This week I’m in Spain, first in Madrid for a customer meeting and then off to Barcelona for the S60 Summit.
Before the main event Forum Nokia are having two days dedicated to S60 technologies, one for Location Based Services and another for Adobe Flash Lite 3.0. I’ll be presenting for a while and helping out at the code camp afterwards.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!
Here is the Agenda:
Tuesday 27th May 2008
09:00 Registration, coffee & getting settled
09:30 Welcome note – Riku Salminen, Forum Nokia
09:45 Using extended device capabilities with Flash Lite in S60 – Riku Salminen, Forum Nokia
10:30 Adobe Flash Professional CS3 and Device Central – Mark Doherty, Adobe
11:15 Forum Nokia Success Story – Ugur Kaner, KuneriLite
12:45 Hands on coding session, using Adobe’s tools and KuneriLite
Including a coding competition
Tutors: Riku Salminen, Mark Doherty and Ugur Kaner
17:00 Announcing the Winners
For those of you who are developing or are interested in creating Flash Lite content for Sony Ericsson devices you can now find more resources on the Sony Ericsson Flash Lite developer center. In the past their Flash Lite information was grouped under the multimedia section but given more and more of their devices support Flash Lite and the recent announcement around Project Capuchin they have created a new dedicated Flash Lite site.
You can expect more information about Project Capuchin soon on their site and the Adobe mobile and devices developer center.
With regards to this reported problem we have been listening and working with Nokia and Forum Nokia we have agreed a workaround.
As well as that we have agreed on a more permanent fix for the future. I’ll have more details soon…
Yesterday in Taiwan Chunghwa Telecom launched their new Channel Me service, powered by Flash Cast. The service launches with some fantastic looking channels, some of which you can play with here (press the yellow button).
Channels include news, weather, sports, travel, dining out amongst others. The initial seven channels demonstrate that experiences really matter on mobile devices.
Developers in Taiwan and beyond now have the opportunity to build channels for this service. I can’t wait to see this service take off and new channels and devices being added over the coming months. At launch the service is supported on 20 Series 60 and Windows Mobile devices including the stunning new HTC Diamond.
Today at JavaOne SEMC announced the Capuchin project, a bridge between Flash Lite and Java ME on their feature phones. Java applications run at native speeds on Sony Ericsson handsets, so don’t be fooled, this implementation is very fast.
This means that by the end of this year you will be able to create Flash content for standalone applications and use a set of new actionscript APIs to access device data. Content will be packaged in the familiar Jar format and signed using the standard mechanism, exactly what you all asked for!
I’m really excited about this project, it seems like the best of both worlds.