I love the concept behind Carnival of the Mobilists. It's a compact weekly overview of the most important mobile news and happenings.
I want to inspire from that :) and do the same for Flash Lite.
So here it is my first number of Flash Lite Friday Digest.
Flash Lite Friday Digest is a condensed and organized set of links that help users to get a weekly overview on Flash Lite mobile world !
Let's start from the Adobe's announcement of the final Flash Lite 2 Update for Flash 8 Professional . Once you download the update you're ready to start developing so you could evaluate to create Flash Lite content for U10; we have some interesting links from Justin where he shows us how fun is to make games for this device. He starts from the following problem: when you hook the device up to your computer you can see some directories, but there must be some that are simply not exposed. If you want to read the solution he gave you, go reading the H4X0R1Ng the U10 Interface post. Don't miss the U10 Key Firing post, too !
After the end of Webdu 2006 (read Mike Chambers conference's keynotes) conference, Chris Blair give us a call with Zodal solutions and his Multi-Player Mobile Game with FLASH LITE 2 session.
Keep an eye on the ZoDAL news feeder on the front of the Zodal's website for more infomation about some upcoming free trial accounts for developers to easily plug their flash mobile projects into our FlashLite Remoting Gateway. Cool !
Last week I started a new activity on my blog for improving my knowledge on User Interface and Game Design for mobile. My first mini interview is with the designer Juri Pratesi (Kurai.it) about his experience on mobile game designing at MicroForum International company.
When we talk about Flash Lite development we usually refer to develop contents for Nokia Series60 devices. Nick Gerig (Device54.com) gave us some few reasons why Flash Lite is failing with SonyEricsson in his Flash Lite and Sony Ericsson post.
Speaking of SonyEricsson read the announcement where Google and SonyEricsson declared that they are working closely together to integrate Google's Blogger and Web Search features on their mobile phones (see Sony Ericsson Bundles Google) and the recent partnership with Orange for distributing music contents.
Do you want more Flash Lite enabled phones ? This week you can add to your collection the Nokia E61 and Nokia E62 :) where you can read the first mobile magazine developed with Falsh Lite: Mobizines (by AllAboutSymbian).
Moreover with Mobizines, you could get Flash Lite 1.1 for free, installing the mobile magazine !
If you're still thinking to use J2ME instead of Flash Lite, you should read this article from Adobe Mobile and Devices Developer Center where the author chose the Stocks application from the example Demos project that comes with the J2ME Wireless Toolkit 2.2 from the Sun Developer Network and set to work on creating a Flash Lite–equivalent application. The author's conclusion is that once you start using Flash Lite, you won't want to stop !
Before leaving I want to point you out these cool links :
- Talk! Buy! Talk! by DoCoMo
- Flash Lite Terminator Game
- LifeBlog 2.0 for Nokia Series 60
- Capcom Goes Wireless With Resident Evil: The Missions
- Device Differentiation Drives Demand for Wireless Content Management
- How to get contents to all mobile devices: more on mobile fragmentation
- Mobile content price is king!
- New Flash Lite 2 discussion forums from Adobe
- ROK Launches Free Mobile TV Trial
Please, feel free to leave your comments and let me know what you think about this new initiative !