So now you want to develop Flash Lite Content for Windows Mobile?

Over the weekend, the news broke that Microsoft is licensing the Flash Lite 3 player and Reader LE for Windows Mobile. I’m not a Flash Lite expert, but I’m suddenly curious. I’m sure that there are many of you out there like me that have never built anything for Flash Lite but are suddenly interested now that the potential audience just increased by millions of devices!

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So, I’ve put together some good links as starting points for those of you new to Flash Lite:

By the way, you don’t have to wait on Microsoft to release a new version of Windows Mobile to play around with in a browser. There are already two great browsers for Windows Mobile that already support Flash Lite today:

I’m seeing more and more interest in using Mobile devices for enterprise connected applications so I’ll be tracking this.

~ by gregorywilson on March 17, 2008.

9 Responses to “So now you want to develop Flash Lite Content for Windows Mobile?”

  1. Ciao,

    if you are looking for some tutorials, here is a list:
    http://www.biskero.org/?page_id=342

    Alessandro

  2. I’m not sure about Skyfire or Opera Mobile… from reading their materials, it looks like they do a serverside transcoding of web content and deliver something else to the final viewing device.

    I’m glad to hear of your interest in delivering to multiple device types though, and thanks for the link roundup!

    jd/adobe

  3. Skyfire supports real flash content locally in the browser. Details at http://www.skyfire.com/product Flash Lite 3.0 is embedded in the browser itself.

    Starting with Opera Mobile 9.5, support is provided for true Flash Lite 3.0 as well – http://www.opera.com/b2b/file/Opera_Mobile_Product_Sheet.pdf

    Thanks!

    Greg

  4. More info on Opera 9.5 Flash 3 support – http://www.scottjanousek.com/blog/2008/02/11/opera-95-supports-flash-lite-3-web-browsing – soon to be release.

    The current version is Flash Lite 2.1

    Greg

  5. JD – I think you may be correct on Skyfire so we’ll we’re even 😉

    I just watched a demo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPLV7fzyr5M

    You’ll notice that Flash 9 content is playing on the mobile screen which is not possible using a mobile flash player at this point in time..so they are doing some “server magic”.

    Either way, Skyfire looks interesting. I’m signed up for the beta…we’ll see how it works in the real world soon.

    Thanks again,

    Greg

  6. Although Flash Lite has been available for Windows Mobile for awhile this official licensing should bring it some much needed attention. Funny thing is I was just thinking about this the other day and wondered why there weren’t more applications developed for it. Now this!

    If you want to see some more about Skyfire check out these posts http://www.allshadow.com/index.php?s=skyfire

  7. […] o resursa pe care o sa o studiez mai atent. Si am uitat: Adobe a deschis o galerie pentru aplicatiile Flash […]

  8. Thank you. 🙂

  9. With regards to Windows Mobile, we’ve recently developed a Windows Mobile e-Form app that let’s you and others collect data in a few simple steps.

    http://www.heronmobile.com/html/eForm.html

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