Janus

janus.gifJanus Symbian Engine has just gone open source. Janus allows S60 Flash Lite applications to access phone features that aren’t part of Flash Lite. It does this by setting up a local http server which, in turn, accesses the OS.

Open sourcing will make this technique more attractive to companies who previously might not have wanted to rely on a closed, unknown implementation. It also presents some interesting opportunities to extend the http server to allow Flash Lite to access to further phone or 3rd party features.