Live multi-platform streaming event with Flash Player 10.1

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have one common runtime across multiple screens and devices? An important theme for the Flash Platform is becoming reality. Below is a recent live event in action, running beautifully on Google TV, an Android tablet and phone, and of course the desktop – using one standardized backend and player. The future is here.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear – delivered online and device in Flash

On Saturday Oct. 30 from 12:00-3:00pm ET Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and fans from across the country of Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" will gather on the National Mall in Washington DC for the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, an event Stewart says is “for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority."

Pimp My App – Adobe MAX Keynote

This is a video of our antics during the day 2 keynote.  I had never seen the TV show “Pimp my Automobile” before so I had no idea what the script was getting at in terms of slang.  Paul, Ming, Lee and I put this together in 4 days with minimal rehearsal and an ever changing script.  This was fun and I love my co-actors!

Digging into Molehill (3D GPU APIs)

As usual, the Max sessions are being posted on AdobeTV. There were 4 sessions about Molehill at Max, I will gather them here.

You will see that the Molehill APIs are very low level, other sessions (I will post as soon as possible) from Alternativa3D, Away3D or Flare3D cover higher level APIs through their respective framework. Again, as a developer you will be able to choose and develop your engine depending on your needs or use any existing framework.

The first one posted is Sebastian’s session (lead engineer on Molehill). Be ready to get your hands dirty, let’s dig into Molehill with this first session :

Call a mobile phone from Flash. SIP calls using Flash Media Gateway

Great times are coming my friends. Flash Media Gateway is a server from Adobe, which enables you to do VoIP calls from your Flash Player.

What it means?

You can basically call mobile phones or telephone over internet or even way back.

Now, isn’t that amazing? And it supports a video calling as well! :)

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The way it works is that Flash Player connects to Flash Media Server, which connects to Flash Media Gateway, which connects to SIP network and then call ends up in a classic telephone.

Say hooray!

And check Adobe Labs page for more info:
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashmedia_gateway/

Public preview releases for Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, and Flex SDK

Last night we released the first public preview for Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst, and Flex SDK. I can tell you that you will love them. I’ve been playing around for the past 10 days with Flash Builder and Flex SDK building mobile apps and the level of the support from the tooling and framework is just great.

There are so many new features and improvements (bidirectional workflows between Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst, support for mobile development) that I will not enumerate them here. Instead, I encourage you to read the following:

And more importantly, go here (Adobe Labs) and download/play with them.

LATER UPDATE: Almost forgot to tell you about this great resource: go to http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flexsdk_hero/samples/ and grab the sample applications built with Flex SDK “Hero” for mobile and desktop. Some of them have the source available so you can see how they were built.