I’m just come back from 3GSM World Congress

Here we are!
Yesterday I came back from Barcelona (what a wonderful city!), I was there for 3GSM World Congress invited from Adobe to show our latest Flash Lite contents made in collaboration with Mutado, an Italian creative and interactive company.
It was amazing for us and I’d like to thank you Adobe people to give us this opportunity, thank you guys!

Adobe stand was amazing I love it so much and also Adobe announced lots of new stuff from new Flash Lite player delivery to new challenge that allow developers to win $30.000!

Flash Lite challengers is a contest that will finish at the end of May and we’ll know winners in the middle of June.
Main prize is $30.000 for the best Flash Lite application, but there are also categories prizes from games to applications, it’s a great opportunity to show your mobile content and win!
More information about this challenge on Adobe site

Another great news is that now, we have a new way to distribute our Flash Lite contents, in fact if a device goes trough a Flash Lite content on the web browser or download a Flash Lite application, if this device doesn’t have installed Flash Lite 3.1, it will be downloaded from web and installed on the device.
More information about this new way to deliver your content on Labs site.  

Also Adobe and Nokia give us a new opportunity to invest in mobile projects with Open Screen Project fund ($10 million), in fact this fund is created to help companies and developers to join in mobile Flash world!
More information about it in open screen project site

Finally I put a review on mobile.actionscript.it about new Flash Lite devices like Palm Pre or Nokia N97, so feel free to comment it (and take a look about our new mobile website).

 If you want to see a quick tour about 3GSM feel free to take a look on my Flickr account.

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Flash Lite 3: load external data

This morning I talk with Fabio, a friend of mine, and he asks me if I’ve ever loaded an FLV file in Flash Lite 3 from web.

I don’t start to use FL3 since this morning because there aren’t enable devices and also I think that we could use it only in the end of 2008 to have some devices in the market with it.
In Flash Lite 3, when you want to load web data (images, video or anything else), you MUST set, in Publish Settings, network access only.
When I worked with Flash Lite 2 we don’t need to set network access to load external data.
So for example in Flash Lite 2 we load an external 3gp video (there isn’t FLV support in FL2) we write:
//video_vd is an istance of video object that is in library 
video_vd.play("http://www.mart3.co.uk/video.3gp");
in Flash Lite 3 we use NetConnection class:
var nc:NetConnection = new NetConnection;
nc.connect(null);
var ns:NetStream = new NetStream(nc);
ns.play("http://www.mart3.co.uk/flvfl3/phone.flv")
video_vd.attachVideo(ns); 

A big THANK YOU to Alessandro!Update: Talking with Scott I found a recent post of Nick Gerig about security model of Flash Lite 3 that explains well the problem.