iPhone killer [clone?] with Flash UI.

February 8, 2007 - One Response

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].

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Flashlite Vs. SVG

February 3, 2007 - 2 Responses

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 ]

update:

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

Apollo will be mobile-aware!

January 31, 2007 - 2 Responses

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 - One Response

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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 - One Response

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 Forbes.com

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 : Interview

July 13, 2006 - Leave a Response

Cybermedia India and rediff.com have published separate interviews with Daniel J Brongiel, [Managing Director(APAC – mobile & devices) ] of Adobe,where he talks about Adobe’s Asia Pacific plans.

Again, didnt see the word Flashlite anywhere! I guess thats reserved for developers!

{[Flash +(pdf)]Mobile} in news

June 6, 2006 - Leave a Response

Here is an article etitled,ADOBE NO FLASH IN THE PAN FOR MOBILE SOLUTIONS,that came in The Sydney Morning Herald, where Stephen Elop talks about Adobe products in general and a little bit about mobile and flash [i didnt see the word flashlite anywhere..].And then there is the usual stuff .. Flash aint AntiAjax, Flash vs Microsoft,98%, Flash in PDF,PDF in Flash, Experience, Engage and stuff..

Finally Flash on Mobile seem to get some actual news coverage.Really appreciate that.[Any thoughts on the news article title? ]
Did he say "Flash +PDF on mobile" ??Like Appolo for mobile or something?!

Flashlite Digest #9

May 27, 2006 - Leave a Response

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 - 2 Responses

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.

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