2014 PhoneGap And iOS 8
iOS 8 has been released (you knew that already, right?). PhoneGap fully supports iOS 8, but Shazron has posted some really important notes to be aware of.
2014 PhoneGap Day US 2014
2014 Adobe Ideas To Undergo A Transformation
How mysterious! The Creative Cloud Team has just posted a vaguely worded message to say that Adobe Ideas (our popular vector drawing app for iPad and iPhone that's been downloaded millions of times already) will soon become a full-featured drawing app, and will still be free. Full details to be announced at MAX. And while I can't spill the beans, I will tell you that I use Ideas, and I have confirmed that one specific enhancement that I was waiting on is indeed in this next version.
2014 Stay On Top Of Creative Cloud Learning Content
Adobe Creative Cloud has lots to offer, and we're releasing more apps, services, tools, and updates all the time. To stay on top of the latest Creative Cloud learning content, you may want to bookmark the Creative Cloud Learn blog.
2014 Flash Player Screen Orientation Notification
David Kim has posted a useful Guide for supporting screen orientation with full-screen Flash Player content, which clearly explains the new Flash Player 15 support of screen orientation notification.
2014 Ortus Solutions Announces CommandBox
New, from the folks who brought us ColdBox, comes CommandBox, a standalone, native tool (for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that provides a Command Line Interface for developer productivity, tool interaction, package management, embedded CFML server, application scaffolding, and more. It seamlessly integrates with other Box products, and is also open for extensibility for any CFML project.
2014 Brackets .43 Released
The Brackets team has announced the release of version .43. Enhancements include SCSS/LESS support, Find UI improvements, new themes and theme management, simplified language switching, and lots of community contributions.
2014 Flash And AIR 15 Beta Updated
Updated beta versions of Flash Player 15 and AIR 15 are now available for download on Adobe Labs. Changes include Stage3D Standard profile support for iOS and Android (this was introduced in v14 for desktop only), improved Windows 8 support, AIR Gamepad enhancements, hardware video decoding in Chrome (PPAPI) on Windows, and automatic software fall back with StageVideo. More details can be found in the release notes.
2014 Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Host Adobe MAX Sneaks
Adobe MAX is just over a month away. This year I'll once again have the privilege of hosting MAX Sneaks, and my celebrity co-host will be the very talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt (A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Inception, Looper, ...). Not that you needed another reason to attend MAX, but, yeah, now you do indeed have one more reason to attend.
2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Finalists Announced
Last week I mentioned the fun I had reviewing submissions for this year's Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Well, the finalists have been announced, and winners will be announced at a screening and reception at Adobe MAX on October 5, 2014.