Flash Lite 3
NEXT GENERATION FLASH MOBILE
      with Scott Janousek


BFPUG (Boston Flash Platform User Group)
   Oct. 24,...
INTRO
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3           3   3
Me
•   SOME INFO

    •   Boston Based

    •   Working with desktop Flash for 6 years

    •   Blogging About Flash (Mobi...
(Partial) Flash Lite Content Portfolio
You
• HOW MANY OF YOU:
 • ... are Flashers?
 • ... have never touched Flash?
 • ... are mobile professionals?
 • ... have ...
Agenda

• FLASH LITE 3 OVERVIEW
• FLASH MOBILE TOOLS
• VIDEO WITH FLASH LITE
• DEMOS
• RESOURCES, LINKS, AND
 SUMMARY
FLASH LITE 3
 OVERVIEW
    3

        3
                    3
3           3   3
What is Flash Lite?
• MOBILE RUN-TIME
 • Flash player optimized for Mobile and
    Consumer Electronic Devices!
• PLATFORM...
Content Types
• Currently:
 • Standalone/Application
 • Browser
 • Screen savers & Wallpapers
 • Many more ... (depends on...
Flash Lite Player Evolution
•   MOBILE PLAYER VERSIONS

    •   1.0 - (cute) animations

    •   1.1 - API + data

    •  ...
Flash Lite 3 Features
• PARTIAL FEATURE SET
 • Flash 8 Player
 • 25 - 30% Performance Gain *
 • Native FLV (Flash Video) S...
Flash Lite 3 Architecture
  Flash Lite 2 with some improvements
Player Limitations
                      Feature                               Supported?
           Filters (Blur, drop s...
Flash Lite 3 Security
Flash 8 Security model has been implemented!
      Local File Security

                            ...
Flash Lite 3 - Who
• Who (OEM, operators, etc) has publicly
  announced licensing the Flash Lite 3.0
  Player (as of Octob...
Flash Lite 3 - When?
• Flash Lite 3 Developer Player Now
     • Must have an Nokia N95 (right now)
     • Email: mobiledev...
FLASH MOBILE
   TOOLS
     3

         3
                     3
 3           3   3
Flash Mobile Toolset
• Authoring = Adobe (Flash) CS3


• Testing = Adobe Device Central          , also:
  Nokia Emulator,...
CS3 Mobile Work Flow
VIDEO
WITH FLASH LITE
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          3
                      3
  3           3   3
Flash Lite Video Evolution

Flash Lite   Video Support                Method

   1.0             None                     ...
Video with Flash Lite 3
• FLV (Flash Video)
• Supported Codecs:
   • ON2 VP6
   • Sorenson Spark
• Supported Types:
 • Emb...
DEMOS
    3

        3
                    3
3           3   3
Video Examples with FL3
Chumby

•   Consumer Electronic Device

•   Non-Portable (sits on desktop)

•   Linux based (Open Source)

•   Wifi Enabled...
Chumby (cont)
• Chumby RSS Reader
• Flash Lite 3.0
 • (Flash 8 + ActionScript 2.0)
• Let’s take a look at this example ...
Flash Lite - Case Study
• WSJ Financial News Application
• Flash Lite 2.1
• “iPhone”-like User Experience
• Target Platfor...
Flash Lite - Case Study (cont.)




  UI by maxmediacorp.com, backend data from:
RESOURCES, LINKS,
 AND SUMMARY
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Useful Links
•   Adobe Flash Mobile

    •   http://www.adobe.com/mobile

•   Getting Started with Flash Lite

    •   htt...
Announcements
• SWX Contest (Flash Lite 2.x)



• Playyoo.com Flash Lite Game Contest

• Mobile Internet World (Boston)
 •...
Q &A
•   Questions about Flash Lite (3)?

•   General “Mobile” Questions

•   Shy? More Resources:

    •   Flash Lite Yah...
Getting Started!
• I don’t know where to start!
 • http://www.adobe.com/go/4it
 • “Getting Started with Flash Lite” PDF
 •...
Contact Info
• EMAIL
 • scott {@} scottjanousek {.} com
• LINKS
 • www.scottjanousek.com/blog/
 • scottjanousek.mobi
 • ww...
Thank you, Boston.
      Go Sox!
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Among topics, Scott will cover:

- What is Flash Lite? - An overview
- Flash Lite Player Evolution
- What’s new? - Flash Lite 3 Features
- Adobe Flash CS3 Mobile Workflow and Toolset
- Walkthrough and Demo(s)
- Q&A

Scott Janousek is Technical Director of Hooken Mobile. Hooken Mobile provides consulting, training, as well as application, game, and content generation services to those looking to utilize Flash within the mobile landscape.

For more detailed information on Scott and his community efforts, please see: http://www.scottjanousek.com/About.html, or his blog at: http://www.scottjanousek.com/blog/

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Flash Lite 3 - Next Generation Flash Mobile

  1. 1. Flash Lite 3 NEXT GENERATION FLASH MOBILE with Scott Janousek BFPUG (Boston Flash Platform User Group) Oct. 24, 2007 - 7:00 - 8:00 pm, NEIA www.bfpug.com
  2. 2. INTRO 3 3 3 3 3 3
  3. 3. Me • SOME INFO • Boston Based • Working with desktop Flash for 6 years • Blogging About Flash (Mobile) for 4 years • Working with Flash Lite 1.1, 2.x, 3.0 • Adobe Certified Flash Lite Training Instructor • CoAuthor, “Foundation Flash Applications for Mobile Devices” • My Company: • Full Bio: http://www.scottjanousek.com/About.html
  4. 4. (Partial) Flash Lite Content Portfolio
  5. 5. You • HOW MANY OF YOU: • ... are Flashers? • ... have never touched Flash? • ... are mobile professionals? • ... have created content using Flash Lite? • ... are interested in Flash on the iPhone? • ... are waiting for Flex on mobile?
  6. 6. Agenda • FLASH LITE 3 OVERVIEW • FLASH MOBILE TOOLS • VIDEO WITH FLASH LITE • DEMOS • RESOURCES, LINKS, AND SUMMARY
  7. 7. FLASH LITE 3 OVERVIEW 3 3 3 3 3 3
  8. 8. What is Flash Lite? • MOBILE RUN-TIME • Flash player optimized for Mobile and Consumer Electronic Devices! • PLATFORM • Tools = Flash CS3 + Device Central • Flash Lite Products now exist: • Flash Cast, Flash Home, Kuneri Lite, Janus, SWF2Go, and others! • Ecosystems now exist in many regions!
  9. 9. Content Types • Currently: • Standalone/Application • Browser • Screen savers & Wallpapers • Many more ... (depends on device/region) • Flash Lite 3: • Video based Content Types ? • TBD
  10. 10. Flash Lite Player Evolution • MOBILE PLAYER VERSIONS • 1.0 - (cute) animations • 1.1 - API + data • 2.0 - API + media + data (multifaceted) • 2.1 - API + media + data (multifaceted) • 3.0 - API + media + data + mobile web (multifaceted) • Future ... More addressable handsets? Flash Player desktop/device convergence driven by mobile web?
  11. 11. Flash Lite 3 Features • PARTIAL FEATURE SET • Flash 8 Player • 25 - 30% Performance Gain * • Native FLV (Flash Video) Support • Improved Web Browsability • Integrated Authoring Environment • Multiplatform Support
  12. 12. Flash Lite 3 Architecture Flash Lite 2 with some improvements
  13. 13. Player Limitations Feature Supported? Filters (Blur, drop shadow, etc.) No Blend modes (add, subtract, multiply, etc.) No Enhanced Strokes (miter, square, etc.) No CSS Support, <img> tag, Text as Link, WMode, No _target setTimeout No Encoding per pixel alpha - Flash 8 video No (ON2 VP6) Bitmap caching, movieClip.attachBitMap() No Local Connection Not yet (3.x point release) Flash.Geom object No Flash Remoting No (use SWX! www.swxformat.org) • Why Limitations on Devices? • Memory overhead, performance issues, player fragmentation across platforms/devices, etc.
  14. 14. Flash Lite 3 Security Flash 8 Security model has been implemented! Local File Security Sandbox of Accessing SWF (On the Device) Sandbox of Local with Local with Local Trusted Accessed SWF File System Networking Local with File System Local with Networking Local Trusted Remote Load not allowed Load allowed Load allowed Cross-script req. permission Cross-script allowed 1 2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
  15. 15. Flash Lite 3 - Who • Who (OEM, operators, etc) has publicly announced licensing the Flash Lite 3.0 Player (as of October 2007):
  16. 16. Flash Lite 3 - When? • Flash Lite 3 Developer Player Now • Must have an Nokia N95 (right now) • Email: mobiledeveloper@adobe.com • When will Flash Lite 3 ship on devices? • Chumby = NOW • Nokia Handsets = Q1 2008 • Other OEMS = 2008
  17. 17. FLASH MOBILE TOOLS 3 3 3 3 3 3
  18. 18. Flash Mobile Toolset • Authoring = Adobe (Flash) CS3 • Testing = Adobe Device Central , also: Nokia Emulator, BREW Simulator • Extending = , , Janus • Deploying = , Janus
  19. 19. CS3 Mobile Work Flow
  20. 20. VIDEO WITH FLASH LITE 3 3 3 3 3 3
  21. 21. Flash Lite Video Evolution Flash Lite Video Support Method 1.0 None N/A 1.1 “Simulated Video” JPG Sequence on timeline 2.x Device Video Local Playback, HTTP, RTSP FLV (Embedded, Local 3.0 Native Flash Video Playback, HTTP, RTMP)
  22. 22. Video with Flash Lite 3 • FLV (Flash Video) • Supported Codecs: • ON2 VP6 • Sorenson Spark • Supported Types: • Embedded (swf) • Progressive (http) • Streaming (rtmp)
  23. 23. DEMOS 3 3 3 3 3 3
  24. 24. Video Examples with FL3
  25. 25. Chumby • Consumer Electronic Device • Non-Portable (sits on desktop) • Linux based (Open Source) • Wifi Enabled • “Widgets” • chumby.com widget portal • Flash Lite 3.0!
  26. 26. Chumby (cont) • Chumby RSS Reader • Flash Lite 3.0 • (Flash 8 + ActionScript 2.0) • Let’s take a look at this example ...
  27. 27. Flash Lite - Case Study • WSJ Financial News Application • Flash Lite 2.1 • “iPhone”-like User Experience • Target Platforms: • Windows Mobile 5/6 • Device(s): • HTC “Family” • Touch Screen
  28. 28. Flash Lite - Case Study (cont.) UI by maxmediacorp.com, backend data from:
  29. 29. RESOURCES, LINKS, AND SUMMARY 3 3 3 3 3 3
  30. 30. Useful Links • Adobe Flash Mobile • http://www.adobe.com/mobile • Getting Started with Flash Lite • http://www.adobe.com/go/4it/ • Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) • http://www.adobe.com/devnet/ • Flash Lite 3 ADC Articles • youtube + FLV video, progressive flv • Flash Lite 3 - Player Requests (must have N95) • http://www.adobe.com/products/flashlite/developer_edition/
  31. 31. Announcements • SWX Contest (Flash Lite 2.x) • Playyoo.com Flash Lite Game Contest • Mobile Internet World (Boston) • http://www.mobilenetx.com/
  32. 32. Q &A • Questions about Flash Lite (3)? • General “Mobile” Questions • Shy? More Resources: • Flash Lite Yahoo Mailing List • www.flashmobilegroup.org • www.flashlite.org • Adobe Flash Mobile Forums • Adobe e-seminar (www.flashdevices.net) • WWW.FLASHMOBILEBOOK.COM
  33. 33. Getting Started! • I don’t know where to start! • http://www.adobe.com/go/4it • “Getting Started with Flash Lite” PDF • Foundation Flash Applications For Mobile Devices (Friends of ED, ISBN: 1-59059-558-0) • Total Training Flash Lite 2.x DVD • www.flashmobilegroup.org • Contact Scott Janousek for Flash Lite 1.x, 2.x, and 3.0 training
  34. 34. Contact Info • EMAIL • scott {@} scottjanousek {.} com • LINKS • www.scottjanousek.com/blog/ • scottjanousek.mobi • www.flashmobilebook.com • frame27.blogspot.com • www.hookenmobile.com
  35. 35. Thank you, Boston. Go Sox!

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