Mint launches “on the decade” iPad application


Mint launches “on the decade” an ipad application, its probably the first newspaper first ipad application, quite cool and interesting. Wish to see more initiatives from other news agency to go on digital publishing.

Watch the above video to “hear what the editor of India’s second largest daily business newspaper thinks about the future of digital publishing, the launch of the paper’s first iPad app, and the impact of tablets on India’s newspaper industry.”

You can download the application here


“Adobe Wallaby” Convert Adobe Flash FLA files into HTML and reach more devices!

Adobe Labs today unveiled a new free tool called Wallaby that will convert Flash into HTML5. It’s built on Adobe’s Air platform, both Windows and Mac based developers will be able to use it.

“Wallaby” is the codename for an experimental technology that converts the artwork and animation contained in Adobe Flash Professional (FLA) files into HTML. Wallaby is not a final product and is still in the testing and validation phase. We are not yet able to commit to a roadmap for this experimental technology.

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Apple iPad Magazine “Boundless Beauty”

Another beautiful example of Apple iPad magazine using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

“Living created its 20th anniversary “Boundless Beauty” special edition using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. With high-impact design and stunning photography, the digital edition uses Adobe tools and viewer technology to create an immersive, cinematic experience with interactive content and advertising.”

I am curious can we used Adobe digital publishing for iPhone development!!.


Pointroll in your pocket: The how and why of mobile advertising with Flash player 10.1

A recent presentation from Adobe max 2010 about how flash player 10.1 can be used creatively for mobile advertising.

“Join Todd Pasternack and Chris Deely of leading rich media provider PointRoll as they discuss the present and future of rich media mobile advertising. Learn how and why you should leverage Adobe Flash Player 10.1 in your mobile campaigns. They’ll explore the overall strategy and creative use of device features and take a look at some code optimized for mobile development. They’ll also touch on some of the future uses of Flash Player, including leveraging existing assets, implementing IAB standards, and serving ads into mobile Adobe AIR applications.”


Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010 India

Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010 India

 Adobe is organizing a two day conference in Bangalore, India on August 25th and 26th. The Adobe Flash Platform Summit will be the great place to update yourself and to learn about their latest technologies and network with other industry professionals.

With 40+ sessions spread over 2 days, the conference promises to be bigger than ever. Day 1 will be focused on RIA development and Day 2 will be focused on RIA design. Apart from the Adobe experts, listen and interact with the vibrant Flash Platform community. Registrations are open and you can pay electronically as well at the website.

Some great news I have some discount codes I can give away to people interested to attend. If you are interested and want to get one, just leave a comment on this post with your thoughts on the future of the Flash Platform. What features would you like to see supported? How do you see the technology being adopted in India? Are there any obstacles to overcome?

I will be there, let’s keep in touch and see you there. 🙂


Wired Magazine’s iPad Edition Goes Live, have a look :)

Wired’s first digital edition is now available for the iPad and soon for nearly all other tablets. I have post about it earlier and find it cool. Interesting thing is they mention this app is designed to deliver rich reading environment, using new digital publishing technology developed by Adobe. 🙂
In case you don’t know Apple Won’t allow flash on iphone!!.

Wired is finally, well, wired. Have a look.


Steve Jobs: Flash is No Longer Necessary!! what you think?

Thoughts on flash

Steve Jobs recently posted a long letter on Adobe Flash, why Apple has decided not to support it on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

The letter is a clear, in-depth view in all of Flash’s defects from Apple’s point of view, and while we’re sure it will be dissected over and over again in the upcoming days (especially the part about Flash not being open), you have to admire its frankness.

In short, Steve Jobs claims Flash drains the battery of mobile devices; it’s not very good for multi-touch operation; and its performance, reliability and security are all shoddy. It’s also a proprietary system, and while Jobs admits that their mobile OS is also proprietary, he claims that web standards should be open, like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

Most importantly Apple doesn’t want “a third party layer of software [to] come between the platform and the developer.” Finally, Jobs concludes, Flash is a relic. “Flash was created during the PC era –- for PCs and mice,” he says, “but the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards –- all areas where Flash falls short.”

It’s a long discussion and i love adobe flash since long time. what you think, Do you think flash will survive in next years? Write us? i like to hear from you.

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New features in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Yesterday Adobe launches highly anticipated releases of the creative suite CS5, with many new exciting features. Have a look to Some of the great features which i like in new Adobe Flash Professional CS5.

1.Code Snippets panel

Reduce the ActionScript 3.0 learning curve and enable greater creativity by injecting prebuilt code into projects.

2.Creative Suite integration

creative suite integration
Enhance productivity when using Adobe Creative Suite components such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash Builder

3.XML-based FLA source files

xml based FLA source files
Manage and modify projects using source control systems and collaborate on files more easily.

4.Wide content distribution

flash cs5 wide content distribution
Publish content virtually anywhere, using Adobe AIR for desktop applications and mobile platforms including the iPhone, or Adobe Flash Player for browser-based experiences.

5.Flash Builder integration

flash cs5 builder integration
Use Flash Builder as your primary ActionScript editor for Flash Professional projects.

6.Video improvements

flash cs5 video improvements
Streamline video processes with on-stage video scrubbing and a new cue points property inspector.

7.Spring for Bones

flash cs5 spring for bones
Create more realistic inverse kinematic effects with new motion attributes added to the Bones tool.

8.Deco drawing tools

flash cs5 deco drawing tools
Add advanced animation effects with a new comprehensive set of brushes for the Deco tool.

if you like to know more details about it, read here. http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/whatsnew/


Transforming the magazine experience with Flash Player 10.1 and adobe air on tablet device

At Mobile World Congress, NVIDIA showcases Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR on Tegra-powered tablet device. See a slick new digital magazine experience based on WIRED magazine, powered by Adobe AIR. This prototype runs across different device types with Adobe AIR and illustrates the possibilities for magazine publishers to reach readers in new ways.

“In addition, with this digital magazine concept, advertisers have new possibilities for displaying ad content. Advertisers can develop rich-media magazine “inserts” to provide expanded information to customers directly within the magazine experience — without directing the reader’s attention away to a Web site. Publishers can also offer expanded ad formats that include animation and embedded video. Finally, as is the case with most digital advertising, this new magazine concept opens the possibility for more precise advertising performance metrics beyond the comparatively crude audience measurement/ad engagement techniques in use today.”

Interesting!, i love the new digital magazine experience on tablet the way they shown it, simple and intuitive 🙂


Authoring mobile Flash content for multiple screen sizes

A new article published in Adobe Developer Connection, about Authoring mobile Flash content for multiple screen sizes. Christian Cantrell explain several techniques to help Flash developers author content that will render properly on any device, regardless of its screen resolution and pixel density.

“Adobe recently announced that Adobe Flash Professional CS5 will give Flash developers the ability to build and deploy native iPhone and iPod touch applications. As the Flash Platform continues to proliferate and reach more devices, developers need to adopt techniques for authoring with multiple screen sizes and resolutions in mind. This article discusses several techniques to help Flash developers author content that will render properly on any device, regardless of its screen resolution and pixel density. ”