Flash Player 10.1 is announced

Adobe has announced Flash player 10.1 and with it comes a whole new era of Flash applications.It might seem that this is just a point release,but do not get fooled away by the point.For me it seems like a whole new Flash world. There are so many great things coming, the details can be found here (http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/)
From developer’s perspective Global error handling is a one point solutions for all the try-catch blocks. Wow, I am so excited. Then comes multitouch,accelerometer,orientation detection for mobile devices just to name a few. FP10.1 will support HTTP streaming,another great addition to flash player.This is huge again.Now with Flash player 10.1 we will get direct access to microphone. Wow,simply awesome. Flashplayer will take advantage of Hardware acceleration whenever possible,even for Vector graphics and images(http://www.adobe.com/devnet/logged_in/jchurch_flashplayer10.1.html).
Well and the most tremendous part is Full flash player is now available for mobo devices.(http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200910/100509AFPforMobileDevicesandPCs.html)

Last,but not the list is Flash can now make applications for iphone,yeah from Flash CS5 one can directly produce native ObjecticeC code to deploy into iPhone(Obviously one need to go to Apple AppStore for the so called approval,huh!).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3CI5GyNXoA

Overall for me as a Flash developer this seems to be a new era coming to Flash platform.I can feel the freedom and fun. Long-live Adobe and long-live the Flash/SWF team at Adobe.

References :

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/logged_in/jchurch_flashplayer10.1.html

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/max-2009-develop/building-mobile-applications-with-adobe-air

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200910/100509AFPforMobileDevicesandPCs.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3CI5GyNXoA

Happy Flashing

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Author: saumya

designer / developer / maker / educator @saumya

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