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lrrm
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I'm a bit concerned about this

http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/9/2548802/adobe-killing-mobile-flash-plugin-android-playbook How does this affect the playbook? I assume that the porting of apps built in flash won't be a problem, but what's about the browser?
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Re: I'm a bit concerned about this

It had "We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates" and "Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations". So the device is probably covered very well. It some respects, the "flash player" for browsers probably does not need too much updates with current browsers, but it does make if difficult for a vendor to introduce a new mobile browser. Additionally, since many browsers a based on "standard" toolkits like WebKit, new mobile browsers may not occur too often in the future since there really are only 4 players left in the mobile browser space (MS,RIM,Google,Apple). This also indicates that most of the toolkit companies believe HTML5 has matured enough that in-browser Flash is not the direction the web is going.
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Re: I'm a bit concerned about this

I understand that this is just talking about the browser Flash plugin. But it makes me wonder about the commitment to the Adobe Air runtime for devices themselves. I really like the notion of FlashBuilder's write once/deploy many capabilities. Is it time to transition all of my work with Air to HTML5 now so as to not get left in the lurch one day down the road? Is this why there was barely a mention of Air as a development platform at the DevCon keynote?
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jtegen
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Re: I'm a bit concerned about this

It said that "Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores". AIR apps for mobile is what they are counting on. Write once, deploy everywhere has been and will continue to be important to Adobe.
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Re: I'm a bit concerned about this

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See here (directly from RIM):

http://blogs.blackberry.com/2011/11/rim’s-commitment-to-support-a-full-web-and-app-experience-today-...

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