It has been a while since I have had time to update you all on the amazing traction that we’re seeing for AIR across devices. I’ve spent a week touring with Motorola and next up it’s RIM, for Meet the Playbook.
I know that many of you have already attended the Western Europe events, and given the cool apps that are starting to pop up on the App World, it was certainly worth the effort! The whole Evangelist team have Playbooks now, and we’re working on our own apps to show off the platform.
Check out the video, incredible performance. Laughing in the face of HD video..
Next up, I’ll be joining Sanyu Kiruluta and the rest of the RIM team in Johannesburg and Dubai. These are two of the most exciting dates on the calendar for this half of the year.
Hopefully I’ll see you there, in the baking 40 degree heat
As I promised here are the slides from the two sessions I had at Flash Camp Milan – WHYMCA. And from here you can download a tutorial and five projects to help you getting started with Flex Mobile development for Android, iOS, and PlayBook.
Thank you guys!
I just got back from holidays this afternoon, batteries recharged and my mind still full of Paris pastries
When switching the TV, here is the advertisement I got, made me smile and even happier.
Last year at MAX, we announced and sneak peeked the new multi-client support in LCDS. LCDS will soon provide native client libraries for iOS, Java, Android, HTML / HTML 5 (with WebSockets support when available), and Flex. The engineering team has been hard at work on this. My friend Mete Atamel has been leading the charges, and he recently recorded the screencast below showing six different clients connecting to an LCDS server.
What is so special about web-browsing on the new BlackBerry PlayBook? Flash.
As I promised here are the slides Kevin and I used for today webinar:
Here are what we covered:
- Short introduction to this new product – Flash Builder for PHP
- Using the new project wizard Flex and PHP and discussing the generated projects
- “Consuming” a PHP service from Flex
- Building a simple UI to display data stored in the database
- Explaining how the PHP remoting end point is configured (gateway.php)
- Tips and tricks on using PHP doc to help Flex generate the correct data type for return variables, arguments, and value objects.
You can find the recording of the webinar here.
We are tracking and actively investigating the issues reported with Flash Player 10.3 and Internet Explorer 9. Users are reporting that SWF content is being displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. We want to give those of who are encountering these issues an update.
First, we apologize to everyone affected — we know you count on Flash Player as an integral component of the web and we strive for high quality and performance in each release. We are actively looking into the root cause and best fix for this issue, and many thanks to those of you who have submitted the necessary information via email and our online bug database which has given us the solid leads we are pursuing.
Flash Player 10 and later can use your system’s graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding, and can also accelerate video presentation on some sites. Starting with Flash Player 10.2, Flash Player also takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance.
The reports for Flash Player 10.3 indicate that systems with Intel HD Graphics adapters running Internet Explorer 9 are the systems being impacted by this particular bug. However, if you are encountering this issue and have a different configuration we’d love to hear from you. Please review the instructions on this page for details on generating the information we’ll need for further investigation.
There are a few workarounds that you can do on your end until this issue is resolved:
- On some systems, you may be able to resolve this issue by updating the Intel HD Graphics drivers . It has been reported that driver versions 18.104.22.1681 and above do not exhibit this bug. Unfortunately, some systems might require updates directly from your system manufacturer. We’re working with system manufacturers to make sure they include the latest drivers in future releases.
- You can disable hardware acceleration in Internet Explorer 9 using the instructions on this page . Please note that you should re-enable hardware acceleration once this problem has been resolved to enjoy the full benefits of hardware acceleration.
We will continue provide updates as new information becomes available.
Below is a screenshot of the new Flex mobile project dialog from the upcoming June update of Flash Builder 4.5. The picture with all three checkboxes says it all. More information in my previous post.