Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Flash lite 2.0 preview

I personally have had a few of people asking me - "when is Flash lite 2.0 gonna be out?" Well, Am not gonna answer that here, but it has been previewed in the MAX 2005. Here is an article Jonathan Duran has written about the new features in Flash lite 2.0.

Just jotting down the titles from his article:

Flash 7 Code Base and ActionScript 2.0 Support

Video Playback

Parsing External XML

Local Persistent Data

External Images and Sound


Monday, October 17, 2005

Macromedia Labs

A new site from Macromedia in Kevin Lynch's words - to "provide early look at emerging technologies" -
You can get a alpha download of Flex 2, read about AS3, and lot more.

Check it out :

Thursday, October 13, 2005

After iteration::two, its mobile innovations now

As its next step to establish itself in the consulting market of Europe, Macromedia has acquired mobile Innovations a "leader user interface designer, product integrator and software developer for smartphones and communicators." This acquisition comes within 15 days from macromedia's previous acquisition of iteration::two, a leading software consultancy in Europe.

This is what is said in the press release:

"Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) has acquired Mobile Innovations, a leading user interface (UI) designer, developer, and integrator for mobile devices. This acquisition will create a mobile consulting practice for Macromedia that will form part of the Macromedia Consulting team in EMEA. Matt Millar, Mobile Innovations co-founder and CTO, will lead Macromedia's Mobile and Devices practice in EMEA.

With extensive relationships throughout the mobile industry and an impressive track record of innovation, Mobile Innovations has a deep expertise in the world of mobile UI design and implementation. By acquiring Mobile Innovations, Macromedia will further its ability to innovate in the mobile domain, providing customers and partners with customizable world-class solutions for delivery of mobile applications and content built on the Flash Platform."

video iPod, is out, for real!

There have been rumours that Apple is working on a new version of iPod which would play video files. Its true now. The new video enabled iPods are available in apple stores now.