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.
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. 🙂
Adobe Developer Week is organizing new live webinars next week, if you like, you can register here.
Building Multi-Screen Applications with the Adobe Flash Platform and Adobe Creative Suite 5
Monday, May 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM US/Pacific Building Mobile Applications with Adobe Flash Professional CS5: Create a Game
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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.
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.
Adobe is working on couple of new upcoming phones under open screen project like Palm Pre, Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One with the power of Adobe flash player 10.1.
Some important snippets are:
“At CES, Palm demonstrated Flash content in the browser on a Palm Pre. Palm’s press release states that developers can expect to download a free Adobe Flash Player 10.1 plug-in from the Palm App Catalog in the coming months. Palm webOS will be one of the first mobile platforms to support the full Flash Player in the web browser. Here you can check out a quick demo by Adrian Ludwig showing various Flash games from Armor Games and Miniclip.com on a Palm Pre.”
“Consumers demand that the same high-quality Web experience they know from the desktop port easily to their mobile experience as well,” said Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices. “Working with Adobe to bring rich Flash content to our smartphone portfolio will revolutionize how consumers experience the mobile Web by making it more vivid and interactive than ever before.”
“Flash is an integral part of the Web and delivers rich content, applications and videos to millions,” said David Wadhwani, vice president and general manager, Platform Business at Adobe. “By working with us to bring virtually all Flash content on the Web to its devices, Motorola is ensuring consumers have an uncompromised Web browsing experience no matter where they are.”
Google also announced their new Nexus One. As part of the Open Screen Project, Adobe’s working with Google to make sure that the Nexus One will have Flash Player 10. It’s got a very powerful 1 GhZ chip made by Qualcomm, so you’ll be able to play a ton of games, watch video, and browse other Web content built with Flash. We’re still working on the finishing touches so Flash Player 10.1 isn’t available publicly yet, but we’ll deliver it over the air to existing phones once it’s available. In the meantime, I thought you might like to see this video of some examples Flash content running on this great new phone.”
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta 2 now available for PCs. You can read more about the new capabilities of Adobe flash player 10.1. here
Via Dale, another great video on “Flash Lite for the Digital Home” is the jumping point for application developers to move their existing skills and experience onto an entirely new screen – the TV! In this episode we outline the fundamentals of understanding Flash for TV, and some of the things developers will need to consider.
Dale has published another cool video: In this episode you will look at the ways Flash exists in various mobile browsers and what implications it has on how consumers interact with your Flash content.
It’s important as day be day more and more web traffic is being generated from smartphones and mobile devices, so it’s becoming increasingly important to consider how Flash content is consumed through the mobile web browser.
Join Adobe SEO Evangelist Duane Nickull and Flex/Flash Programming Guru Rich Tretola as they demonstrate some of the fundamentals of how search engines build indexes and results, and delve into top techniques you can use to increase your search ranking.
Via Serge Jespers, Intel’s Developer Forum Engadget recorded a demo of an Intel (an Open Screen Project partner) based set-top box running a Flash based user interface and Flash based applications. The heart of this set-top box is Intel’s CE 3100 Media Processor which according to Engadget “combines an 800MHz Pentium M core with a proprietary video processing core all on one chip. That’s about as much power as a 1.2GHz Atom”.
The video demonstrates the Flash UI on top of a Linux operating system. It shows how you can add Flash based applications on top of a video signal coming from the tuner and run full screen Flash based applications. The future is bright for the Flash Platform! Flash on!
Looks like an early stage development, and lot of work is required in User interface to make them smart!!.
Via flashmagazine, “Rumors had been flying around for a few days before the conference that we were going to see some sneak peaks at this year’s Adobe keynote, and that’s exactly what happened. Richard Galvan and Mark Anders, “Senior” Principle Scientist at Adobe, were back again this year with an update on the Flash platform and a sneak peek on Flash CS5 and the new Flash Mobile features”
Some exciting features are:
Richard Galvan gave us our first sneak peak of “Viper” Flash Professional CS5. The big news for developers is that Flash authoring finally gets integration with FlashBuilder. If you’re using Flash CS5, a new FlashBuilder project can be created from Flash CS5 through a new export dialogue.
Editing in the Flash authoring environment has also been improved and the team has a focus on making Flash more approachable again.
The editor also gets a solid brush-up in this version. Much requested features such as custom class completion and introspection inside the IDE. Import any class and you’ll get code hints just as in FlashBuilder for both methods and properties, along with a description taken from the ASDoc code.
For designers, the new Flash Text Layout Framework is now supported in the Text Layout panels and The Deco-brush has been beefed up.
If you are attending Adobe MAX you will get to see it in it’s full glory and even if you can’t make it to MAX, all sessions are promised to be online at Adobe TV within 3.5 hours after each presentation so you’re not missing out on all that much by not attending either.
Sr. Media Producer Julie Campagna interviewed Omar Ramos of Scrapblog, which won the MAX Award for Best Rich Internet application, as well as the People’s Choice Award. quite cool and Interface design is preety neat and easy to use 🙂
I love creating my scrap blog soon . .hehe 😉
See this live recording from max 2008 and early preview of Adobe Flash Catalyst Introduction Session. Adobe also released “thermo” official website which now known as “Adobe Flash Catalyst” with few tutorials and guide lines. cool 🙂
SWF2Go Professional enables you to create rich, powerful and engaging Flash Lite applications rapidly by combining the power of Python for S60 and Net60. Making professional class deployment packages is now one-click operation with new redesigned and friendlier user interface.SWF2Go is a RAD (Rapid Application Development) friendly tool, allowing Flash Lite developers to deliver fast and on-time through simplified SIS packaging process.
Some of the key features are:
Easy to Use: The best and complete professional SIS installer and SWF launcher toolkit, now with new redesigned user interface.
Broad Compatibility: Support for all versions of Adobe Flash Lite Player (1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0+) and all versions of Symbian S60 3rd Edition (9.1, 9.2, 9.3+).
Industry Standard: Produces Symbian Signed and Express Signed compatible SIS installers. Used and trusted by industry leaders as well as many small startup companies.
Advance Extensions: With support of Python for S60 and Net60 (.Net CF) runtimes, make powerful Flash Lite applications. Use existing Open Source frameworks or make your own customized solutions.
Intelli-Launch Technology v2:
– Python for S60 background script launcher
– Net60 (.Net CF for Symbian) background process launcher
– Support for custom installation paths, including /private folder for better protection of Flash Lite applications
– Intelligent detection and start of SWF with the latest on-device Flash Lite playerInfo-note with URL to download Flash Lite from Adobe’s website, if Flash Lite is not detected on mobile device
– Support to launch multiple Flash Lite applications simultaneously
Make Try-Before-Buy: Make trial version of applications with one click. Show a splash screen during trial, and optionally open Buy Now link at end of each trial run.
– Option to export PKG and SIS source for making customized SIS installer
– Option to keep temporary SIS source files for making customized / advance SIS
– Optionally display of readme and/or license agreement during SIS installation
– Embed other SIS files into main SIS (Flash Lite Player / PyS60 / Net60)
– Supports build automation by XML project files and command-line compiler option
– Express-Compile technology helps rapidly build SIS file(s) in seconds
– Integrates with Windows Explorer to quickly compile SWF2Go Project files with right-click context menu
I use personally SWF2Go and i feel easiest way to package and distribute my mobile contents quickly. 🙂