Silverlight on mobile vs (maybe) AIR mobile ?

I don’t write on Silverlight mobile version yet because I was waiting more news from MIX and I also talked with Italian Microsoft guys and others developers.

So, Silverlight will be out the second quarter of 2008 but with 1.0 version and if you take a look at desktop version you know that isn’t so powerful!
In the end of 2008 we could see 2.0 Beta version and finally in the second quarter of 2009 Silverlight 2 will install in mobile devices.
The last version in so interesting, they add a very good zoom functionality and they add .net framework built in the player.
Mobile version will be use in IE browser for PDA so probably the same way on Nokia, so the first question is:
Can I interact OS on Nokia and PDA to save and manipulate data like desktop version or I’ll have some security issues?

Another thing that I see is a good video look and feel, I’d like to know what kind of video files I could play on own mobile player.
It could be interesting how Microsoft decide to update own mobile player on devices…

I think that Adobe must start to take new way to deliver and help own developers to create mobile contents, we have a cool platform but with a lots limits and also there is a bad interaction with OS.

Sincerly I hope that Adobe could develop the AIR mobile version because with this technology we could take new market quotes and opportunities.
AIR is the new powerfull technology that helps developers and desginers to deliver own contents with a new interaction way, if you can create an online app with Flex and then porting it on desktop and finally porting it on own mobile device… that it could be COOOOOL!

My 2 cents

Feel free to comment and share your view!

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One thought on “Silverlight on mobile vs (maybe) AIR mobile ?

  1. Hi,

    Yes, you are correct about all this. AIR Mobile could be game changing. While Silverlight is still begining to gain focus of designers and developers, Adobe can do some tricks to get it back.

    Flash Lite on mobile is too limited. And from all the info available so far about Silverlight Mobile, it seems it also will be limited to be as browser plugin only on mobile.

    AIR, has done a great job so far on desktop, and it could do same on mobile. But there’s one very important thing. They need to make some way to easily allow updating of runtime on devices which supports upgrading. FL is going soo slow just because, there’re device which can have it, but its not allowed.

    Hope to see some good steps from Adobe side.

    // chall3ng3r //

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