Flash Player 10.1 and Palm’s App Catalog

Palm made a bunch of announcements today about new products, their development program, and an app catalog. Palm was an early supporter of the Flash Platform on devices and member of the Open Screen Project so I was glad to see this tidbit in their press release:

Palm also demonstrated Flash content in the browser on a Palm Pre and expects a free Adobe Flash Player 10.1 plug-in to be posted to the Palm App Catalog in the coming months. Palm expects webOS to be one of the first mobile platforms to support the full Flash Player in the web browser.

That should mean that it will run on the Palm Pre as well as the new devices announced. Adrian did a demo of Flash Player 10.1 in action on the Palm Pre recently and you can check out the embedded video below.

Native iPhone applications built with Flash – Fail Blog Player Demo

Write once, deploy anywhere. Sounds nice, no? Sadly it’s not really a reality today. The currently available technologies are very fragmented and today there is no technology out there that makes that dream a reality.
I have a strong feeling that is going to change dramatically in 2010. Some will disagree or say that I am [...]