Not only are we seeing more and more cool tablets come to market this year, but the features on the tablets are getting more compelling as well. Alan Tam from the Adobe Flash Player team got a sneak peak of the new HP Slate device last week. Check out his report on what you can do with it. Slate users will soon be able to enjoy their favorite websites, online games, and videos inside of a browser with Flash Player, as well as standalone applications with AIR. Stay tuned for more Flash-enabled mobile devices, smartbooks, and tablets in 2010.
Aaah… They grow up so fast… Adobe AIR is 2 years old today. With AIR 2 now coming to mobile devices like Android devices and Apple’s phones it’s clear that AIR has a bright future ahead.
The AIR 2 release is just around the corner but you can already start building and testing your apps with [...]
Earlier this week I did a presentation on all things new in Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2 at FITC in Amsterdam. While it’s impossible to cover everything in an hour, it should give you a good idea on some of the new features.
You can download the sources as well. I’ve included both the Flex [...]
At Mobile World Congress, Adobe’s Julie Campagna caught up with Neil Trevett, vice president of mobile content at NVIDIA. In this video on Adobe TV, she asks him about Flash Player 10.1, AIR, and the new tablet devices that are powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra family of mobile processors. Trevett had some good things to say about the Flash Platform, “Flash Player 10.1 is awesome—it’s enabling technology.” And what about AIR on devices? “It’s the most exciting thing at MWC,” he added.
The video includes demonstrations of HD video (hardware acceleration enables up to 1080p resolution) on tablet devices running Android as well as a very slick new interactive magazine experience based on WIRED magazine and powered by AIR 2.0. Watch the whole video below.
Just before the holidays, I released an alpha version of my AIR 2 Package Assistant application. As many of you know, AIR 2 allows you to build native installers. The only downside is that you have to use the command line in order to package these native installers.
I have just narrowed down the possible solution [...]
I already sneaked this application last week but in case you missed that: I am building an application that makes it easier to package native installers for AIR 2.0. Instead of having to fiddle around with the command line to create installer, this wizard style application makes it very easy and straightforward.
Now before you got [...]
Two of the most requested features for AIR were the ability to create native installers and to launch/talk to native applications. Among other new features, AIR 2 allows you to do that. To build these native installers you have to use the command line compiler.
A while back I was thinking if it would be possible [...]
Want to build Flash Platform applications for mobile devices, phones, and touch pads? If you have access to a tablet running Windows 7 (like a Wacom Bamboo or HP TouchSmart) or a MacBook with multi-touch trackpad, you can start building multi-touch applications NOW (mobile runtimes are coming soon!). You can build interactive, touch-sensitive applications for users who need to rotate, swipe, touch, tap, or otherwise interact with their devices by touching them. New ActionScript 3.0 API are available in Beta release for touch event handling and multi-touch gesturing. Gestures include interaction such as a multi-finger swipe across the screen, or two finger rotation, or pinch.
Get started here:
And view these great demos here:
The ActionScript 3.0 Reference including the new API (start with the flash.ui.Multitouch class) is here:
Participate in our effort to publicize great demo apps and learn from the community of ActionScript developers by providing cookbook recipes here:
Or make up one of your own and add it to the cookbook! When you do, come back to this blog and let us know and we’ll help publicize it.
When runtimes for testing these applications on phones and mobile devices are available, we’ll let you know right here in this blog.
Wohooow… It’s always great to wake up to new toys to play with! Flash Player 10.1 and AIR2.0 are now available on Adobe Labs.
This is a very exciting release for Adobe. Not only is it the first time that we sim-ship Flash Player and AIR for all 3 major operating systems (Mac, Windows & Linux), [...]