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.

Wall Street Journal reviews Adobe’s Flash Lite strategy

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile phones, Operating Systems June 4th, 2009

WSJ has a nice article article on Adobes strategy for smartphones and why Flash is not on iphone or Blackberry just yet. Check it out here. ......continue reading

Adobe AIR surpasses 100 million installations

Desktop Flash Player, Devices-PC, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Player 7 SDK, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Video Technology February 11th, 2009

At Adobe MAX in Japan, Adobe anounced that till date there have been more than 100 million installations of AIR. More impressive than that is the fact that Flash 10 is already on 55 percent of worldwide PCs, and is expected to go to 80% in Q2/09. Some other interesting points are: ......continue reading

iPhone and Flash: Some more analysis

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems February 10th, 2009

Well- Adobe finally has admitted that onus is on them to create a version of Flash that runs on iPhone. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Shantanu Narayan, CEO of Adobe said that the getting Flash to work successfully on iPhone is a hard technical challenge and they need to continue to put efforts to make it work. ......continue reading

Silverlight revisited

Desktop Flash Player, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Silverlight, Video Technology February 4th, 2009

I have been reading about Silverlight being adopted on more and more web sites so I thought I’d do some research and see where things stand. Here are some of my observations: ......continue reading

Sigma Design chips to support Flash Lite

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Semiconductors January 13th, 2009

At CES, Sigma Design announced support for Flash Lite on Sigma Design chipset. Sigma chipsets are popular in set-top-box market and are also used in IPTV and DTVs. So with this, Flash Lite is officially supported on Broadcom, intel and Sigma Design. Intel is the upcoming player, but Broadcom and Sigma are dominant in the existing digital home market. ......continue reading

Intel and Adobe offer chicken in every pot (err… Flash on every HDTV)

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports January 5th, 2009

Adobe and Intel’s press release today says that they are working on a Flash port for Intel’s latest Camore platform. The CE3100 platform is a X86 based SoC targetted towards consumer market. More specifically the chip targets Set-top box, digital TV, blue ray DVD and retail connected A/V devices. The chip offers high definition decoder to facilitate decoding. With this port, the OEMs will be able to purchase Flash Lite 3 running on Intel platform. ......continue reading

Adobe announces OTA Flash Lite player

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems November 24th, 2008

At last week’s MAX conference, Adobe announced that Flash Lite OTA package is now available to developers. What this means is that Flash Lite can now be included in the release package. Developers no longer need to worry if the device already has Flash installed on a particular device or not. The package is available for Symbian and Windows Mobile OS, and a complete list of devices is available on Adobe web site. ......continue reading

Internet Explorer Mobile 6 for Windows Mobile supports Flash Lite

Browsers, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Media players, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Video Technology November 13th, 2008

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer mobile 6 will be available soon. So Microsoft is defitely gettign ready to compete with Opera. Opera launched a new version of Opera that has improved support for YouTube and allows for sharing of bookmarks between cellphones and PCs. From the post: ......continue reading

JavaFX: new competition to Flash?

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Enabled Devices, Media players, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Silverlight November 11th, 2008

Sun has recenlty announced a new technology called JavaFX. JavaFX will have a scripting language similar to Actionscript, and will operate in a similar manner to Javascript. JavaFX will also have a timline engine similar to the one offered by Flash. JavaFX applications will run within or outside of the browser. The application can run with or without the internet connections. ......continue reading

Update: “Intel to Apple-use our processor so you can run Flash!”

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, Processors- ARM October 28th, 2008

OK- since Intel blamed Apple for choosing ARM (and not having Flash), it has sort of issued an apology saying that the comments were inappropriate.  One of the main reasons why Atom is not in iPhone is clearly because of its power consumption. If one was to put Atom in iPhone, the battery may just drain in few minutes as compared to a few hours today. Atom may be much better suited to run Flash, but an iPhone that needs charging every few hours isn’t going to do any good to Apple or us! ......continue reading

Silverlight 2.0 is released

Desktop Flash Player, Operating Systems, Silverlight, Video Technology October 14th, 2008

Information Week is reporting that Microsoft has released Silverlight 2.0.  This version is a big step ahead of the earlier version which mostly supported video. Some of the things to note: ......continue reading

Open Source Flash (osflash.org) revisited

Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite 3 September 30th, 2008

If you haven’t been to osflash.org in recent days, then you should. I just went there after a long time, and noticed that the number of projects has substantially increased. Noticable is the increase in command line tools, and compilers as well as Actionscript based utilities. Granted, some of these look like simple C programs put together by college graduates, they definitely offer some value in however niche the development may be. ......continue reading

Kevin Lynch in eWeek on OpenScreen, Flash Lite

Browsers, Desktop Flash Player, Flash Lite 3, Flash Player 7 SDK, On2 and Sorenson/FLV, Operating Systems September 29th, 2008

eWeek recently published Kevin Lynch’s interview(for those of you who don’t know, Kevin Lynch is Adobe’s CTO). The article talks about wide range of topics, including CS4, open Screen and Flash . Here is some interesting stuff: ......continue reading

More on TMobile phones and Flash Lite support

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite ports, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE August 18th, 2008

Hayden recently blogged about TMobile listing Flash Lite as a supported technology. I also notice that there are remarks from Adobe on the article saying that they are working with all the leading mobile operators for Flash Lite support and will keep developers posted. ......continue reading

Apple files a patent to bring Flash and Windows media to iPhone?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3 July 30th, 2008

Top iPhone news has released a complete description of the iPhone patent: “Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics”. The patent taks about supporting Quicktime, windows mobile and Flash content on iPhone. ......continue reading