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RIA Unleashed this week in Boston

Flash Lite ports November 8th, 2010

FOr those of you living in New England area, RIA Unleashed may be of interest to you. RIA Unleashed is the premier event for Adobe Flash, Flex, AIR, and ColdFusion developers in the New England area. This year the event has expanded to two days, November 11th and 12th. Day one is devoted to  hands-on training in areas such as Flex, Flash, AIR, AIR for Android, and ColdFusion. Day 2 is the conference day, featuring 4 tracks and over 20 sessions on Adobe technologies and development. ......continue reading

A list of flash enabled CE devices

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Devices- Set-top boxes, Devices- iPhone, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports January 11th, 2010

Adobe does a great job of maintaining a list of Flash enabled mobile/wireless devices, but there isn’t any such list for consumer devices. Originally I started keeping track of CE devices with Flash for my other blog flashliteonline.com where I was hoping to write about Flash Lite applications. But the CE market has been slow to evolve so there has been little to report on Flash Lite applications on such devices. With the addition of Flash Lite for Digital Home, I am hopeful that new devices will start emerging soon and I think this blog is a good place to maintain such list. The list is available on ‘Flash Enabled CE devices‘ page. If you know of any other devices that should be on the list, please comment or drop me a line at anand at joshimail dot net. I will update the list from time to time. ......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

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 making it to Automotive Electronics

Devices- Embedded, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, OS- Embedded linux, Operating Systems December 10th, 2009

QNX (owned by Harman International now) has a port of Flash Lite available alongwith the OS distribution. QNX is based on Unix and their Car platform comes with Flash Lite. The company provides users with a reference implementation to Flash Lite for selected platforms such as Freescale. To facilitate the adaption, QNX has put together a fairly large consortium consisting of hardware, software and OEMs. The company also has a portal where application developers can post their applications which would then be downloaded by car drivers. ......continue reading

Flash Lite running on Intel Canmore platform at IDF

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports September 28th, 2009

Here’s a video of Flash Lite 3.1 running on Intel CE3100 platform that was demoed at IDF (Intel Developer’s Forum). The demo showed an accelerated FL3.1 capable of playing 1080P HD h.264 content via a UI designed using Flash Lite. Let me know if you are interested in any additional information. ......continue reading

Blackberry browser to get Flash support?

Devices- Cellphones, Devices- Handheld, Flash 10, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, Operating Systems August 20th, 2009

I don’t know if this is just a rumor or if there is any truth to this. I came accross a report on Endgadget that talked about Blackberry adding ‘full’ flash support (I guess that means they’ll have Flash 10) to their browser.  The source they sight is ‘Boy Genius Report’ and I located the source here. It looks as though the actual devices touting Flash player will be available sometimes next year. ......continue reading

Actionscript extensions for Flash Lite for Digital Home

Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite for digital home, Flash Lite ports, Flash Player 7 SDK, Mobile applications, Video Technology August 11th, 2009

Some of you have must have seen the documents published by Adobe on devnet that talk about several details of the Flash Lite digital home platform. One of the powerful features of the Flash Lite for digital home is the ability to be able to extend Actionscript. You can create your own Actionscript commands, define them and implement corresponding logic in Flash Lite code. For example, you can have a command to change volume of TV, or channel or fetch updated data for an ad- etc. etc. This is a very powerful feature and is available for Flash Lite on digital home devices. ......continue reading

Silverlight UI for Windows Mobile and CE

Devices- Embedded, Devices- Handheld, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Operating Systems, Silverlight June 15th, 2009

Microsoft is working on a new engine that allows users to create a rich user interface and thus allows them to hide the underlying OS. Its codenamed as ‘Alchemy’. Alchemy is what will bringer richer UI scenarios such as smooth transitions, 3D animations, etc. that Silverlight enables. Alchemy also will allow developers to use Silverlight technologies on devices without requiring them to run in a browser- in other words it will provide users with a standalone Silverlight version. ......continue reading

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

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

Flash Lite to non-Flash Lite Mobile Phones

Devices- Cellphones, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Video Technology April 14th, 2009

I came accross this a while ago. KDB Technologies, based in Cambridge, UK, has developed a tool called as EBoda. The tool allows you to run Flash Lite content on any phone that has support for J2ME.  The description on their web site is brief, but says that “EBoda is a lightweight yet powerful JAVA application for running Adobe Flash applications without the need for Flash Lite. Unlike Flash Light, EBoda is designed to run on low to mid-range phones. ......continue reading

CNN Money’s review of Adobe’s Flash strategy for Smartphones

Desktop Flash Player, Devices- Cellphones, Devices- iPhone, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Mobile applications, Mobile phones, OS- Windows Mobile/CE, Wireless Carriers April 3rd, 2009

CNN Money published an article a while ago on how Adobe is lagging behind in mobile market and how it is becoming ‘irrelevent’ in mobile market. I’d like to argue is that the race has just begun and it remains to be seen who emerges winner. The reasons are as follows. ......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

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