Exciting new features for Device Central CS5

I’m a big fan of Adobe Device Central and have been using it over the years on various mobile projects. It really was a lifesaver when porting my GamesFlash project from S60 3rd Edition smartphones to the mass market Symbian Series 40 handsets. With their limited CPU and memory constraints, every byte saved mattered and optimising […]

Online Flash Lite Packager is back!

Great news folks. Forum Nokia’s Online Flash Lite Packager is live again. To be honest I was starting to fear the worst but true to their word the boys and girls at Forum Nokia have wheeled out a new version. So if you fancy converted any of your existing Flash projects to Flash Lite and […]

Fight: Flash Player 10.1 v HTML 5

Here’s a video I’ve been meaning to post for a few weeks now. It shows performance comparisons for Flash Player 10.1 against HTML 5 across both the Mac and the Google Nexus One. In order to perform the test a simple particle engine was written that was easily translatable between ActionScript and Canvas. The tests […]

Flash for Android

It’s getting closer. The first public betas for both Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2 for Android are almost upon us. If you’re interested then sign-up to be notified via the Flash Player 10.1 or Adobe AIR 2 beta pages. It’ll be interesting to see what the performance is generally like when browsing Flash […]

Has Apple just nuked the Flash iPhone Packager?

So Apple has just changed its developer agreement for those wishing to access the iPhone Developer Program and it could spell the end for Adobe’s iPhone Packager before it has even been released. Here’s the worrying snippet: 3.3.1 Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or […]

Flash: One Web. Any Screen.

Well that’s the impression Adobe are trying to give with this pretty neat video that I spotted on Mark Doherty’s blog. It’s not quite there yet but with the arrival of Flash Player 10.1 expect to see Flash on most tablets and many of the smart phone’s coming to market.

Improving Flash performance on Mac

Poor performance is probably one of the biggest complaints regarding Flash on Mac, but is anything being done about it or was Steve Jobs correct when he accused Adobe of being lazy? Well after reading a post from Tinic Uro, an engineer working on the Flash Player, it seems that both Adobe and Apple have […]