Video: Adobe Device Central CS5 Sneak Peek

Dale’s posted a new sneak peak video of the new features in Adobe Device Central CS5.Few important thing as collected from scott:

  • ADC is not just for mobile phones, it also supports other devices such as those that are in the Adobe Digital Home realm (e.g. TV’s, set top boxes).
  • Supports community sharing of profiles. Community, Private, and Adobe Certified are all different types of profiles a developer can be using now, as well as sharing with other developers during project development.
  • Accelerometer for testing against devices that support that sensor.
  • GPS sensor panel.
  • Multi-touch panel.
  • “Dockable UI” just like in other CS products (e.g. Flash). Workspaces are also supported.
  • Fireworks is now part of the ADC work-flow (BTW: Fireworks is being picked up for mobile design across various device platforms, even iPhone!).



Get to know Flash Lite for the Digital Home

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.


Forum Nokia released Flash Lite Components v1.0 beta

Forum Nokia released the first set of mobile optimized components “Flash Lite Components v1.0 beta” The components come as installable .mxp files with instructions and full source code.

“This resource file includes six Flash Lite components; Button component, Contacts component, List component, Media data component, Popup component, and Scrollbar component. The components can be used to develop applications to devices supporting Flash Lite 2.0.”


Video: Opera Mobile 9.7 with Opera Turbo and Flash lite support

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Opera announced the new Opera Mobile 9.7 server-accelerated browser for smartphones and mobile devices. Opera Mobile 9.7 features Opera Turbo, Opera’s breakthrough compression technology, along with the company’s latest Presto 2.2 rendering engine (also used in Opera 10 desktop) and full support for dynamic Web technologies such as Ajax and Flash (for accessing popular sites like Facebook and YouTube).

Opera Mobile 9.7 will be officially available for download in the first half of 2009.


Register for Mobile Sessions at MAX North America

MAX 2008

Via Bill, register for the mobile sessions at MAX North America (San Francisco), a lot of good sessions lined up with some of the best presenters. From Flash Lite development, to the new features of Device Central CS4 to using the CS4 tools for designing, development and testing of mobile Flash experiences – there’s something for everyone.

Here’s a quick listing of the mobile sessions, labs and a pre-event workshop:


Hands-on labs

Pre-event workshop


Kuneri released SWFPack, a Flash Lite packager

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Kuneri released SWFPack which is available as a beta service for Flash Lite developers without a cost. With the first release, Flash Lite content can be deployed to Symbian devices in SIS format, followed by Series 40 devices in NFL and Windows Mobile devices in CAB formats in the following releases. Kuneri aims to make SWFPack a standard tool, providing more enhanced features in the future.

“We have a vision to make things simpler for mobile application developers. In this way they can focus on the content quality and better user experience. SWFPack is the first milestone on our roadmap and will be followed by a series of other innovations” says Ugur Kaner, CEO of the Finnish company.



SWF2Go v2.0 released

SWF2Go v2.0

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.
  • Additional Features:
    – 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. 🙂


Cool flash lite mobile application video on adobe

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flash lite application_finetune

flash lite application_finetuneSpongeBob SquarePants

Via Bill, Adobesetup a new mobile demos page on the Adobe site which has 8 different video walk throughs of Flash mobile applications that have been created by various companies. They are:

  • Bacardi
  • Mightyverse
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Finetune
  • Nasdaq Retail
  • Sony Pictures
  • Johnny Walker
  • Nasdaq Executive

Have a look to these video and hear the User experience they are talking about. Really intresting application i saw these demo in Forum Nokia Widgets and Flash Lite Code Camps, Bangalore.