Flash Lite article – Porting J2ME game to Flash Lite

My new article on Porting a J2ME game to Flash Lite went live on the Adobe Developer Center today.

This is the third of my articles after the ones done on Persistent Data : Shared Objects and Best Practices for Mobile Game Development.

This new article is a real view of one of our J2ME games which we ported for Flash Lite on the Nokia S60 handset. It talks of the challenges we faced during porting and what methods we adopted to ease future porting.

I have tried making it as comprehensive as possible, but it would be great if anybody who has been involved in this kind of a porting process contribute to it through this post.

FlashCast showcased at 3GSM

Adobe and Viacom’s MTV Networks are showcasing the new mobile media applications on mobiles at the 3GSM event this year according to this press release.

According to Greg Clayman, Senior Vice President of MTV Networks’ Mobile Media –
The MTV, VH1, COMEDY CENTRAL and Logo FlashCast channels that we are jointly demonstrating at 3GSM are indicative of the rich experiences that can be created on the handset when the power of programming meets the power of technology. With FlashCast technology, were able to create innovative mobile experiences that allow our viewers to connect with the music, comedy and entertainment programming they love.

Last year during MAX there were several partners for the Flash Lite launch on Verizon including us with the release of “The Office Games”, based on NBC’s sitcom The Office.

This year too Adobe as partnered and introduced a new technology of content development with FlashCast for the 3GSM.

2007, the year of mobile widgets?

Recently I read a small brief written by Anders Borg, CEO and Consultant for Abiro and spoke about the AJAX technology and its possibility of coming on mobiles.

According to Anders “The main competitor to “AJAX” solutions is no doubt Flash Lite yet most (all?) mobile widget platforms run on top of MIDP, which is a benefit compared to Flash Lite, that’s typically embedded (and hence must come with the phone).

I wonder what the AJAX and Flash Lite developers have to say about this?

Adobe’s Narayen sees growth in video, mobile arena

Infoworld conducted an interview with Adobe’s President and CEO talking about all the plans that have been envisioned for the worldwide developer community.

What is really interesting is Narayen’s views on Flash Lite and the to be launched Flash Cast technology. What he also mentions is in the future Apollo, the runtime will also be mobile-aware.

An very interestig interview to read.


Vodafone to launch new services

Vodafone is slated launch new service at the CeBit Trade Show in Hanover which will enable users to upload videos taken from their phone cameras to a Live portal via MMS or WAP. Seems like a great news especially since the service will help the users monetize their efforts.

Another interesting service they announced to launch in March is one where users can build their own Flash mobile websites.

I will keep you posted on more about this, meanwhile you can read the complete Vodafone press release online.

Starting to Blog

I have been thinking about blogging since a long time and I am glad I finally got to doing it today!

Yes, another one added to the list of the already existing ones, but what’s the harm. I enjoy writing, indulging in knowledge sharing, creating tutorials and interacting with people, so this seems to be the best medium for me to do all of this.

Getting down to business, through this blog I hope to share my knowledge of Flash Lite and the progression of Flash on Mobiles technologies in India and worldwide. I will look forward to receiving comments so that the topic be debated if need may be.

Looking forward to a great new year!

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