2011 John Lindquist Blown Away By iOS Packager
Roundarch's John Lindquist took a Flixel based Flash game and compiled it for iOS using the AIR packager, and was "blown away by how well it ran". He's posted a video on his blog.
2011 Amazon Cloud Uploader Powered By AIR
Amazon has announced Cloud Drive, essentially a hard drive in the cloud, and 5 GB of free storage to get you started. Aside from file storage, Cloud Drive is specifically intended for storing your digital music collection which can then be played back using Amazon Cloud Player (for web and Android).
Of course, unless you are buying new music from Amazon (which will get deposited right into your cloud drive), this requires that you upload your entire music collection, and so Amazon created the Amazon MP3 Uploader. And the MP3 Uploader (which also uploads AAC files)? It's a web based Adobe AIR app built using jQuery.
2011 Serge Jespers Interviews Paul Gubbay Re HTML5
Paul Gubbay is Adobe's VP of Design and Web Engineering. You may recall that I interviewed him (and John Resig) during the MAX 2010 Day 2 keynote, and we chatted about HTML5, jQuery, and more. Well, Paul has been interviewed again, this time at FITC by fellow Adobe evangelist Serge Jespers:
2011 inneractive White Paper On Mobile Advertising Trends
Mobile advertising platform company inneractive has published a white paper outlining major patterns in mobile advertising. The data is based on extensive research and experience working with hundreds of mobile developers both large and small, and the findings offer an interesting view into what apps, app categories, platforms, and regions, are generating revenue for developers.
2011 Is Your Device Certified To Run Flash Player?
Visit the Adobe Flash Platform - Certified devices to see which devices are currently certified to run Flash Player.
2011 AIR 2.6 Powered Comb Over Charlie
Check out this AIR 2.6 video, good stuff:
2011 ColdFusion Now Supporting JDK 1.6.0_24 To Address Oracle Security Alert
Recently Oracle published a security alert and recommended updating to JRE 6 update 24 (or higher). As such, we've now tested and officially support the use of JRE 1.6.0_24 with ColdFusion 8.x and 9.x as noted in this security bulletin.
2011 eWeek: 10 Hottest Adobe Labs Projects
eWeek has listed their Top 10 Hottest Projects on Adobe Labs. I'm particularly proud of the top 3. #1 is Adobe AIR Launchpad (created by our own evangelist team), #2 is Packager for iPhone (yep, some people apparently really want to build apps for iOS), and #3 is ColdFusion Builder 2.
2011 Kap Lab Raises The Flex Components Bar
I've previously mentioned French partner Kap Lab and their impressive Flex components. Well, they've done it again. Kalileo is a collection of visually stunning and highly configurable Flex data visualization controls (see this demo), and their Kolbert reporting components have been updated, too (see the Tree Map and Ring Chart demos).
2011 ColdBox 3.0 Modules Contest Announced
The ColdBox team has announced the ColdBox 3.0 Modules Contest. Create a ColdBox 3.0.0 module, and you could win prizes include a license of Adobe ColdFusion 9, $100 Amazon Gift Card, and a six-pack of beer.