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HTML5 today = Flash in 2002

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash 11, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, HTML5, Rich Internet Applications, Semiconductors October 23rd, 2012

I came across this article via my network on linked-in and couldn’t agree more. There was a panel at Cable-Tec expo at Orlando and these remarks were made by Albert Lai, Innovation architect at Brightcove. Everybody is tremendously excited about HTML5 today but there’s tremendous amount of fragmentation today with respect to browsers, platforms features and what not. I often spend lot of time educating customers about these shortcomings and we plan on writing a white paper in the near future. ......continue reading

Flash on Linux desktop

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Flash 10, Flash 11, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, HTML5, Rich Internet Applications March 1st, 2012

Adobe has started making announcements about future of Flash and as expected there are lots of twists and turns and caveats. For example, on Linux, it has been announced that Flash will migrate to Googles PPAPI ‘Pepper’ APIs and will be bundled with Chrome. This means that future versions of Flash will no longer be available for Firefox and other browsers that support Netscape plug-in APIs. This is expected to happen post Flash 11.2. ......continue reading

Quake II in HTML5

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Flash 10, HTML5, Media players, Rich Internet Applications April 5th, 2010

Did you know that Google engineers get to spend 20% of their time working on their ‘pet-projects‘? Pretty cool. One of such ‘pet-project’ done by Google engineers was creation of Quake II using HTML5 only. The game runs in browser and no plug-in is needed. The blog also shows a yotube video of the post, and claims that it can run at upto 60 fps. On the first glance, the news sounds really exciting and one would think that html5 is ready to take on Flash. Granted this game doesn’t use some of the advanced features available in Flash 10, but still makes on wander if they should reconsider using Flash… Not so fast…. wait till you get to ‘build instructions‘. ......continue reading

Moonlight 2.0 released by Novell

Browsers, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Mobile phones, Rich Internet Applications, Silverlight, Video Technology December 18th, 2009

Moonlight, an open source version of Silverlight is launched by Novell. Moonlight 2.0 is compatible with Silverlight 2.0 and includes some features of Silverlight 3, such as support for Bitmap APIs, file dialogs, pluggable media pipeline.  Moonlight 2.0 also offers better streaming of multimedia content based on the quality of the user’s connections. Moonlight development now closely following Microsoft Silverlight release. Moonlight 3.0 alpha will be available in Q1/2010. ......continue reading

Flash Lite 3 available as browser plug-in with WinMo6.5

Android, Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems October 14th, 2009

Last week Microsoft announced release of Windows Mobile 6.5 that included Flash Lite 3 plug-in for Internet Explorer. At the same time, several new WinMo based phones were announced such as HTC Tilt2, Imagio and Pure.  With the addition of Flash, users can now view several web sites that are Flash enabled. (Of course the CPU/RAM limitation still comes in the picture, but all these are high end phones and hopefully will have a powerful CPU and should come with some sort of video acceleration. ......continue reading

Blackberry, Webkit based WinCE browser and alternate to IE

Browsers, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE September 21st, 2009

When RIM acquired Torch Mobile, it got access to Torch Mobiles IRIS browser technology that ran on Win CE. While it is left to our imagination what Blackberry plans on doing with IRIS, speculation is that they’ll use the technolog to develop their own Webkit based browser for Blackberry. I don’t know how Blackberry OS compares to Linux or WinCE, and how much effort is required to port Webkit engine to Blackberry but RIM certainly had eyes on Webkit browser (and possible Flash port that Torch Mobile offered). ......continue reading

OpenLaszlo: “Run anywhere, no lock-in, rich internet platform”

Browsers, Flash Lite ports, Rich Internet Applications September 7th, 2009

I came accross OpenLaszlo, an open source platform for building rich internet applications. Open Laszlo is free and is offered under CPL licenses. OpenLaszlo uses LZX language and also offers server fory proxying and transcoding. earlier version of OpenLaszlo apparently output only Flash files but newer version outputs DHTML and Flash. They have pretty good basic tutorial on web site that walks you though a simple ‘ hello world’ program to all the features such as buttons, windows, images, audio, video etc. Some of the features such as shopping card, drag and drop were pretty impressive. ......continue reading

Selling custom wallpapers

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Mobile applications, Mobile phones August 21st, 2009

Flash Lite has been popular among mobile users for wallpaper applications. Wallpapers are good for generating an ‘impression’ on the user. I don’t think anybody has figured out a way to monetize it successfully yet, but this one company I came accross who creates Custom Twitter Backgrounds may have something. These guys are trying to create a custom wallpaper for twitter that can be your business logo, message- whatever. What if everything was wallpapered? Twitter, Facebook, myspace- and if you were to use that on your every personal device such as cellphones, PC, laptop? Twitter is already being used by several businesses to market their product successfully. Add a wallpapered logo to that and make it portable accross devices, you now have a branding strategy in place! ......continue reading

HD Video content sites

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Video Technology July 14th, 2009

Very recently HD video sites have started popping all over and this seems to be a trend. Quite a few of them are using Flash as their front end. For example, I came accross a HD video site GreenvileHD.com. The site is specifically designed for Greenville SC area and has a collection of videos on different topics. I happen to click on ‘arts and entertainment’ and sure enough there was a video from local instructor on Salsa which was fun to watch. I was watching it on broadband and the video played just fine. The site has got quite a broad range of topics from jobs to entertainment to shopping to technology. ......continue reading

Rogue from Gotgame- a browser for gamers

Browsers, Devices-PC, Operating Systems July 10th, 2009

A new browser called Rogue is being marketed by company called Gotgame. The browser allows gamers to have a transparent browser windows on top of the game while they are playing and waiting on something. The demo here shows you can invoke multiple windows from the game. The browser is available on PC. Check out FAQ here. ......continue reading

Microsoft Zune to get multi touchscreen, web browser and HD radio (RF module is next?)

Browsers, Flash Lite ports, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology June 2nd, 2009

Microsoft’s new device called Zune HD will have multi touchscreen and a web browser.The device will also have HD receiver.If the device is based on Windows Mobile, even Flash Lite may be there. ......continue reading

LG Versa supports Flash Lite

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, Mobile phones May 27th, 2009

I came across this review of new LG  smart-phone - Versa. The phone apparently  has a detachable keyboard  so you can make it thinner if you don’t need keyboard. The phone also has full  html browser with  support for Flash lite. The phone is being offered  by Verizon. ......continue reading

Iris Browser - Competition for IE on WinCE/Win Mobile

Browsers, Devices- Embedded, OS- Windows Mobile/CE May 11th, 2009

Company called Torch Mobile based in Canada is offering a Iria browser for Windows Mobile and CE platform. The browser is based on Webkit technology and the company management describes themselves as ‘acknowledged experts in Webkit community’. The browser does sport a list of impressive feature on their product page. ......continue reading

Treo Pro support Flash Lite

Browsers, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE March 25th, 2009

I came accross this article on Softpedia that talks about Treo Pro being offered by Sprint. The smartphone will use Windows Mobile and therefore will support Flash Lite. The article is old (Jan 25) so I went to Sprint web site to chek it out. It is available from Sprint now, but there is no mention of availability of Flash lite. So I did some research, and sure enough, I found this video on youtube that shows Flash Lite running on Treo pro. Very Kool. You can play youtube video in Flash, make it full screen and also view Flash based web pages. Check out the youtube video here. ......continue reading

Windows Mobile Flash and PC like browsing analyzed

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems March 3rd, 2009

According to Microsoft’s Senior Vice President for Mobile Communication group, Flash Lite is an integral part of Windows Mobile future strategy. In a recent interview with Tech Flash, he emphasized that Flash helps make the browsing experience more PC like and therefore will be a key differentiator for Windows Mobile moving forward. ......continue reading