Archive for the ‘Flashlite’ Category

Adobe developing Flash Player for iPhone
October 1, 2008

Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe has already stated this publicly. But the news seem to get a ton of buzz with the announcements made at Flash On The Beach conference. If Apple approves Adobe’s Flash-Player-for-iPhone efforts, iPhone could go Flash enabled pretty soon.

Flashmagazine reports quoting Paul Betlem( Sr. Director of Engineering at Adobe) :

“The Adobe team is working on Flash on the iPhone, but it’s a closed platform. He noted that Apple makes all the decisions.”

The new player will be the “missing product in the middle” between Flash Player and Flash Lite.According to AppleInsider, Adobe is planning to distribute the new player through Apple’s App store.


Serge Jespers


Flashlites:Flash Lite animation from WebDU 2007
April 23, 2007


Animation from WebDU 2007 conference, created by nectarine is online now.

[totally unrelated:“Adobe fanboy”? Have your say!]


Flash Lite to lose its virginity soon! FlashLite3 will support FLV!!
February 12, 2007

Via [Ryan, JD ]
Totally exciting announcement from Adobe.. Flashlite 3 will have native flv support! [as of now Flash lite supports only device videos].
This essentially means that everything flashlity on the mobile will support flv[mashups,wallpapers, name it!].And yes! Its does support streaming video.

Flashlite 3 is expected to be released by mid 2007.


update:The  story is on Techmeme.

iPhone killer [clone?] with Flash UI.
February 8, 2007

Just saw this on Ryan’s entry on Zdnet. Samsung will soon roll out Ultrasmart F700 with Flash UI and full html browsing.

With full touchscreen trend catching up, most probably this will be the first phone in the genre for flash lite developers to play around.[considering the restriction on third party content development for iPhone].

Flashlite Vs. SVG
February 3, 2007

An entry posted in ITPro claims that “device shipments using XML-based multimedia open standard is twice as popular as proprietary Flash units.”
Sam Sweet of Ikivo says that more than 225 million devices with SVG tiny have been shipped worldwide while Flashlite is at 115million. The source of this figure is not stated anywhere. I am not sure, if this is a relevant news in itself, as Flashlite 1.1 /above comes with SVG Tiny support.

Article [The link will most probably freeze your browser!Thanks to the buggy flash banners featuring Intel ads.]

via Digg [dont Digg ­čśë ]


Here is a response  to the press release from John Dowdell.

Apollo will be mobile-aware!
January 31, 2007

In an intervew with IDG network ,President and COO of Adobe , Shantanu Narayen says Adobe’s soon to be released cross-platform runtime Apollo, will be mobile aware.

Although details on what that exactly means is not available, sounds like it has something to do with author once run everywhere concept , which translates to less headache for developer.

Its a fact that Adobe is generating some cash though Flashcast service on NTTDOCOMO.[Everytime user request content, Adobe gets paid].Its not clear if the “mobile awareness” of Apollo has something to do with Flashlite or Flashcast.

Interview is here.

IndiMad (Adobe Mobile & Devices User Group India ) launched.
January 31, 2007


Mariam Dholkawala  has announced the launch of Adobe Mobile & Devices User Group India[IndiMad].

To get involved read this blog entry.

And its not just for Flashlite devs from India. As the blog entry suggests, its open for everyone.

Here is a list of all[most?] Adobe mobile and devices user groups live [just incase you are searching for your local flavor]

On a lighter note,apologies for not updating this blog for a long time.Thanks to the never ending inflow of projects! Blogging is getting back to my 43 things!

Flashlite hit news headline
October 25, 2006

Yes fellow people! Lots of positive press pouring in for Flash and Flashlite┬á in investor/business community, with Verizon’s decision to Go Flash.Latest is the article in

The news was originally blogged by Alessandro, referring to  an Adobe press release.

Forbes article give special mention┬á to “over-the-air” upgrade feature,which is pretty cool BTW!

Overall, October looks like a great month for Adobe. With Google’s acquisition of Youtube, business/investor community┬á is already swarmed with Adobe buzz words all around them!For developer,all this great press coverage targeting business community, translates to a potential decrease in “Oh ! i heard its annoying” response from clients.

And the most coolest of it all, Adobe’s plans to invest around $100,000,000 in Apollo based innovations.

Another great article on Adobe at  Business 2.0 is here

Flashlite Digest #9
May 27, 2006

Flashlite Digest #9

If you havent yet heard of it, there is a super cool thing going on the flashlite community. A weekly digest on Flashlite happenings around the globe & blogosphere.An awesome initiative by Marco Casario.

Check out this week's Digest here

[hei ! Dont stare! Links definitly increase visibility! ­čÖé ]

Flashlite Alert!
May 25, 2006

Just decided to seperate Flashlite from my usual blog,which is mostly adulterated by "other stuff". So here we go!

A few links worth mentioning[ported from my earlier posts there] are:this and this.