The first day of MAX has ended. I had great time following pretty interesting sessions. This year I'm very focused on Flash Catalyst and Flex 4's sessions.
Today the new beta of Flash Catalyst and Flex 4 has been announced and they're now available on the Adobe Labs.
Steve Heintz, product manager of Flash Catalyst, during his Flash Catalyst session has given us a lot of interesting information about the product and its roadmap.
These are some of the notes I've taken.
Adobe Flash Catalyst Beta 2's new features:
Easing for more fluid motion
Add sound effects
More interactions (go to URL and play video)
SWF Control (paly SWF from any frame)
New Filters (drop shadows, belev, glow, blur)
Add video with custom controls
Create scroll panels
New Text tool
Round trip editing with Illustrator
Enhanced user interface
Export to AIR (in addition to SWF)
Working with Desing Time Data
What's ahead for Flash Catalyst 1.0
New design for the in.context HUD (Heads Up Display)