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Updated Flash roadmap

Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash 11, HTML5, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems February 7th, 2013

Adobe recently updated the Flash player roadmap document. No major changes, but there are a few things worth noting. (It also reads like a subtle hint that Flash will not be innovated as rapidly on desktop. Don’t know if this is just a change in course or there’s something else to it :) Here goes. ......continue reading

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 11, AIR 3, AIR for TV etc

Android, Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Flash 11, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, Rich Internet Applications October 17th, 2011

Well, I have been lazy when it comes to writing a blog of late, but here I am. Lot of things have happened since my last post and the world of multimedia continues to get as interesting as it could. Flash has been upgraded to Flash 11 and AIR 3 is now available. The greatest improvement in Flash 11, Stage 3D (previously known as Molehill), promises to revolutionize the gaming industry with stunning 3D capabilities. ......continue reading

Flash 10 on i.MX51 reference platform certified

Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, OS- Embedded linux, Processors- ARM July 12th, 2011

We’ve been working closely with Freescale for a while now on certification of Flash 10.1. I am glad to inform that Flash 10.1 has been certified on MX51 platform. The certification is complete for both Android as well as Linux. Freescale’s i.MX 51 platform features a 800 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor featuring Neon instruction set. The platform also offers a Hardware accelerator support for H.264 alongwith hardware alpha blending and color space conversation support. The port is available to customers via Freescale immediately. ......continue reading

Some more news from CES

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Google, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology January 11th, 2011

Here are some tidbits from CES: ......continue reading

Flash 10.1 now ready

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices- iPhone, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 4, Flash Lite ports, H.264, mpeg and other media codecs, Semiconductors, Video Technology June 14th, 2010

I am sure several of you saw a notice pop-up on your PC in the morning about the latest Flash update from Adobe ….. Yes, that’s right- Flash player 10.1 is now officially available. Adobe Flash player team’s blog lists all the enhancements in fairly detail. A look at comments also gives you a glimpse into joy and grievances of public. The thing about Flash is that it is so powerful that no matter how many enhancements you make to it, there will always be something else to do. Adobe’s team does deserve a big round of applause for releasing FP10.1 on schedule. ......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

Projection keyboard application using Flash Lite

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices-PC, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports January 6th, 2010

Lightblueoptics, a start-up company that makes a interactive display that converts any surface into touch screen is using Flash Lite for UI. Take a look at press releases from Elecronics Weekly and Geeksmack. They show pictures of of keyboard being projected onto any surface. The display works as any other keyboard and responds to touch as needed. The keyboard is projected using Flash Lite, an IR sensor senses the movement of your finger and the projection technology is based on holograph. The gadget is being demonstrated at CES. ......continue reading

Youtube debuts url shortner youtu.be

Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Rich Internet Applications, Video Technology December 23rd, 2009

Via youtube blog- Youtube has debuted a url shortner for videos. If you used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdeioVndUhs in the past, you can now replace that by http://youtu.be/FdeioVndUhs. As the link contains the ID of the video, developers can do interesting things such as bring up thumbnails, embed the video directly, or track video usage in real-time. Comments on the blog post range from “Cool” to “what? if you think that something like http://youtu.be/VRqVkuH7BRQ is a short url, than you don’t know what a short url is.” You be the judge and decide if this has any use in developing the applications. ......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 running on Marvell’s Kirkwood CPU available

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices-PC, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, Processors- ARM October 12th, 2009

Flash Lite 3 running on Marvell Inc. Kirkwood platform is now available. Marvell as you know, acquired XScale line of processors from Intel a while ago, and Kirkwood SoC has a 1.2 GHz XScale core.  (Xscale is basically ARM9 capable of ARM V5 instruction set.) Target market for Kirkwood is Set-top boxes, home gateway, home media servers, point of sale computers and plug-computers. ......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

Nokia laptop coming soon?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices-PC, Mobile phones, Processors- ARM March 10th, 2009

EE Times is reporting that Nokia is seeking partnership with Asian companies to build a new laptop.  Nokia allegedly is working on computers based on ARM’s processor architecture for netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs) and is considering 2011 launch. The device will use OS developed by Symbian. ......continue reading