LGE have become a leading vendor of Touch devices over the past few years releasing several extremely popular devices. Already we’ve seen the Prada, Viewty and Renoir devices and now the latest mass market device the KP500 “Cooky”.
The KP500 sports an incredible WXVGA 240×400 resolution screen with a beautiful user interface, and its more responsive than ever because under the hood LGE are using Adobe Mobile Client. Wait, another mobile runtime? That’s right, you see our customers ship lots of different devices and for the UI space we needed something half the size and twice as fast as Flash Lite 2.0. It uses a mix of APIs from Flash 6 and AS1/AS2 with hardware acceleration, a suite of device APIs and very efficient memory management to achieve these goals.
The Flash components of the KP500 include:
- Idle screen with 5 Widgets (Clock, Dual Color, Memo, Calendar, Album)
- Call screen
- Call history
- Voice Memo
- DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcast) Menu
- Photo Gallery/Album
- MP3 Player
Though as a developer you may never play with Mobile Client, it is for user interfaces only so you would have to be working for an OEM or targeting BREW MP. However some of the features and learnings have crept into Flash Lite 3.1 and are in the market now with our Flash Lite 3.1 Distributable Player. We gained some new hardware acceleration for bitmaps using open standards, as a new plugin model for device APIs in the future.
Check out the video below…