Archive for the 'Flash Lite' Category

Flash Lite Future

Monday, November 16th, 2009

With news today that Adobe have dropped the Flash Lite redistributable, it has made me question whether it’s the start of the end for Flash Lite. Recent Adobe redundancies and a new focus of running full flash on mobile also tend to suggest Flash Lite might eventually be a casualty.
In terms of S60, recent (and […]

Smartphone Market Statistics

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Yesterday, I mentioned that the presentations from the Symbian Smartphone were now online. Taking a look at them, I’d single out at least two that are particularly worth looking at if you are interested in market statistics…
Mr Adolfo Galindo Gonz├ílez’s Senior Expert, Handsets and Smartcards, Telefonica.  The role of applications in the network operator business. […]

Janus

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Janus 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 […]

Jarpa

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Felipe Andrade and Alessandro Pace have created Jarpa, "Java Packaging for Flash Lite Developers".
The latest S60 phones support both Java ME and Flash Lite. Jarpa allows Flash Lite Developers to deliver their content as Java ME applications. The Java and Flash Lite can communicate via either files or a custom Symbian Server.

I have had a […]

Flash Lite

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

There’s an interesting article ‘Fragmentation is the enemy of innovation‘ on the MEX blog - especially interesting for me as I am quoted in it.
I also tend to think Flash Lite’s new zero cost licensing has come too late - I criticised Flash Lite licensing in 2005. As an aside, Adobe’s existing shipped 500m licenses […]

Sonopia Fails

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I was sad to hear today that Sonopia has failed. I previously thought Sonopia presented some interesting opportunities for more vertical applications (see Related Articles below).
While I don’t know much about what happened within Sonopia, I suspect it is it might have failed because people didn’t want to give up their existing phone, tariff or […]

Flash Lite Contest

Friday, November 16th, 2007

There are so many developer competitions on at the moment. As well as the high profile Android Challenge there’s also UIQ’s Open, BT’s Wi-Fi Challenge and Nokia’s Mobile Rules.
One you may not of heard of is the Adobe/Playyoo contest geared towards Flash Lite game developers.

Extend Flash Lite on S60

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

One of the problems with Flash Lite is that you can’t access many of the phone’s features. Recently, I came across Flyer that extends Flash Lite 2.1 to allow you to use Python on S60. This allows you to…

Take photos with device camera from Flash Lite

Take device screenshots from Flash Lite

Send files over a bluetooth […]