Andrew Phelps
Director, RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity
Professor & Founder, School of Interac...
We MAKE Things.
(Games. Apps. Software. Hands. Libraries. Etc.)
We EDUCATE by publicly exploring what (and how) we MAKE.
(Students, Faculty, Staff, Community, Public)
University
Research
Commercial
Production
So… Flash?
…isn’t that dead?
Our emerging student engineers ARE GREAT, but
tend to:
a)Be US culture/install centric
b)Focus initially on hype over prot...
So really,
a) We’re caught in a transition period (like always)
b)Content > technology
c) There are proven technologies on...
andy@magic.rit.edu | magic.rit.edu | @ritmagic
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Chris Campbell | Product Manager & Customer Ad...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Flash Player Stats
Over 95% of personal comput...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Adobe AIR Stats
Built with AIR 3.8 and higher:...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Runtime Compatibility
Compatibility
 Adobe is...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Release Schedule
Releases occur every second T...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Features
 Improvements for responsive design
...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Adobe AIR on Intel® Based Android
• AIR provid...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Intel is aggressively enabling Android
tablets...
© 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
Flash Player Updates
Do you have a difficult t...
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Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe
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A panel at the 2014 Adobe Education Leader Institute at the heart of Adobe’s corporate headquarters in San Jose, California – with; Joseph Labrecque of the University of Denver, Andrew Phelps of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Chris Campbell of Adobe Systems Inc.

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Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe

  1. 1. Andrew Phelps Director, RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity Professor & Founder, School of Interactive Games & Media Rochester Institute of Technology Adobe Education Leader | Partner by Design Board Member magic.rit.edu | andysgi.rit.edu | @RITMAGIC
  2. 2. We MAKE Things. (Games. Apps. Software. Hands. Libraries. Etc.)
  3. 3. We EDUCATE by publicly exploring what (and how) we MAKE. (Students, Faculty, Staff, Community, Public)
  4. 4. University Research Commercial Production
  5. 5. So… Flash? …isn’t that dead?
  6. 6. Our emerging student engineers ARE GREAT, but tend to: a)Be US culture/install centric b)Focus initially on hype over prototype c)Start coding before they have a plan d)Prioritize the device they have in hand e)All of the above It’s our job to fix this. That’s what education is.
  7. 7. So really, a) We’re caught in a transition period (like always) b)Content > technology c) There are proven technologies on the ground d)There are new experimental models e)Markets are fragmenting across devices That’s the world our students are entering. That’s the world we have to prepare them for.
  8. 8. andy@magic.rit.edu | magic.rit.edu | @ritmagic
  9. 9. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Chris Campbell | Product Manager & Customer Advocate ccampbel@adobe.com - @liquidate Flash Runtime 2014
  10. 10. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Flash Player Stats Over 95% of personal computers have Flash Player installed Over half a billion computers check in with Adobe’s update servers daily Flash Player comes preinstalled on all new Windows and Chromebook systems Bundled with all Google Chrome browsers
  11. 11. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Adobe AIR Stats Built with AIR 3.8 and higher: 311,000 unique applications 1.8 billion application installs and updates
  12. 12. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Runtime Compatibility Compatibility  Adobe is committed to supporting future versions of operating systems and browsers
  13. 13. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Release Schedule Releases occur every second Tuesday of the month  Major feature bearing releases once a quarter  Bug and security updates monthly if required 5/14 6/14 7/14 8/14 9/14 10/14 11/14 12/14 1/15 2/15 3/15 4/15 5/15 6/15 Flash 13Flash 14 Flash 15 Flash 16 Flash 17 Flash 18
  14. 14. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Features  Improvements for responsive design  Huge improvements for 3D graphics  Faster compilation times  Improvements to Flash Player distribution  New platform support – Intel Android  PPAPI Support  And more!
  15. 15. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Adobe AIR on Intel® Based Android • AIR provides education publishers a path to extend the use of their Flash content on Android • Protects your digital curriculum investment • Key to unlocking publishers’ vast digital curriculum resources for use on Android tablets 25
  16. 16. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Intel is aggressively enabling Android tablets for the classroom • Emphasis is on affordability, performance, and battery life • Working with large and small manufacturers worldwide to make these tablets available now • Enabling the move to digital educational content in the classroom 26
  17. 17. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Flash Player Updates Do you have a difficult time keeping Flash Player secure and up to date? Helpful Info to make your life easier -http://adobe.ly/1objrVA
  18. 18. © 2014 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.

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