I sitting here in the main session for Adobe Max 2008 and I can't believe how many people are here already. They just started us off with a beat box slide show... I ran into Jochem while cramming down breakfast and chatted with him up the escalater... he said that people claiming *some* usage or interaction with CF accounted for about 50% of the registrations-- and the CEO just annouced there is over 5000 registrations. I will update this post as stuff happens...Thermo will be available today in a test build called Flash Catalyst. (The logo for it is "FC") Also Gumbo (Flex 4) will have a beta available today. Adobe's CEO also talk about Project Red- a project to raise money for AIDs and stuff, He also introduced an AIR app to keep with with it. Now Kevin Lynch is talking about the future of RIA's -- flash 10, etc. He just showed an awesome example of a Flash 10 app that creates music visualization all in Flash. There are some awesome 3d affects he is also showing with live tranformation of video and images. Flash Player 10 is not just English now- full world-wide text support including right to left text. Now he's showing some pixel bender stuff, where you can apply affects to images in a Flash app. His example is built in Flex. There is also a 64-bit version of Flash available today. He also announced that 80% of all videos on the web are built with Flash. Now Bud Albers, the CTO of Walt Disney's interactive media group is talking. He's talking about how their website is using Flash as a medium to present media and leveraging Adobe's technologies to push boundries in presenting media. Millions of kids playing games in their virtual worlds like Club Penguin-- kids around the world playing the same game in difference languages with automatic translation between them. Kevin is back-- 10 Million installs of Flash player every day. Major league baseball .com has also chosen Flash as their media. NFL NBA NHL NBL are all using Flash. Now he's talking about AIR and how it balances client and cloud computing. On target to hit 100 million installs of AIR one year after its launch. Today they are releasing AIR 1.5 today for Windows and Mac using Flash 10. Linux coming soon. Webkit and sqirrelfish--n local secure encrypted data with SQLite. Michasel Zimbalist, is now up talking about the New York Times. They have a next gen new reader built on AIR 1.5 that lets you read online or offline. Layout changes as you resize the menu... very user friendly. Browse feature to let you "flip through" the news. Imbedded ads in the news with video that cache when offline. Has useable crossworld puzzle imbedded in their news reader app. Now Kevin has a handheld device (Mid?) running Linux with AIR 1.5 loaded with the news reader device we just saw. One more example-- education in California. New California Legacy Trail site using flash with partner AIR app with same content from the site for teachers to use. Students also use the app to take quizes on their computer. Cool drag and drop right off the desktop into AIR. He drug a folder of images in and they appeared in his photo slideshow. Pretty cool. I'm not sure how much of this project is specific to AIR 1.5 though. Maria Shriver and Ann Lewnes just came up to talk a bit. www.californiamuseum.org Now we're talking about the "Cloud" side... Tour de Flex is another sample app Kevin is showing us. Has sample components for Flex with sample code and language reference. Samples of integration with Amazon and Google APIs. Twitter integration as well. Salesforce.com interface... Steve Fisher from saleforce.com has came up to talk now. "Enterprise Software is where innovation has gone to die". New model for enterprise software powered by front-end experience and platforms delivered as service over internet. Force.com provides services that people are using to build custom applications that run locally. "Focus on innovation, not infastructure." Use force.com to host all your infastructure for you. Kevin's back now-- talking about Social Computing. World-wide interaction among people. Whoops-- Kevin didn't last long, now we have Nigel Pegg showing us a social application written in Flex using Adobe Cocomo for collaborative features. This one does medical analysis. We've got a video feed in the app. Cursor's and views are shared between both users to co-navigate in the same app. The pre-scripted conversation is a little cheesy... :) Nigel points out that there is no screen sharing going on-- Flex is keeping track of what each user sees. Adobe hosts the shared services for the client to client streaming and file sharing etc. Cocomo is available today as a free public beta on Adobe Labs. Kevin is back now talking about a new service called Adobe Wave which is for notifications "as simple as sending an e-mail". E-vite invitation. AIR app that shows you when you get responses on your desktop. Now he's talking about "devices and desktops". Mobile phones are the majority of the devices connected to the internet-- surpassing PCs. This changes how we construct applications. We should think about "mobile first" and design experiences for mobil devices first. We will get a billion phones out with Flash embedded by 2009, a year before their original goal. Adobe wants to have consistent user experience across all devices with ability to auto-update for new features. The rate of web browsing is growing significantly on mobile phones. They are getting Flash 10 running on the "higher end" mobile phone market. Kevin is showing Flash Player 10 running in the browser in some different phones. Nokia Simbian phone, Windows Mobile HTC Phone, opera browser. Streaming audio was just demonstrated on the HTC. Now we're on youtube showing video on the mobile devices. Crowd applauds... lol. Ahh-- finally he announces that they are busy working on the iPhone but they stil need Apple approval. Google Android OS now-- running flash content. Very cool indeed. Andy Rubin is here from Google to talk now... Better Internet experience on mobile phones... Android was designed for this sort of thing. Back to Kevin-- he wants to show us some things with Flash Lite. He has a Nokia with Flash Lite 3.1 installed on it. They are creating the Flash Lite distributible player and releasing it today to help package your flash apps for mobile phones. Now he has a Samsung phone running Windows Mobile that does NOT have Flash Lite nor the sample app we just saw. He's attempting to automatically download Flash Lite--- wireless network is a little slow for the demo to work. Three revolutions happening right now:
Now he has an example device which can connect to another device by simply being pointed at the screen-- and then he could transfer photos from his handheld device to a TV screen. Pretty cool collaborative stuff. adobe.com/go/keynote also has a summary of stuff on it. Sorry the information was a little unorganized-- I was banging it out as the speeches happened.