Posts Tagged Flash
Last Friday an unsuspecting Fedex delivery arrived with a Xoom tablet, the first Android 3.0 device from Motorola. Terry Ryan, a fellow Evangelist at Adobe and I will be going on tour with Motorola starting next week joining the MOTODEV App Summit tour.
We’ll be traveling to some of our favourite cities and helping attendees to get started with Adobe technology for Motorola devices. I know that Terry and I are going to cover a number of different topics including, Flash, AIR, Flex and Livecycle Collaboration Services. I’m also planning on showing some new Digital Home applications, hopefully to get you thinking about how tablets like the Xoom are being used in the home.
I hope you to see some of you around on the tour and I know Terry and I are very much looking forward to it. Here are some of the key dates and I’ll be presenting and attending all of those in red:
- April 11th – Berlin, Germany
- April 15th – London, UK
- April 26th – Beijing, China
- April 29th – Shanghai, China
- May 2nd – Seoul, Korea
- TBD – Sao Paulo, Brasil
- TBD – Buenos Aires, Argentina
- May 25th – Mexico City, Mexico
Last week I visited Toronto in Canada for the second FITC Mobile event, part of the Mobile Innovation week held in the city. As always the event was a great success and it was nice to meet up with old friends, and hear about the exciting new ideas in the mobile industry.
Samsung were a sponsor this year again, and thankfully the team had brought along a couple of Samsung Galaxy Tab devices for the attendees to play with. The device is very nice, light in the hand and with a beautiful bright screen – the whole experience is very fluid. Something that I missed at the launch was the inclusion of a phone, so it was great to see added functionality and play with the browser.
With a little arm twisting I managed to install the very latest AIR2.5 beta for Android and test out my application, Radar.
On the way to Canada I have been playing with dynamic layouts, and trying to figure out how the application will scale for different screen sizes. At the time I was only thinking about the desktop, Nexus One and Droid 2 – but hey, why not a tablet
The video below shows the experience running well, although the demo gods were circling…
Terry Ryan, Paul Trani and Brian Rinaldi were also at the event, it was great to catch up with the US Evangelists. In fact Paul also recorded a great video demo of Flash in the browser on the Samsung Tablet here:
I am also provide the update source files for this demo below, maybe you can think of new features and play around with the UI?
In case you missed it Atlantic Records have been working with AgencyNet on a fantastic multi-screen application called Fanbase. The team used Adobe AIR and the Flash Lite Distributable player to bring the application to consumers.
Working on Fanbase among others is David Brown, an extremely talented Flash developer. He’s been working with us for some time on the Distributable Player, and in fact his Bacardi application may well have been responsible for the new security model
I’ve asked him to come and present a session on his experiences and thankfully he’s accepted.
AgencyNet: Mobile for Flash Developers
Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:00 A.M. PST
In this session David Brown from AgencyNet will uncover the key factors to consider when developing and deploying content to multiple devices with Adobe’s distributable player solution. Topics include Multilingual content, multiple input types, and consistent user experiences across screens.
Today Qualcomm and Adobe announced that the BREW Mobile Platform will be integrated with Adobe Flash technology and new platform features. You can read the full press release here. This is fantastic news for both BREW and Flash developers particularly in the large BREW market in the US.
In Europe specifically BREW is available on UIOne based handsets, notably the Skype phone on the 3 network in the UK. So the platform is largely based in the US and Asia though the use of Flash technology on millions of new devices can only strengthen the adoption across platforms and screens.
For developers this means that there are opportunities to leverage this as a data point when dealing with your customers, and to reach into the US market in the future. Naturally there will be aggregators and other friendly developers that can help you to deliver content to BREW.
What a challenge, “iPhone has raised the bar, now lets see what the Flash community see what they can do,” said Andrew Gilbert from Qualcomm.”