Second day at Flash on the Beach 08… Flash 10 on IPhone

Second day is finished, but it was very intensive!
I saw lots of interesting session, first of all Mr. Aral Balkan that showed us how to have fun with our work and that we must take time to experiment and try new languages, very interesting session.

Then, my favourite, Adobe Town Hall, where they said: “Yes we are working on Flash 10 on iPhone!”.
I hope that they don’t put a “slim” version without important API like the newest that allow to work with local files with Flash Player in a browser.
I asked also if with AIR 2 they will solved the problem of interaction with others applications embedded on a mobile phone and if it update itselfs without download a new firmware… they said… “Open Screen Project solved the second issue and the first one… yes we are working on this way”.
Great news for mobile developers!

Then I saw Grant Skinner with a cool sesson about  what a Flash developer should know… 

Peter Elst talked about AIR api and show interesting things with Merapi Projects and Adobe AIR… the speech to text sample was amazing!

Lee Brimelow showed us about new Adobe product releases like Flex 4, new features of Flash CS4 and so on, it’s an amazing speaker because he show stuff with a fun.. like a joke… cool!

Tomorrow I will attend the last day, there will be lots of interesting things to take a look… Nicolas session for example… see you tomorrow guys

AIR tour, last date in Milan

AIR tour is finished! Last date was in Milan and obviusly was very cool!

Location was pretty nice, great organization, cool food and a lots of stuff (T-shirt is amazing!).
A very friendly atmosphere, Adobe guys made a great overview about AIR from the beginning to final deployment.
I appreciate a lots Serge Jesper and Andrew Shorten‘s session, they talked about how to deploy and sign an AIR application and a great overview about LCDS and Blaze DS.
But my favourite one was Brimelow‘s session, he showed a lots of cool samples and in a very cool and funny way.

This weekend I’ll publish all photos made during the event in my Flickr account

 

BRIO Beta: web meeting service

Adobe release a new BETA in labs.adobe.com called BRIO that is codename of new version of Acrobat Connect (ex Breeze).
I’m working with it now, there are many alert when you try to upload files or in other featuers BUT…
… what a great UI!

It’s more easy to use, main functions are available like icons and it’s so fast!

The most impressive features you could see when you share your desktop, in fact you have a “widget” to chat with others users, you can see other users in your room and you have a little panel control to manage.
Very cool!

Now you can test it and create your room for FREE!

So go to BRIO page and test it man! 

Downey changes role again!

Mike Downey, Sr. Product Manager for Apollo, changes role in Adobe again, after Flash and Apollo, now he is creating a new Adobe team called Platform Evangelism team

In Platform Evangelism team we can find Daniel Dura and Kevin Hoyt also.

That’s a great news and I’m sure that will change a lot of things in the industry!
Come on Mike we are with you!