found new downloads for updates to Flash CS3 and Device Central at the Adobe Developer Connection Web Site
FlashLite 3.0 Update for Device Central
Flash Lite 3.0 Update for Flash CS3
Interestingly the download for Flash CS3 is rather cryptically called “RobRoy_9_0_0_d156_patch.dmg“? or “RobRoy_9_0_0_d156_patch.exe” for windows?
Adobe have posted a press release today, it seems that they announced the release of FlashLite 3 at Max in Chicago. Included in the release is the well know news from a previous press release that the new Mobile FlashLite player will support the Flash Streaming Video Format .FLV.
Also mentioned in the release is the news the new “community for creative professional” from Nokia. This looks like it could offer a great resource for developers looking to deploy to mobile handsets, and devices.
The Full Press Release can be Found on the Adobe press release site.
Adobe Announces FlashLite 3
The full press release from Nokia covering their support for FlashLite 3 can be found on the Nokia Press Release Site:
Nokia Announce Support for FlashLite 3