PREMIUM VIDEO• True streaming• Digital Rights Mgmt.• Great workflow• Wide support• Browsers are lacking• Project Primetime
GAMING• Flash Player: Game Console of the Web• AIR: iOS, Android, BB10• Stage3D• GPU-Accelerated• Historical• Flash C++ Compiler
ADOBE SAYS…“Adobe is fully focused on creating a robust businessaround gaming.”“This focus does not mean that existing content will nolonger run, or that Flash cannot be used for contentother than gaming and premium video.”“Adobe believes that Flash is the game console for theweb providing a foundation that allows gamedevelopers to deliver rich games and experiences moreeasily to more people than any other platform.”
GENERAL WEB?• HTML/CSS/JS• Edge Animate• CreateJS• Flash Player is no longer needed for basic interactivity.
ADVANCED UTILITIES?• Web content that is: – Too difficult with standards – Too advanced for standards – Project resources lacking• There are still many advanced use cases for Flash Player on the web – though this has narrowed.
2012 ROADMAP• Flash Player “Next” – new VM!• ActionScript “Next” – new language!• Windows 8 “Modern UI” AIR Runtime! (Flash is Adobe’s “largest engineering effort”)
2013 ROADMAP• Flash Player “Next” – DEAD• ActionScript “Next” – DEAD• Windows 8 “Modern UI” – No Plans (Continue VM and language work on “Web-Based Virtual Machines”)
W. T. F.( it’s really not so bad. really. REALLY! )• New VM/Language would injure community• Problematic for Apache Flex• Add unnecessary confusion/fragmentation to a stable, strong, solid platform• Incorporate plans into current runtimes• XC APIs no longer premium
ADOBE SAYS…“Adobe will focus its future Flash Playerdevelopment on top of the existing Flash Playerarchitecture and virtual machine, and not on acompletely new virtual machine and architecture(Flash Player “Next”) as was previously planned.”“At the same time, Adobe plans to continue itsnext-generation virtual machine and languagework as part of the larger web community doingsuch work on web-based virtual machines.”
BESIDES…Look at what has happened in just thepast few weeks!• Flash Player 11.7 beta on Labs• Windows 8 whitelist blacklist• AS Workers coming to Chrome PPAPI• AS3 access fast memory ops (intrinsics) in AIR• Bill Howard (@BillAtAdobe) new GPM• Roadmap update coming soon…
FLASH/AIR STATS• Over 500 million devices are addressable today with Flash technology.• Projected: over 1 billion addressable devices by the end of 2015.• More than 20,000 apps in mobile markets using Flash tech.• More than 400 million connected desktops auto- update.• More than three million developers use the Adobe Flash technology.
RESOURCES• Runtimes Roadmap: http://adobe.com/go/flashplayer_roadmap• Adobe Gaming: http://gaming.adobe.com/• Starling: http://starling-framework.org/• Feathers: http://feathersui.com/• Away3D: http://away3d.com/• Citrus Game Engine: http://citrusengine.com/• One Game a Month: http://onegameamonth.com/
THANK YOU Get in touch… Twitter: @JosephLabrecque Email: Joseph.Labrecque@du.edu Web: http://JosephLabrecque.com/
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