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October 5, 2011

Apple’s Steve Jobs dead at 56

Filed under: Flash News — Tags: , , , — Li YongFei @ 9:46 pm

Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56.

Jobs' death was announced by Apple in a statement late on Wednesday. The Apple.com homepage featured a black-and-white picture of him with the words "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011."

Apple began selling the iPhone in June 2007. Mr. Jobs’s goal was to sell 10 million of the handsets in 2008, equivalent to 1 percent of the global cellphone market. The company sold 11.6 million.

Although smartphones were already commonplace, the iPhone dispensed with a stylus and pioneered a touch-screen interface that quickly set the standard for the mobile computing market. Rolled out with much anticipation and fanfare, iPhone rocketed to popularity; by end of 2010 the company had sold almost 90 million units.

September 14, 2011

Flash News: Flash Comes to Apple Devices including iPhone and iPad

Filed under: Flash News, Flash iPad, Flash iPhone 5 — Tags: , , , , — Li YongFei @ 11:49 am

Adobe has developed a multimedia viewer tool that plays Flash video on Apple products such as the iPhone or iPad. Apple has yet to lift it's restriction on the media platform, but Adobe has found a way around it all with the introduction of Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0.

"the new tool is a 'cheat' that allows Flash video to play freely on Apple's devices – without Apple signing it off." The latest announcement only covers the ability for iOS devices to play Flash-based video content streamed through Adobe Flash Media Server, which is not the same as support for all of the features of the Flash Player, such as full interactivity, applications and games.

Here’s some of the official announcement:

With Flash Media Server 4.5, media publishers can extend their already broad mobile reach via Flash-enabled devices, with the new ability to deliver video content to Apple’s iPad and iPhone devices, enabling them to reach the widest audience possible. Adobe Flash Access 3.0, a robust content protection and monetization solution, will enable content owners to deliver on-demand content with massive scale and strict studio-level security across a broad range of devices, following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3.

 
New features of Flash Media Server 4.5:

  • Delivery to iPad and iPhone enables businesses to use the same media and live streams to deliver full adaptive bit-rate experiences to platforms supporting Flash, as well as Apple devices, including iPad and iPhone.
  • Integrated Content Protection simplifies deployment and reduces infrastructure cost, enabling seamless streaming for advertising-funded online video.
  • On-demand Stream Packaging eliminates the need to prepare and protect assets ahead of time, reducing complexity and storage costs and simplifying publishing for businesses so they can use one set of source video to reach multiple downstream devices.
Via IGN

June 20, 2011

Adobe Developers Can Build Mobile Apps for Android Devices, iPhone and iPad

Filed under: Flash News, Flex 4.5 — Tags: , , , , , , , — Li YongFei @ 5:16 am

Today Adobe delivered an update to Adobe® Flash® Builder® 4.5 and Flex 4.5, this update enalbe developers to build applications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Support for Android devices was released in April 2011.

Developers now have a single platform for building highly expressive mobile applications that can be distributed via the Android Market, Apple App Store and BlackBerry App World. Flash Builder 4.5 enables the creation of applications that work seamlessly across leading mobile device platforms.

To download or trial Flash Builder 4.5, please go to www.adobe.com/products/flash-builder.html. Street price is US$249 for Flash Builder 4.5 Standard, US$699 for Flash Builder 4.5 Premium. Flash Builder 4.5 Premium is also available as part of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection. Upgrade pricing for Flash Builder 4.5 is $49 and volume licensing is available. Flex 4.5 is available as a free open source framework. Also, Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP today supports mobile application development for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS.

Via EON.

May 10, 2011

Flash Tutorial: How to Start with Mobile Projects in Flash Builder

Filed under: Flash Tutorials — Tags: , , , , — Li YongFei @ 3:58 am

Flex Pasta has posted a new tutorial: Flex 4.5: Getting Started with Mobile Projects in Flash Builder, this tutorial will tell you How to start building AIR apps that can run on android and iPhone devices. You can use Flash Builder 4.5 for mobile devices build application and deploy it to multiple platforms.

Here are three steps:

  • Step 1: Create a new mobile project from the file menu.
  • Step 2: Create a project name
  • Step 3: Determine the mobile settings.

You can read the complete tutorial from here.

March 20, 2011

App Icons for iPad, iPhone, iOS, AIR 2.5 And AIR Android

Filed under: Flash Android, Flash Lite iPhone — Tags: , , , , — Li YongFei @ 10:11 pm

Tom King has posted a table that made of the various sizes needed for iPhone, iPad, Universal iOS, AIR 2.5 for desktop and AIR for Android.

 

Format

 

 

 

 

Size

iPad

iPhone

iOS

AIR 2.5

AIR Android

16×16

 

 

 

X

 

29×29

X

X

X

 

 

32×32

 

 

 

X

 

36×36

 

 

 

 

X

48×48

 

 

 

X

X

50×50

X

 

X

 

 

57×57

 

X

X

 

 

58×58

 

X

X

 

 

72×72

X

 

X

 

X

114×114

 

X

X

 

 

128×128

 

 

 

X

 

512×512

X

X

X

 

February 4, 2011

Flash Book: Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications

Filed under: Flash Android, Flash Lite Resources, Flash Lite iPhone — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 2:19 am

Scott Janousek has posted a new Flash Book: Professional Flash Mobile Development: Creating Android and iPhone Applications, this Wrox guide shows Flash developers how to create native applications for Android and iPhone mobile devices using Flash. Packed with practical examples, it shows how to build a variety of apps and integrate them with core mobile services such as Accelerometer, GPS, Photo Library,and more.

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Professional Flash Mobile Development:

  • Guides you through the process of getting all the tools in place to install your app onto your Android or iPhone
  • Breaks down the necessary steps you must take before submitting your app to the Android Market or App Store
  • Teaches you how to create apps that respond to accelerometer events
  • Helps you understand ways to work with files on Android and iOS
  • Delves into capturing GPS data and using it inside your app
  • Explains how to detect orientation changes and respond accordingly

November 25, 2010

Flash Tutorial: How to react to iPhone status changes by using ActionScript 3.0

Filed under: Flash Lite Tutorials, Flash Lite iPhone — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 9:43 am

Blue_Chi has posted a new Flash tutorial: Reacting to iPhone Status Changes Events, the tutorial will teach you how to react to iPhone status changes by using ActionScript 3.0.

Reacting to status changes on the iPhone is pretty easy as all you have to do is register for the corresponding event using the NativeApplication class. This class can be used directly in any iPhone or AIR application to react to application level events.

Here are the codes fragment:

NativeApplication.nativeApplication.addEventListener(Event.EXITING, onExit);
function onExit(e:Event):void {
    //Code to be executed upon exit.
}

November 11, 2010

Flash Tutorial: How to use the CacheAsBitmap and CacheAsBitmapMatrix Properties

Filed under: Flash Lite Tutorials — Tags: , , , — Li YongFei @ 5:28 am

Blue_Chi has posted a new Flash tutorial: Using the CacheAsBitmap and CacheAsBitmapMatrix Properties. The tutorial will teach you how to use the cacheAsBitmap and cacheAsBitmapMatrix properties to cache your vector graphics as bitmaps in order to save processing resources and help make your applications run more effectively on the iPhone and AIR runtime.

The cacheAsBitmap property is generally available in the Flash Player since Flash Player 8, but currently the cacheAsBitmapMatrix property is only available for the AIR mobile runtime and projects made using the iPhone Packager.

Read the complete tutorial from here.

November 8, 2010

Skyfire Brings Flash Video to iPhone

Filed under: Flash Lite iPhone — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 1:40 am

How many iPhone users want to play Flash video on their mobile phones? The Skyfire browser, when a user navigates to a Web site with a Flash video, a "SkyBar" will display the video on the bottom menu.  When tapped for playback, Skyfire converts the Flash video to HTML5. However, until Skyfire's server capacity and bandwidth is expanded, it's now on the App store for $2.99. The Skyfire said "Within 5 hours, Skyfire for iPhone became the top grossing app, the third highest paid app overall and the top application in the Utilities category. Wow!"

The iPhone edition of the browser scans Web pages for Flash-based video. It'll pop up a thumbnail video icon, which means that it can play a version of the video converted into the iPhone's H.264 format. Click on the icon, and Skyfire will buffer and play the video.

November 4, 2010

Flash Tutorial: Using Esri Flex API on Android and iPhone

Filed under: Flash Lite Tutorials — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 9:51 pm

Adobe introduced Flex SDK Hero and Flash Builder Burrito which enables you to build and deploy Flex mobile applications on Android by default.

Mansour posted a new article, in this article Mansour share with you the steps that I took to use the Flex API for ArcGIS to build a mobile mapping application.

Package explorer in Flash Builder should look like this:

Read the complete article from here.

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