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Flash Lite 2.0 presentation Scott Janousek and Alessandro Pace did for the BFPUG group (Boston Flash Platform User Group) in early 2006.

Flash Lite 2.0 presentation Scott Janousek and Alessandro Pace did for the BFPUG group (Boston Flash Platform User Group) in early 2006.

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  • 1. Flash Lite 2.0 “… a developer’s perspective” DISCLAIMER: Views are those of Scott Janousek and Alessandro Pace and not necessarily those of Adobe Incorporated
  • 2. Introductions Welcome to the third Boston Flash Platform User Group (BFPUG) meeting! • Today’s Presenters: • Scott Janousek (Flash Architect/Flash Mobile Developer) • Alessandro Pace (Mobile Architect) ( ) • Organizations: • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 2
  • 3. Attendance Sheet There should be an attendance sheet floating around • This will be used ONLY to: • Contact you about future mobile events such as this one • Gauge your level of interest in mobile technology • Nothing else! • Feel free to add your name & info, or skip it • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 3
  • 4. Agenda Flash Mobile • Flash Lite 1.1 and 2.0 • Flash Lite 2 0 Feature Set 2.0 • Key • Video • Sound • MSO • XML • Drawing API • Text • and more … • 2.0 2 0 Walkthroughs and Demos • Best Practices • What’s Next? • QA • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 4
  • 5. It’s a mobile world after all … Millions of mobile users and devices worldwide ! • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 5
  • 6. Quick Terminology for Mobile 1.1/FL 1.1 = Flash Lite 1.1 • 2.0/FL 2.0 = Flash Lite 2.0 • FL = either Flash Lite 1.1 or 2.0 • “Softkeys” = pageup & pagedown • Joystick = direction button (UDLR) • Content = Flash Lite Apps/Games/etc • Asset = graphic, sound, video, etc • Device = cell phone, PDA, PMP, other “electronics” • Symbian OS = phone operating system • “Desktop Flash” = Flash Player on a PC/MAC/etc • APAC = Asian Pacific Region • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 6
  • 7. Flash Mobile Synopsis Future Splash, Flash Player 1.0 - Flash Player 8.5 • Brief History of Flash Mobile • Pocket PC Flash (< 2003) • Flash Lite 1.0 (circa 2003, R.I.P?!) • Flash Lite 1 1 (circa 2004) 1.1 • Flash Lite 2.0 (2005) • Flash Mobile “Products” • Flash Cast (Europe, Japan) • Flash for Devices • Cell phones! PDA’s ( p (PPC)! ) • Leap Frog Leapster (Flash 5) • VILIV P1 (1.1) • Kodak Easy Share Camera (1 1) (1.1) • iriver U10 (1.1) … XBOX 360, Song airline display, many more devices! • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 7
  • 8. Flash Lite Capabilities Flash Lite Implementation • Standby • Wallpapers • Standalone • Browser • Others … • Flash Lite 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 • Animation • Wallpaper (Huge sellers in Japan) • Ringtones (Huge sellers in Japan) • Applications and Games • Websites (40% i-Mode sites in Japan have Flash Lite content) • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 8
  • 9. Flash Lite supported mobile devices Flash Lite Devices: • http://www.macromedia.com/mobile/supported_devices/ • Handset Manufacturers H d tM ft • Nokia Series 40 and 60 • Sony Ericsson • Samsung • NEC • … more (LG BenQ Motorola? just announced at 3GSM) (LG, BenQ, • Operators • NTT DoCoMo (Flash Cast) • KDDI • Vodafone KK • T-Mobile (News Express) • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 9
  • 10. Some Flash Lite enabled phones BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 10
  • 11. Sample Flash Lite Content Content you can create with Flash Lite 1.1 • 2006, All content Copyright Scott Janousek & Alessandro Pace BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 11
  • 12. Adobe Flash Lite Exchange (1.1 content) BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 12
  • 13. Mobile Challenges Mobile design and development is NOT desktop only “smaller” • Considerations: • Screen size (176x208, 320x208,320x240, etc) • Color Depth • Connectivity • Security y • CPU / Memory • Usability • Bandwidth • No device uniformity - feature set divergence • Deployment, distribution, selling content • Aggregators, OTA, network operators, viral, other methods … gg g • Mobile economies outside APAC • Europe … US? • There is exists a “diversity of mobile needs” throughout the world y g • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 13
  • 14. Flash Mobile Emulator Flash Mobile Emulator is part of Flash 8 Professional • Download Flash Lite 2 Update • Allows you to develop & test device content directly within Flash IDE! • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 14
  • 15. Flash Lite 1.1 vs. Flash Lite 2.0 Flash Lite 1.1 • Flash 4/5 “Hybrid” • Pre AS 1.0 Flash 4 ActionScript .. tellTarget, setProperty, etc. • Limited feature set • Performance • Flash Lite 2.0 • Flash 7 • ActionScript 2.0 support (partial) • More powerful feature set • Performance versus 1.1? No official benchmarks (yet) • 2.0 is not perfect. Still in Beta! • Report all bugs t the M bil E i R t ll b to th Mobile Engineering T i Team at Ad b t Adobe • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 15
  • 16. Flash Lite 2.0 is BETA Software! Flash Lite 2.0 is BETA Software! BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 16
  • 17. Flash Lite 2.0 Feature Set XML • New FSCommand2 • Device Video • Key Object • Mobile Shared Objects • System.capabilities • Drawing API • OOP • Text enhancements • Functions • Dynamic asset loading • … and more ! IMPORTANT NOTES: • Flash Lite 2 ActionScript is NOT desktop ActionScript 2 0 ! 2.0 • Flash Lite 2 is partially AS 2.0 compliant • Think Mobile! Simplicity = K I S S … Components just aren’t going to work! K.I.S.S aren t BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 17
  • 18. Flash Lite 2 Architecture BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 18
  • 19. What Flash Lite 2.0 Doesn’t Do Some Flash Lite Features NOT available in 2.0 • No .FLV playback - only device video supported • Some AS 2 classes N/A - only partial AS 2 support • No XMLSocket - must still use “polling” methods • No communication between Flash Media Server • No Flash Remoting/AMF Support - use LoadVars, LoadVariables, XML object • No support for CSS with TextFields • Masking with device fonts • Bitmap smoothing while rendering at high quality • For more limitations … check the docs! • Mobile is a different ballgame. Not every desktop feature makes sense in it! • Adobe doesn’t want to “bloat” the Flash Lite player with complication (yet) • Overall, 2.0 is a step forward in the evolution of Flash Lite • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 19
  • 20. Flash Lite 2.0 versus competitors J2ME, Python, C++, BREW, others … • How does Flash Lite 2.0 compare? • Pros - powerful, low learning curve, media rich feature set, rapid development • Cons - not preinstalled on devices yet - still in beta • What is 1.1 good at? g • Wallpapers, ringtones, games, etc. • What are people doing with Flash Lite 2.0? • T ti Testing, proof of concepts, apps, games, demos, no one aggregating content yet ff t d ti ttt • Speculation: FL 2.0 will be useful for? • business apps, games, custom UI’s • everything in 1.1 ecospace only “better”, easier to build • Media rich applications (images, video, sound) • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 20
  • 21. Should I learn 1.1 … when 2.0 is out? 2.0 is out … 1.1 is dead, right? • Wishful thinking, but answer is No! • Why? Wh ? • 1.1 is just now getting preinstalled on devices • 1.1 is a smaller footprint and can be installed on more devices • 1.1 content is huge in APAC region (specifically Japan) • There are no preinstalled 2.0 devices at this time. Optimistic: 2006, Realistic 2007 • There are monetary reasons for knowing 1.1. Developing, maintaining, fixing existing • content = basic ecosystem for 1 1 1.1 1.1 is a great stepping stone to designing and developing for mobile - there is a • lower entry barrier 2.0 is still “experimental”, meaning it is on the labs = Beta experimental , • 1.1 is still important in the Flash Mobile Platform. Don’t dismiss it just yet! • Our recommendation … learn 1.1 and 2.0 • Flash Lite Mobile Developer Certification = Flash Lite 1.1 • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 21
  • 22. Flash Lite 2.0 Feature Set Walkthrough and Demos BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 22
  • 23. Obligatory Hello World Example //-- hello world example createTextField( quot;helloworld_txtquot;, this.getNextHighestDepth(), 0, 0, 100, 10 ); helloworld_txt.text = quot;hello world!quot;; trace( helloworld_txt.text ); This could be achieved in 1.1 - using setProperties(), assign vars, etc • … so nothing new … thi However, being able to set text properties on the helloworld_txt • dynamic instance IS new. //-- access to textfield object and properties helloworld_txt.textColor = 0x000000; Easier to manage ( y g (dynamic) text instances now ) • size, textColor, textExtent, etc • We talk about FL 2.0 text enhancements later … • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 23
  • 24. Key Object Detecting device key events in 1.1 versus 2.0 • In 1.1 … resorted to using the “keycatcher” buttons • FL 2.0 = we now have the Key object! • Key object, addListener, Key.UP, etc. • this.onKeyDown = function() { //-- k event handling } thi KD f ti () // key t h dli • Key.addListener( this ); • SoftKeys ( y (LSK/RSK) MUST be 2.0 compliant. UDLR - 1.1 via keycatcher ) p y • Assign Key object to: • _root • movieclip • listener object • use onEnterFrame and isDown() event • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 24
  • 25. Device Key Examples Uses directional keys (ULDR) to move character around • Vertical Shooter Type Game • FL 2.0 hitTest() method … 1.1 = custom conditional logic • Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 25
  • 26. Device Video in 2.0 3GP, 3GP2, MPEG-4 Video = Mobile “video standards” • 1.1 - launch external player to play .3gp video files or “fake” video with .jpg’s • Device Video introduced in 2.0 … No native playback support (.FLV, etc)! • FL2 = Video Object (partial support) • Video.play(), Vid Vid l () Video.pause() are new commands () d • Embed video into swf or load video for playback • “Bundled” Video - video vid play( “symbol://myvideo1 vid” ); Bundled video_vid.play( symbol://myvideo1_vid • NOTE: You must have QuickTime installed to test within Mobile Emulator! • video_vid.play( “myvideo.3gp” ) video_vid.play( “fil // id id l ( “file://myvideo.3pg” ) id 3 ” ); video_vid.play( “http://www.macromedia.com/ocean.3pg” ); //-- ??? Video in under 10 minutes - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 26
  • 27. Device Video Not all devices support codec: System.capabilities.videoMIMETypes[ ] • if ( System.capabilities.videoMIMETypes[ “video/3gpp” ] ) { //-- blah } Video object in FL2 FL2: • video.play(), video.stop(), video.pause(), video.resume(), video.close() Things that don’t work: • video.attachVideo(), video.clear(), video.deblocking(), video.height, video.width, video._visible, can’t adjust volume External video – use rtsp:// protocol, carrier/firewall issues • Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 27
  • 28. Follow up on Device Video Device video is a great new feature … but not perfect yet • FL 2.0 Video Limitations • No rotating or skewing of video • No synchronization with timeline • No compositing or blending video with other assets • No sound control for video playback • Simultaneous video playback = BAD • The old quality versus size dilemma • Can’t load massive video files (keep them small) • Loading external http:// bound videos is complicated: Operator support, open ports (RTSP), • bandwidth Looking forward to having streaming .flv sometime in the future • Flash M di S Fl h Media Server + Flash Lite in FL 3.0? Wh k Fl h Lit i 3 0? Who knows! ! • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 28
  • 29. Sound in Flash Lite 2.0 Flash 1.1: device sounds, embedding sounds in .swfs and using loadMovie() • Flash Lite 2.0 = Sound Object • Native s De ice Sound Nati e vs. Device So nd • Sound Bundler Tool (.fls files) • We now have access to: • loadSound(), attachSound(), new Sound(), setPan(), setTransform(), properties, etc • Device audio (MIDI, Mfi, MP3) • System.capabilities.AudioMIMETypes[ ] - array contains all supported y y y • Device Audio Synchronization with animation: _forceframerate • No streaming with loaded sounds, ONLY event sounds • Challenges and li it ti Ch ll d limitations with A di ( .mp3 native, no speech codec, ith Audio (no 3 ti hd • matching sample rates) Sound Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 29
  • 30. Simple MP3 Player Build a simple MP3 player for a device in less than 10 minutes! • Uses Sound object • Supports stop, play, and replay functionality • Pulls ID3 tag data and displays info • MP3 Player Walkthrough - DEMO • Is a fully fledged iTunes p y g possible? Not y , p yet, possibly next release? y • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 30
  • 31. BREAK BREAK ( Meet back here in 10 minutes ) Questions in the meantime? BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 31
  • 32. Mobile Shared Objects (MSO) With FL 1.1 had to use write2file.exe or other 3rd party software to • load/save persistent data to device FL 2.0 = Shared object … think “super” cookie 20 super • MSO = Flash Shared Objects with some differences • Limitations and distinctions: • MSO size • Other swf’s cannot access data • Must M t use a listener object t report back after saving data li t bj t to t b k ft i dt • MSO don’t work in your device “inbox” (read-only) • Can store basic Flash objects: Numbers, Strings, Boolean, Arrays, etc j g y • Effective uses for MSO’s … what to store, when • Some devices support their own persistent data. iriver u10 has it’s own • device API (Flash Lite 1.1). 1 1) BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 32
  • 33. MSO Example Simple Color save example • Cycle through random colors and last hex color is saved to MSO • Code Code Walkthrough - DEMO • XD Team has a short tutorial up at their blog • MSO’s are good for saving preferences and similar data • Other uses? … trial based apps … username/password, stock quote • data, high scores for a g ,g game, etc. , BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 33
  • 34. MSO Methods and Properties Very similar to desktop Shared Objects • var myMSO:SharedObject = sharedObject.getLocal( “message” ) y j j g ( g ); SharedObject.addListener( “message”, messageLoaded ); function messageLoaded( myMSO:SharedObject ):Void { message_txt.text = ( myMSO.getSize != 0 ) ? myMSO.data.message : “”; } Oth methods and properties: Other th d d ti • .data (remove .data and you have “non-permanent” vars in MSO) • .getLocal(), .getSize(), .clear(), .flush(), .getMaxSize(), onStatus(), addListener(), • removeListener() Use delete statement to remove variables from an MSO: • delete myMSO.data.message; BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 34
  • 35. C'est la Vie … tellTarget() .. finally, full path targeting 1.1 = tellTarget() type Flash 4 addressing of movieclip assets. • tellTarget( “/mymovie_mc” ) { //-- blah } FL 2.0 = AS2 = full dot syntax compatibility! 20 f ll d t t tibilit ! • _root.mymovie_mc.setHeader( “test”); _root.mymovie_mc._alpha = 50; _parent.mymovie_mc._alpha = 100; this._alpha = 0; Everything works as expected: y g p • this. syntax, _root, _parent, _lockroot • You can now target button instances on the timeline • Remember that deep nesting of movieclips is still not so great an idea • Always keep in mind you are developing for mobile .. so every bit of • memory counts y MovieClip object! • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 35
  • 36. XML with Flash Lite 2.0 Very close to desktop API (consult API docs) • var myXML_xml:XML = new XML( “<test/>” ); trace( myXML_xml.childNodes[0].nodeName ); //-- etc, etc Limitations • Memory - keep XML small • Want to keep XML “light” and “sparse” • External XML based webservices and data! • myXML_xml.load( “test.xml” ); XML versus using flat text files • If you are using just 1 value … does it make sense to store XML? • Anything y can store in XML, y could also store in text file! y g you you • Benefits for code reuse between 1.1 and 2.0 content? • Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 36
  • 37. SetInterval • Essentially same as desktop Flash //-- using setInterval to display some text
 var numbersAreBad_str:String = quot;4 8 15 16 23 42nquot;; _ g for ( var i:Number = 0; i < 3; i++ ) { numbersAreBad_str += numbersAreBad_str; } var numbersID = setInterval( displayNumbers, 50 ); var count_num:Number = 0; function displayNumbers():Void { badnumbers_txt.text = numbersAreBad_str.substring( 0,count_num ); if ( ++count_num > numbersAreBad_str.length ) { count_num = 0; } } • Use setInterval for: delaying actions simulating a “pause” replacing a 1.1 frame based loop • Intervals below 50 milliseconds … Performance! • Walkthrough - DEMO BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 37
  • 38. Drawing API Very close to Desktop Flash Drawing API • Not everything is supported • Limitations: Limitations • Performance (CPU), Memory (RAM) • Remember devices don’t handle gradients too well • Applications in FL 2.0 • Dynamic charts • Custom UI • Games • More! • o onEnterFrame() + Drawing API = ? e a e() a g • Peter Baird’s “Stock Chart Viewer” • Best undocumented feature of Flash Lite 2.0? • Walkthroughs - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 38
  • 39. Dynamic Asset Loading Sound, graphics, video • FL 2.0 now has MovieClipLoader object. Previously 1.1 only had • LoadMovie/LoadMovieNum L dM i /L dM i N attachMovie() and createEmptyMovieClip now exists also. Previously • only duplicateMovieClip and “static” holder clips. y Loading of .jpg, .gif, .png, .swf now possible. No longer restricted to • .swf jpg embedding workaround videoMimeType, audioMimeType and imageMimeType arrays • Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 39
  • 40. Loading Dynamic Images In 1.1, loading images was done by embedding graphics/assets into • external .swf’s and using loadMovie() Flash Lite 2.0 Fl h Lit 2 0 now i t d introduces i image support f .gif, .jpg, .png, .swf t for: if j f • and supported device formats. System.capabilities.imageMIMETypes[ ] y g y • if ( System.capabilties.imageMIMETypes[ “image/png” ]) { //-- blah } image_mc.loadMovie( “image1.jpg” ); • Limitations: Li it ti • 1.1 - one asset load per frame • 2.0 - You can now load up to 5 images per frame (with 10 open • connections possible) MovieClipLoader object is now available as well • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 40
  • 41. Text enhancements 1.1 very restrictive in text usage: only static, dynamic, input text, scrolling text • FL 2.0 = TextField objects • var mytextField:textField = this.createTextField( “test txt”, this.getHighestDepth(), 0, 0, 100, 20 ); test_txt , 2.0 introduces a version of TextFormat object (partial support) • Ability to dynamically change (some) font properties • Unicode Text Encoding = multi-lingual support = G Globalization • Limitations: • “Flash Type” not supported • Text f T t formatting only supports: color, size, bold, it li tti l t l i b ld italic • Device text cannot be masked, used as a mask, or rendered with transparency • No CSS support • Flash components: label, textarea, textinput not supported • Textfield and textformat objects partially supported • Partial support for HTML formatting and textformat properties • Other limitations … • Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 41
  • 42. FSCommand2 FSCommand is an API for Flash and the “outside world” • Allows you to make external calls from within Flash • fscommand( “FullScreen”, true ) ( ); FSCommand2 is a new API specifically for Flash Lite • status = fsCommand2( “setSoftKeys”, “left”, “right” ); //-- 1.1 and 2.0 command Flash Lite 2.0 adds to existing fsCommand2 set with the following additions: • //-- extends the backlight for x seconds, so it stays on longer status = fsCommand2( “ExtendBacklightDuration”, 45 ); //-- by default, focus rect is yellow as on desktop _focusrect = true; status = fsCommand2( “setFocusRectColor”, 255, 0, 0 ); You can also set more than two softkeys in Flash (up to 11) • See Flash Lite documentation for all commands available … • Not all fscommands are supported across all devices pp • Device capability matrix • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 42
  • 43. Flash Lite 2.0 Error Codes Even after rigorous device certification, errors can and do happen • • New errors codes … they are different than 1.1 codes //-- Flash Lite 2 Errors 1: Out of memory 2: Stack limit reached 3: Corrupt SWF data 4: ActionScript stuck 5: (there is no error code) ( ) 6: Bad image data 7: Bad sound data 8: Root movie unloaded 9: (there is no error code) 10: 10 URL too long tl 11: Insufficient memory to decode image 12: Corrupt SVG data 13: Insufficient memory to load URL 14: Problem Loading URL (?) ob e oad g U ( ) Try and catch statements work … but what’s the point? • Errors non-graceful - errors fail through to device for display • Better B tt error h dli in next release of Flash Lite would be nice handling i tl f Fl h Lit ld b i • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 43
  • 44. Object Oriented Programming for Flash Lite 2.0 1.1 meant a Flash 4/5 hybrid model … tellTarget(), etc • 2.0 = AS 2.0 objects • var myObject_obj:Object = new Object(); Obj t bj Obj t Obj t() myObject_obj.x = 0; var myObject2_obj:Object = { x: 0 } Strict D t T i St i t Data Typing now possible: ibl • var myNumber_num:Number = 0; //-- must be a number Procedure vs. Object Based programming • Just because you can … doesn’t mean you always should! • Object oriented programming in FL 2.0 (mention Talbot’s talk) • Hybrid Flash Lite 1.1/AS 2.0 approach? • Use Arrays instead of Objects for storage • Walkthrough - DEMO • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 44
  • 45. “Ball Drop” Size 11k • Click and to drop the the ball from a random coordinate • Tween class (AS 2.0) – using objects • Device vs. Desktop … “fluidity” … how well does this perform? • Doing this in 1.1 would involve using a few more “tricks” • Walkthrough • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 45
  • 46. Flash Lite 2.0 “Best Practices” Most 1.1 practices still valid • Download the Flash Lite 1.1 Reference Sheet • http://www.scottjanousek.com/downloads/fl_onesheet/fl_onesheet.pdf htt // ttj k /d l d /fl h t/fl h t df Adobe Lab’s FL 2.0 Best Practices • http://labs.macromedia.com/wiki/index.php/Flash_Lite “Developing Flash Lite 2.0 applications” and “Getting Started with • Flash Lite” documentation Sample Content provided … other people’s work, blogs • “Trial and Error” on devices • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 46
  • 47. Flash Lite 2.0 - What’s in the “pipeline”? Flash Lite 2.0 still in Beta … more testing/fixing to do? • More sophisticated content possible than previously in 1.1 • Content that takes advantage of the new dynamic media loading • features, video, sound, etc. Applications that “remember” settings preferences etc Subtle remember settings, preferences, etc. • features to add more easily New devices on horizon that need a custom FL 2.0 based UI? • Pushing more manufacturers to get Flash Lite 2.0 preinstalled onto • devices Thinking about Flash Lite 2 0 more as part of Flash Platform and not 2.0 • just an afterthought Flash Lite 2.0 enabled phones and devices !? • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 47
  • 48. NEIA Mobile Guide Ongoing mobile project for NEIA students to get involved in … • Building using Flash Lite either 1.1 or 2.0 • Student credit? … portfolio piece for students • Looking for content, graphics, video • Interested in helping to create this? • Contact Scott Janousek • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 48
  • 49. Summary Lots of 1.1 preinstalled phones to hitting the market ! • Nokia 6120 (1.1) Sony Ericsson W900i (1.1) Iriver u10 FL 2.0 is a step in the right direction • Flash Lite 2.0 pre-installed devices = 2007? • Lots of deals for Adobe (BenQ/Motorola?/LG) at recent 3GSM conference • Is 2006 the year for (flash) mobile? • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 49
  • 50. Thinking Ahead What is the roadmap for Flash Lite? • Desktop Flash and Flash Lite convergence … 2007, 2008? • FL 3.0? - no announcement yet. Likely 2007-2008 • MMI - man/machine interface • Mobile + Flex? … “not a product yet” • Flash Media Server and mobile media integration? (Japan only?) • Resituate Pocket PC Flash? Flash 7 based PPC Flash?? • More sophisticated mobile ecosystem for Flash Lite • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 50
  • 51. Q&A What are your questions? BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 51
  • 52. Resources and Information Flash 8 Professional - http://www.macromedia.com/flash8 • Flash Mobile @ Adobe - http://mobile.macromedia.com/ • Flash Mobile group - http://www.flashmobilegroup.org • Flash Mobile Forum - http://www flashmobileforum org/ http://www.flashmobileforum.org/ • Yahoo Flash Mailing List (FlashLite@yahoogroups.com) • Flash 2 Mobile Update - http://labs.macromedia.com/ • Scott Janousek - http://www.scottjanousek.com/blog/ • Alessandro Pace - http://www.biskero.org/ • Flash Lit Exchange ! Fl h Lite E h • If you are a developer and want to get a free Flash Lite 2.0 player … go to the labs site, or send an email to Bill Perry: bperry AT adobe.com BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 52
  • 53. Where do I get started? Adobe Flash 8 Professional • 1.1 or 2.0 development? • Flash Lite 2.0 Update from Adobe Labs Site • http://labs.macromedia.com/ • Flash Lite 2.0 Player from the Adobe Store ($10 … or free if you link to • it from the labs site?) Flash Lite 2.0 Authoring guidelines, p gg , prebundled documentation, , • sample code, and tutorials. Flash Lite 2.0 capable phone • … check the supported devices page at: http://mobile.macromedia.com/ • An idea and some time to implement it … • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 53
  • 54. Thank you! Slides will be available shortly! • Special th k t S i l thanks to: • NEIA (New England Institute of Art) - http://www.aii.edu/ • BFPUG (Boston Flash Platform User Group) - http://www.bfpug.com/ • Project-a-phone - http://www.project-a-phone.com/ • Adobe Flash Mobile Group – http://www.flashmobilegroup.org • Adobe Mobile Team - http://mobile.adobe.com/ • For more questions, comments, etc, send email to: • scott AT scottjanousek.com or biskero AT gmail.com j g • BFPUG - Flash Lite 2.0 54