Imagining the Physical Web

“Some people say the web is dying, but I believe it’s just getting started. And what will kick it into overdrive is the Physical Web: the ability to discover, engage, and interact with smart devices (or that “dumb” tree over there) using nothing more than a browser.” – Stephanie Rieger

Adobe Max 09 Video: Workflows for the Flash Platform

Watch the video of “Workflows for the Flash Platform” at Adobe Max 2009, Los Angeles.

This session was designed to make your overall design and development process more streamlined and efficient. you can learn from Doug Winnie, group product manager for workflow and web tools, as he demonstrates how to break down a process into a workflow.


Adobe releases 3 new public betas of Creative Suite (CS4)

Adobe releases 3 new public betas of Creative Suite (CS4)

Adobe today release a sneak peek of three applications from the next release of Adobe Creative Suite (CS4), its award-winning collection of graphic design, Web development and video editing applications.

Application released (beta): Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks and Adobe Soundbooth
Duration: active for 48 hours only.

Download here

Note: To get the serial number that will unlock the CS4 beta applications you will first need to enter your serial number from your copy of Adobe Creative suite CS3.


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!!

flash player 9

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.

Read more


Adobe Idea Share: an upcoming event in Bangalore, India

adobe idea share

I just got this email about Adobe Idea Share event which is going to happen in Bangalore, India
Honestly as from email its not clear what this event is all about. But it has 2 different sessions as below.

Abobe Creative Suite 3 – Design Premium Session (9:30 AM onwards)
Abobe Creative Suite 3 – Web Premium Session (3:00 PM onwards)

Date: 26th Feb, 2008
Place: Chancery Pavilion, No. 135, Residency Road, Bangalore, India

Registeration :Send your Name, Mobile Number, Company, Designation, Official E-mail Id clearly mentioning the session you want to attend (Design Premium or Web Premium) to or fax your details to 080-25213656

You can also call at 080-25219656

I will be there, buzz me lets have a meet and to know what this event is all about?


Netbiscuits Embraces Adobe Flash and AJAX to Enable Rich Content for the Mobile Web


Just Found this another news from PRNewswire that Netbiscuits is the first mobile software development platform to support Adobe Flash and AJAX technologies for developers to create the next-generation Mobile Internet experience. Now, media, content and advertising professionals have a full solution to deliver high-quality, tailored Web experiences that incorporate mobile advertising and shopping on virtually any mobile device.

The integration of Adobe Flash and AJAX expands the unique Biscuits concept inherent to the Netbiscuits platform, giving developers the toolkit needed to create a wide range of Mobile Internet applications including mobile advertising landing pages, content shops, audio and video downloads and more. The resulting high-end user interfaces, convenient rich media integration and visual effects virtually guarantee a more satisfying and productive consumer experience on the mobile Web.
“Netbiscuits is committed to improving the development of high quality mobile Web sites that achieve a faster path to profit from mobile Internet programs,” said Michael Neidhoefer, CEO of Dynetic Solutions, the company behind Netbiscuits. “By delivering Flash embedded in browser-based mobile applications, Netbiscuits has taken another critical step in building a mobile Web that is as rich and accessible as the PC-based Internet experience.”

The other intresting things which i found about this company is the platform integrates Bango’s mobile payment system for worldwide mobile billing and combines it with a new “Content-Shop-Biscuit.” so sailing of ringtones, wallpapers, videos can be done easily.

You can see live flash demo: hall 7, booth 7B70 in Mobile World Congress.

Read here



Critical Updates for Adobe Flash Player and Photoshop CS2\CS3 released

 Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3

Adobe has released updates for its Flash Player and Photoshop CS2/CS3 software to fix holes that can be exploited by attackers, for instance to inject malicious code through specially crafted web pages or e-mail attachments.

“While an input validation error could lead to arbitrary code execution in Flash Player and prior versions, insufficient validation of the HTTP Referer in Flash Player and earlier versions might help attackers to execute cross-site scripting attacks. Another security problem related to the Opera and Konqueror browsers exists in Flash Player 7 (version for Linux and Solaris, but Adobe does not provide more detailed information on this issue. The vendor advises users to upgrade to version 9.0.47, but also provides patches for other versions of the software.”

“The updates for Photoshop CS2 and CS3 fix the vulnerabilities detected by Marsu at the end of April. These can be triggered when manipulated BMP, DIB, RLE and PNG image files are handled, and could lead to arbitrary code injection and execution. A malicious image, e.g., from an e-mail attachment, must be opened in Photoshop in order to achieve this. Links to patches for Windows and Mac OS X are provided in the security advisory. The vendor advises users to install the update as soon as possible. ”

Reported by heise-security UK.

Download Flash Player update and read more
Download Photoshop CS2 and CS3 updates and read more


BREW 2007 Conference: Schedule announced with 2 Flash lite sessions

2007 BREW Developer Awards

The mobile community is gathering at the BREW 2007 Conference June 20-22, 2007.New ideas, exciting innovations and powerful opportunities are all in the mix.
BREW 2007 will have over 60 educational sessions with special interest topics like location-based services, BREW and application development, BREW for device manufacturers, Content management and delivery, Gaming and User Experience design and development.

Bill Perry, Vinay Ramani are presenting two sessions on Adobe Flash lite technologies. See below for details.

Session List

Biz-404 Flash Lite on BREW – Business Insights
Tech-603 Exploring the Capabilites of Adobe® Flash® Lite™

See the complete shedules here