I missed this yesterday. Nokia have released the Flash Lite Flash Lite Developer’s Library 1.1 . One of the important aspects of this launch is the inclusion of documentation for using the new Nokia S60 Platform Services.
The Platform Services enable flash application to access Device Capabilities and services that were previously only possible through third party solutions Such as Kuneri lite.
The S60 platform allows Flash Lite applications installed on S60 mobile devices to:
- Access and launch applications on a device using the AppManager Service API
- Access and manage calendar information using the Calendar Service API
- Access and manage information about contacts using the Contacts Service API
- Access and manage information about landmarks using the Landmarks Service API
- Access device logging events using the Logging Service API
- Access device location information and perform location-based calculations using the Location Service API
- Access information about media files stored on a device using the Media Management Service API
- Send, retrieve, and manage messages such as SMS and MMS using the Messaging Service API
- Access data from the physical sensors of a device using the Sensor Service API
- Access and modify system information on a device using the SystemInfo Service API
These new API’s are supported through FlashLite 3.x on Series 60 5th edition devices. Flash Lite applications use the S60 Platform Services through Service APIs. The Service APIs are supported through a Nokia-proprietary ActionScript 2.0 library. Before you can create Flash Lite applications that use platform services, you must install the library for use in your Flash Lite applications.
Here is a run down of updates from the Change History section of the Flash Lite Developers Library.
Change history Flash Lite Developer’s Library 1.1
- Added information on the S60 Platform Services, the corresponding ActionScript Service APIs, and the ActionScript Service object required to access the APIs.
- Added section “Flash Lite API reference”. This section describes the ActionScript APIs provided by the S60 platform for use with Flash Lite applications.
- Added section “Flash Lite authoring and optimization tips”. This section provides tips and guidelines for authoring Flash Lite applications and optimizing their performance.
- Added section “Flash Lite with S60 touch”. This section briefly introduces the touch UI and Flash Lite touch keypad of S60 5th Edition devices and provides instructions for disabling the touch keypad.
- Added section “Flash Lite example applications”. This section contains links to example Flash Lite applications that you can download to your computer and then to a mobile device or emulator.