Flash Lite in Nokia Devices


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  • Hello all. My name is Riku Salminen. In Forum Nokia one of my responsibilities is to tend to the more visually inclined members of the developer community. This means those developers who in many cases don’t have the ”heavy” C++ or Java coding background usually considered the way to produce content for mobile devices There are quite many opportunities to produce compelling content with other technologies too. And my task today is to tell you about the wonders of Flash Lite! Click!
  • Flash Lite in Nokia Devices

    1. 1. Adobe ® Flash™ Lite In Nokia devices Over The Air, London 4.-5.4.2008 Riku Salminen
    2. 2. <ul><li>Flash Lite </li></ul><ul><li>Authoring & Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul>
    3. 3. Examples of Flash Lite applications
    4. 4. Various types of mobile applications Series 40 Platform Nokia S60 Platform Symbian Maemo and others Other OS Platform S60 native C++ C++ Java Java™ ME MIDP on CLDC PP/FP on CDC Flash Lite Flash Lite Browser & Widget Browser + Widget
    5. 5. about Flash Lite <ul><li>More than 300 million devices with Flash Lite out there </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 300 phone models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Same development tools as with Flash </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently Flash Professional CS3 – built-in support for Flash Lite 1 - 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adobe Device Central </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable updates (phone models) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Creating applications with Graphic designer skills” </li></ul>
    6. 6. Flash, Flash Lite and Symbian native applications compared Symbian C++ application Flash Player Flash Lite Standalone Flash Lite Browser plugin Flash Lite Screensaver Flash Lite Standalone
    7. 7. Interaction with the device <ul><li>Phone call, SMS, MMS </li></ul><ul><li>Fscommands </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locale, date, time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vibration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network, Signal level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery level, Charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMEI code, OS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launching applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Device specific syntax </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Keyboard events </li></ul><ul><li>Sockets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basically anything can be done… </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Flash Lite versions <ul><li>Flash Lite 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>(available since early 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Flash Player 4 </li></ul><ul><li>ActionScript 1.0 (* </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler content type </li></ul><ul><li>Support for basic data loading </li></ul><ul><li>No support for device video or XML </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Lite 2.x </li></ul><ul><li>(available since late 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Flash Player 7 </li></ul><ul><li>ActionScript 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Complex types of apps and content </li></ul><ul><li>Support for device video, audio, images, saving data, XML </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>(available since late 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Video (FLV) support </li></ul><ul><li>Improved web browsing ability with support for most Flash 8 content </li></ul><ul><li>Faster performance </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Flash Lite </li></ul><ul><li>Authoring & Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul>
    11. 11. Demo Flash Lite Authoring in CS3 + Device Central <ul><li>Overview of Flash Professional CS3 </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Adobe Device Central </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a Flash Lite application </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Flash Lite </li></ul><ul><li>Authoring & Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul>
    13. 13. Packaging your content <ul><li>S60 devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>. SIS file </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbian signed or Self signed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You need a launcher application if you want to have an icon on the desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and commercial solution available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Series 40 devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently only as .SWF file (can be DRM-protected) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opened trough Gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several new possibilities are being evaluated currently to provide a single solution for both platforms. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Delivering your content <ul><li>As online purchases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy protection is an issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several channels available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nokia Content Discoverer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As freely downloadable software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revenue from advertising on the sites, shareware or trough registration fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several sites available </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Where to go from here? <ul><li>http://community.forum.nokia.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum Nokia Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/mobile/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Googlegroups: Flashmobilegroup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoogroups: FlashLite </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. THANK YOU