Mar 19, 2008

Once upon a time there was an iPhone born....

And then the Flash on iPhone news never ceased to disappear. The latest to appear this morning was that Adobe has already started development of the Flash Player for the Apple iPhone. This revelation was made yesterday by Adobe's chief executive officer, Shantanu Narayen during a conference call.

"We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to the iPhone. We have evaluated (the software developer tools) and we think we can develop an iPhone Flash player ourselves." Shantanu is said to have said.

Well, after all is said, it will be worthwhile waiting for the player only once an official press release is made. Till then its best to work on all the other devices, handhelds and consumer electronics that Flash currently supports.

Read directly from the sources - Engadget and AppleInsider



Mar 18, 2008

Flash Lite interviews on

(Via Ryan Stewart) recently released two interviews related to Flash Lite.

The first is with Rhett Woods, director of Mobile Expression at Adobe, who talks about the cool stuff that the technology can do along with some videos. The second is with Briank Frank, of the Mobile Applications and Solutions at Adobe, who talks about the history and growth of the Flash Lite technology.

Both videos are worth checking out!



iPhone Trivia

Apparently the most expensive iPhone is ready for sale for a whopping 120,000 euros!!! Sure you are wondering what makes the phone so expensive... it is 318 diamonds of 17.75 carat weight!!!! And it has a name too - The iPhone Princess!!!!!

An Austrian designer has redesigned the iPhone for a Russian businessman in diamonds and 18 carat gold making it one of the most expensive iPhones in the world.

Well, I have heard of people having a fetish for mobiles, but this news was way too expensive to digest.



Catch the Playyoo Blog for their Latest Featured Interview

Playyoo has interviewed another game developer and this time it happens to! In this interview, I have tried to share my impression of the Playyoo platform and the Flash Lite technology in general.

Fortunately for me I met Paolo Dotta, one of the important Playyoo guys, during MAX in Chicago last year and I was quite impressed with their team's presentation of the Playyoo platform and what it could offer developers. The launch of the contest thereafter proved to be a huge success as developers populated their website with new games.

I started my association with Playyoo when I uploaded my first game, and after that it has only been addition of more games (winning wasn't the objective..honestly :-P). I'm glad to know that my games were played and liked by many members.



Mar 17, 2008

Over Half a Billion Flash Lite Devices Shipped

This comes from Bill Perry, Flash Lite has been shipped to over half a billion devices and is expected to reach 1 billion by 2010. Now thats what I call an impressive number!!

With 500 million devices we have Flash Lite across regions + with varied implementations + big developer community = Interesting content, happy clients and content consumers.

You can read the complete press release here


Mar 15, 2008

Colin Moock's ActionScript 3.0 Ground Up Tour comes to Bangalore, India

Coming next month to India is ActionScript Expert Colin Moock for an extensive 1 day training workshop of ActionScript 3.0.

This event is aimed at all levels of developers right from the beginners to the intermediate. The workshop will not cover expert-level topics so advanced ActionScript 3.0 programmers are unlikely to encounter new concepts, but can attend for a refresher on ActionScript programming fundamentals.

This full day workshop will include
  • exposure to all major concepts of object programming
  • understanding of classes and objects
  • understanding of how to structure and write an ActionScript 3.0 Program
  • to the Flex Builder 2 development environment
  • pamphlet reviewing the days major concepts

This event is sponsored by Adobe and is completely free, but its best to register because it is a one day event so they might have a cutoff limit.

Date: 29th April 2008
Location: Bangalore

Register here for the Bangalore event. The workshop will also be heading to Sydney in the the first week of May.


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