Mark Doherty introduced Flash Lite 4 at FTIC Mobile 2009. Flash Lite 4.0 will support ActionScript 3 and will be a browser plugin – not a standalone player – dedicated for slower, less powerful and memory-constraint devices.
Flash Player 10 will be as well a browser plugin but dedicated for more powerful devices, possibly with hardware graphics acceleration.
Mark also shown Device Central 3 which will support some hardware emulations such as accelerometer and geolocation.
Forum Nokia posted a set of Flash Lite Compontents 2.0.
“This updated resource file includes ten Flash Lite components; Button component, Calendar component, Checkbox component, Contacts component, List component, Media data component, Messaging component, Pop-up component, Radiobutton component, and Scrollbar component. Calendar, Checkbox, Messaging, and Radiobutton components are new in Flash Lite Components v2.0. The components can be used to develop applications to devices supporting Flash Lite 2.0 (and above). The developing environment requirements are Adobe Flash CS3 or CS4. The resource is closely related to Guide to Flash Lite Components. Please give feedback on the components through the Flash Lite Discussion Board.”
Adobe has just released an update contains the Nokia N97, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia N86 and Samsung I8910HD profiles.
Also included is a first cut of the HTC Hero profile for testing your Flash content in the browser.
If you have any requests for features, fixes and profiles then join in the chatter @devicecentral.
To get your updated profiles simply press the refresh button, or restart Device Central CS4. [via Mark Doherty]
Friends of Ed have a new book that is just about to be released entitled, AdvancED Flash on Devices: Mobile Development with Flash Lite and Flash 10. It is written Scott Janousek, Elad Elrom , and Thomas Joos.
More information on the book can be found here. My copy is on order.
Adobe has posted an extensive collection of video tutorials for Flash, Device Central, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge, and all the other products that appear in the Design, Web, and Production Studio versions of the Creative Suite.
There’s everything from Getting Started videos for beginners to new features, product overviews, and workflows. All these videos can be viewed on the How To channel on Adobe TV.