Unlike a PC, an embedded device is often limited by CPU speed, RAM, memory and is optimized for the particular application. When it comes to running Flash player on such device, often the expectations are that Flash should run ‘as good as’ desktop player, if not better. ......continue reading
Welcome to Embeddedflash.com. Its 2014 and the landscape in multimedia world has changed quite a bit HTML5 standard is complete and Flash is no longer existent on mobile. I've also taken a short break from blog but I hope to restart it in the near future. I am no longer functioning as Adobe's Scaling Partner and looking for new opportunities. If you are looking for a technically savvy, energetic business development, marketing or sales person, please email me.
For those of you who are planning on using Flash to an embedded device, please keep in mind that Flash requires multitudes of support from OS. The device configuration (in terms of peripherals, RAM, display, input devices etc). can impact the Flash significantly. In general, just because Flash runs on a device running say Linux, doesn’t mean that it’ll run on any device running Linux. Depending on how different the configuration is, it may require complete rework or minor change. ......continue reading
OK- I’ve been wanting to start a blog for some time, but as you know, ‘inertia’ is the word when it comes to starting something new. As stated by the laws of physics, it always takes more effort to start something new, rather than keeping something running. Now that I have typed this far, hopefully I’ll keep writing more. In my blogs, I intend to focus on Adobe Flash, audio/video and multimedia devices, mobile technologies, markets, consumer devices etc. etc.. The company I work for, California Software Labs is Flash player distributor, and I have worked with Flash player 7, Flash Lite 2, 2.1 and now Flash Lite 3. We have ported Flash to various devices running all kinds of OSes- Linux (RedHat, Fedora, uC…..), Windows CE 4.250/6.0, Windows Mobile 5/6, Nucleus, ThreadX, etc. etc. The underlying CPU has been ARM (most popular) followed by X86, followed my MIPS and others. Each system had unique configuration, and really had very wide range of application- set top box, digital signage, handheld pda, cell phone, remote control, kiosk, low end laptops, mp3 players……. etc. etc. The array of applications where Flash is being used is vast, and having worked with several of them, I have developed my own set of secret weapons which I hope to share with you. If you have any questions, or need more information about Flash in the mobile and embedded world, please use the links on the blog page to contact me. ......continue reading