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Adobe released the Flash Lite Distributable player

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Adobe seems on a roll with some exciting new releases and initiatives for Flash on Mobile developers. The Flash Lite Distributable Player finally made it into Adobe’s labs. This solution allows Flash Lite developers to:

  • target the latest version of the Flash Lite player (3.1), leveraging the content-triggered download model people are familiar with on the web, but for standalone applications.
  • reach millions of open OS smart phones through direct-to-consumer distribution, new off-deck aggregator partners (GetJar, Thumbplay and Zed), or existing distribution channels.

Every upside has a downside though, the player is currently only available in US, UK, India, Spain and Italy. Of course you can download and install a beta version from Adobe Labs, but let’s hope other countries follow quickly. There’s more information here on how to get started creating, packaging and distributing Flash Lite 3.1 applications.

Next to the distributable player, Adobe launched with some featured mobile applications available for download. The featured applications currently on the site include:

  • Adobe Mobile World Congress “Concierge”
  • Tower Bloxx
  • Bone Comics
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Finetune
  • Nespresso
  • Disney Digicomics
  • Zed Catalogue
  • and more localised content for some regions

I’m patiently waiting to here more news regarding the AppZone. The Distributable Player is a good start but the distribution system for Flash Mobile content is far from perfect!


Written by vilebody

February 17, 2009 at 8:44 am

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  1. […] in December and Adobe announced more mobile focus in 2009. With recent MWC announcements regarding the distributable player and the openscreen funding, they were not just telling stories. I like to follow more active Flash […]

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