Adobe should cut its losses with Apple and target its flagship Flash Player
at telecoms carriers, independent analyst Ovum has claimed in a new report*.
With the spat over Apple's refusal to support the Adobe Flash technology on
its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices continuing to generate column inches,
Ovum believes it is time for Adobe to turn the tables by courting new
sponsors of its technology in the shape of telecoms operators.
The report states that Adobe and telecoms carriers are faced with similar
threats and share similar goals in relation to value-added applications and
content, and that carriers should therefore seek an industry-wide partnership
with Adobe to use Flash as the basis of their own multi-screen device,
development, delivery, and distribution systems.
Ovum believes both sides could work together to create a developer ecosystem
around connect... (more)
A reader feedback in response to Yakov Fain's recent article "Rich Internet
Applications - State of the Union" reads as follows:
"This blog is certainly not an unbiased analysis, even though it's pretending
to be just that.
The article is basically "Flex rules, everything else drools".
It goes on and on about the good things about Flex, while giving only cursory
coverage of Flex drawbacks. Meanwhile, it's just the opposite regarding the
other technologies, going on and on about drawbacks, and giving only cursory
coverage of advantages.
Case in point, Yakov says that Java Swing de... (more)
With its free features, such as the Flex SDK, Flex 2 uses Adobe's ubiquitous
Flash Player as its runtime, which is why Adobe can confidently predict
millions of users and 1,000,000 developers. That, according to Flex Product
Manager Eric Anderson (pictured), is the key to understanding the potential
of Flex: it is going to have the widest reach of any other technology in the
Anderson's talk was particularly useful for anyone wishing to master Flex
Data Services, and his demos were well received by the completely full Grand
Ballroom at SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-... (more)
"The innovation we are most excited about," said Bruce Chizen, Adobe's CEO,
"is Apollo, which we believe will revolutionize the way the world will
interact with the Web in the future." He was speaking here in Las Vegas at
MAX 2006, the biggest ever Adobe developer conference.
"The possibilities for Adobe and you the developer community," he told the
3000 or so assembled attendees, "are endless."
Chizen was pleased with the progress that Adobe had made since the merger
with Macromedia, he said. The net net, for developers and designers: "a lot
of tools and resources to get your jobs... (more)
This session will address issues to consider when selecting an AJAX toolkit
and the most effective IDE for the implementation. It will identify the 30-40
UI components most commonly used in business and mission critical software
applications that can be used as a benchmark for evaluating various toolkits,
then explore the top evaluation criteria including component behaviors,
customization, flexibility, frameworks, licensing and documentation.
Attendess will be provided with a comparison survey for the 6-8 most widely
used AJAX UI component libraries. Further discussion will addr... (more)