FLV support

FLV support

The Adobe® Flash® Lite™ 3 runtime supports FLV, the most popular video format on the Internet, best known from popular sites such as CNN, YouTube, and MySpace. With Flash Lite 3, users can engage with web video on their devices just as they do on the desktop, either by streaming video or by downloading video clips as standalone applications or when integrated with a mobile web browser. Flash Lite 3 includes support for On2 VP6 and Sorenson video codecs.

Mobile Content Website

Improved web browsability support for most Flash 8 content (New)

Flash Lite 3 improves the web browsing experience across devices. With support for rendering of SWF files for Flash Player 8, you can view your favorite web videos and popular news and entertainment sites.

Faster performance

Flash Lite 3 performance has been optimized through more efficient resource management, resulting in improved rendering, scripting speed, and code optimization.

MMI extensions for UI design

MMI extensions are hardware abstraction layers that enable the same source assets to be used across multiple handset designs. MMI extensions also enable subscriber-focused themes and personalization, allowing device UIs to be customized for a specific demographic, location, or personality.

Integrated authoring environment

Developers can build, preview, and test Flash Lite 3 content using Flash CS3 Professional and Adobe Device Central CS3, a new component in Adobe Creative Suite® 3 software. Developers can also receive regularly updated device profiles to help keep current with new Flash Lite device releases. Manufacturers can use the web-based Adobe Device Intelligence Portal for worldwide publishing of their device information to Adobe authoring tools.

Multiplatform support

Flash Lite is highly portable and can be ported to a variety of leading operating systems. Many of the world’s largest OEMs and operators are shipping Flash Lite enabled devices, including BenQ, China Mobile, iriver, KDDI, Kodak, LG, Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, and Verizon Wireless.

Automated Testing System (ATS)

Using the Automated Testing System in Flash Lite 3, OEMs can reduce testing times by up to 85%, accelerating time to market. ATS provides the following key benefits:

  • The ability to localize ATS test case instructions
  • An interface to allow testing teams to communicate and collaborate on testing-related activities
  • The ability to upload results to Adobe for ATS verification testing
  • Introduction of the ATS Automation Test Library with the Flash Lite Library
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs) specified to the port Test Library on devices
  • Automated testing of the ATS and uploading of results via the Certification Portal

Dynamic XML Data

Dynamic XML data

Flash Lite supports loading and parsing of external XML data in Flash content using the same XML handling methods as Flash Player.

Example of persistent data: Pick a Pair game

Persistent data

Flash Lite supports the ability to locally store and retrieve relevant, application-specific information such as preferences, high scores, usernames, and so on, providing a robust development environment.

Powerful and Dynamic Media

Powerful and dynamic media

Flash Lite enables dynamic loading of multimedia content such as images, sound, and video based on supported codecs available on the device. This includes loading and handling XML data and SWF content. Flash Lite also provides video support and external multimedia support. This includes in-place video as well as image loading (GIF, JPEG, and PNG with transparency) and audio loading.

Text Enhancement

Text enhancement

Flash Lite enables users to modify text color, size, and other properties at runtime, providing improved display and handling of fonts. OEMs can also choose to embed vector fonts into their applications in order to render text. Flash Lite also supports rendering of text in right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.

Shape Drawing ActionScript API

Shape-drawing ActionScript API

Flash Lite enables developers to easily create sophisticated vector graphics and animated shapes at runtime using ActionScript™ 2.0.

Action Script 2.0 support

Flash Lite supports ActionScript 2.0, based on the ECMA-262 standard. Flash Lite content can now be developed with a modern event model (movie clip and object events), tab index control, shape-drawing API, and better SWF compression.

Synchronized device sound

Flash Lite enables content developers to synchronize animation with sound data in device-specific sound formats such as MIDI and SMAF.

Compressed SWF files

Flash Lite supports the rendering of SWF files that are compressed by content developers using the Flash authoring tool. Flash Lite will decompress the SWF file before it starts processing and rendering the data.

Tighter device integration

Flash Lite includes embedded device fonts, dynamic multimedia (images, audio, and video through device-specific codecs), inline video, and pass-through to local codecs.