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Accelerate your imagination: Adobe RIA Developer Summit, Bangalore

Adobe RIA Developer Summit, Bangalore

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. With the advent of web 2.0, Adobe’s RIA platform – powered by the ubiquitous Flash Player & Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) has become the technology of choice for delivering compelling user experiences across browsers, desktops and devices. From financial services to media & entertainment, leaders of the industry rely upon Adobe Flex to deliver next generation experiences, be it a consumer internet application or an enterprise application.

Adobe brings to you – RIA Developer Summit which is focused on developers. Adobe RIA Developer Summit offers a unique opportunity to designers and developers to gain insights into the design and development of RIAs.

Date:10-11 Sepetember, 2008
City: Bangalore
For Registration enquiries, contact:
Phone: +91 80 25219656
Fax: +91 80 25213656

Register here

Read Raghu post if you like to go for early discounts 🙂


Adobe helps search engines to handle Flash


An interesting news and often asked questions by many developers that “if they use Adobe’s Flash technology, is Search engines will be able to find text embedded in Flash files(SWF)” But Now YES!

According to Adobe it says “Adobe is providing optimized Adobe Flash Player technology to Google and Yahoo! to enhance search engine indexing of the Flash file format (SWF) and uncover information that is currently undiscoverable by search engines.”

Google has been quickest off the mark, and the Official Google Blog boasts:
Google has been developing a new algorithm for indexing textual content in Flash files of all kinds, from Flash menus, buttons and banners, to self-contained Flash websites. Recently, we’ve improved the performance of this Flash indexing algorithm by integrating Adobe’s Flash Player technology.

Yahoo appears to be a bit slower off the mark as no official press release but as from Adobe “Yahoo! also expects to deliver improved Web search capabilities for SWF applications in a future update to Yahoo! Search. “Yahoo! is committed to supporting webmaster needs with plans to support searchable SWF and is working with Adobe to determine the best possible implementation,” said Sean Suchter, vice president Yahoo! Search Technology Engineering.

It’s very important while designing and developing your content using Flash for web as well as Mobile to optimize it properly for search engines discoverable.

Read here

SWF searchability FAQ


Adobe Flash Player 10 Beta Delivers New Creative Features to Transform Rich Internet Experiences

Adobe Flash Player 10, code-named “Astro”

Adobe just releases Adobe Flash Player 10, code-named “Astro,” and introduces new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences. These new capabilities also empower the community to extend Flash Player and to take creativity and interactivity to a new level.Delivers New Creative Features to Transform Rich Internet Experiences. quite cool news 🙂

Key new features are:

  • 3D Effects
  • Custom Filters and Effects
  • Advanced Text Layout
  • Enhanced Drawing API
  • Visual Performance Improvements

View live demo here
Read complete details and download Flash Player 10 via adobe lab
Read press release here

Great new experiences coming around 😀


Abobe Announces Open Screen Project 2008: Open Technology to Help Expand Flash Player Reach

Adobe Open Screen Project 2008

Today Adobe announced the Open Screen Project 2008, A great news and step ahead for flash player reachability ensuring a consistent rich Internet experience across a broad range of digital screens and form factors including mobile phones, consumer electronics, televisions and personal computers “anything to anywhere, experience matters”

The Open Screen Project is supported by technology leaders, including Adobe, ARM, Chunghwa Telecom, Cisco, Intel, LG Electronics Inc., Marvell, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Verizon Wireless, and leading content providers, including BBC, MTV Networks, and NBC Universal, who want to deliver rich Web and video experiences, live and on-demand across a variety of devices.

The Open Screen Project is working to enable a consistent runtime environment – taking advantage of Adobe® Flash® Player and, in the future, Adobe AIR™ — that will remove barriers for developers and designers as they publish content and applications across desktops and consumer devices, including phones, mobile internet devices (MIDs), and set top boxes. The Open Screen Project will address potential technology fragmentation by allowing the runtime technology to be updated seamlessly over the air on mobile devices. The consistent runtime environment will provide optimal performance across a variety of operating systems and devices, and ultimately provide the best experience to consumers.

Specifically, this work will include:

  • Removing restrictions on use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications
  • Publishing the device porting layer APIs for Adobe Flash Player
  • Publishing the Adobe Flash® Cast™ protocol and the AMF protocol for robust data services
  • Removing licensing fees – making next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free

Have a look to this short video from Adobe CTO, Kevin Lynch that clearly explains what this initiative means for the Flash ecosystem.

Read here for further more What it means for Developer and Businesses.


Adobe Flash Player 9 update to destroy and save Web apps!!

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Adobe is issuing an update to Flash Player 9 that it hopes will prevent Flash-based Web applications being used to launch attacks against consumers but the update may also stop Flash apps working if developers don’t heed Adobe’s recommendations.

The April update addresses two security flaws in Adobe Flash 9, relating to cross-site scripting (XSS) and DNS rebinding attacks — common techniques used to attack computer systems by exploiting flaws in Web applications.

The update focuses on features in Adobe used by Web developers to communicate with third party servers. Those likely to be affected will be using sockets or XMLSockets; or addRequestHeader or URLRequest.requestHeaders in a network API to access content from sites outside their own domain.
If a site provides access to content on remote domains as a Web service provider, or if it has Flash content in pre-Flash 8 format that communicates with the hosting HTML, then the site could be affected. The update could also impact a site if it uses javascript to communicate outside of a Flash SWF. In all cases, Adobe advises following its recommendations to avoid problems.

Adobe says that the April 2008 Flash Player update will help defend against malicious HTTP headers sent from other domains by performing a cross-domain policy file check before allowing SWFs to send headers to another domain.

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Adobe confirms Flash for iPhone

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Adobe has confirmed it will develop a version of Flash Player for the iPhone. 🙂 finally. The news ends months of speculation on the matter. Apple CEO Steve Jobs this month said that Flash Player for mobile devices isn’t good enough for the iPhone.
“Proper” Flash “performs too slow to be useful,” on the iPhone, Jobs warned. “There’s this missing product in the middle. It just doesn’t exist,” he explained.

We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to the iPhone,” Narayen said. “We have evaluated (the software developer tools) and we think we can develop an iPhone Flash player ourselves.”

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Adobe RIA Architect Summit 2008, Bangalore

Adobe RIA Architect Summit 2008, Bangalore 

Via Raghu, Adobe is conducting a RIA Architect Summit and its time again to meet and see the exciting future of RIAs in India 🙂 India RIA scene has been more dynamic than ever and there has been an increasing demand for insights into architecture & design principles around RIAs.

Event: Adobe RIA Architect Summit 2008, Bangalore

  • Naresh Gupta (MD, Adobe India), David Wadhwani (VP, Platform BU, Adobe) share the exciting future of RIAs using Flex & AIR
  • Meet and learn from acclaimed evangelists James Ward & Ben Forta
  • Hear about the success stories of leading IT Enterprises who have adopted Flex & AIR.
  • Experience RIAs built on Adobe platforms and hear from the teams that built them

When: Date : 03 April ‘08
Venue: The Chancery Pavillion, Bangalore
Register here:

I will be there for sure to see and meet the great minds 🙂



Adobe’s Flash lite Not Suited For IPhone, Apple CEO Says!!

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Intresting news are coming up from everywhere that Adobe’s Flash lite Not Suited For IPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs Says!! as he put it on Tuesday, Apple’s iPhone, with all its cutting-edge mobile Internet trickery, needs something much better than the current Flash player that Adobe makes for cellphones. The Flash Player option that fits the bill is made for devices like laptops that are larger than the iPhone; as a consequence, it performs too slowly on the iPhone.

“There’s this missing product in the middle,” Jobs said.

Read here



Adobe Pushes DRM for Flash

Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3

I found an intresting post via Electronic Frontier Foundation that “Now Adobe, which controls Flash and Flash Video, is trying to change that with the introduction of DRM restrictions in version 9 of its Flash Player and version 3 of its Flash Media Server software. Instead of an ordinary web download, these programs can use a proprietary, secret Adobe protocol to talk to each other, encrypting the communication and locking out non-Adobe software players and video tools. We imagine that Adobe has no illusions that this will stop copyright infringement — any more than dozens of other DRM systems have done so — but the introduction of encryption does give Adobe and its customers a powerful new legal weapon against competitors and ordinary users through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).”
Intresting !!

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Adobe Flash Player Update for Flash CS3 Professional (9.0.2) available


Adobe just released a quick update for Flash CS3 Professional (9.0.2).
Which includes support for the latest update of Adobe Flash Player 9. A new Video Playback component supporting H.264, support for Flash Lite 3 Update for Flash CS3 Professional, and all Debug and Release versions of this new Adobe Flash Player.
For users of Flash CS3 Professional, this update will also be available via Adobe Update Manager in Flash CS3 Professional.

Download Update here.