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RIA Unleashed conference in Boston

RIA Unleashed conference is happening in Boston next week
“FITC is VERY excited to be involved with RIA Unleashed! Guests and speakers from New England and throughout North America will be coming to the 5th Annual RIA Unleashed event this October. This popular, low-cost event is accessible to every budget, and last year’s event was a super success. Grab your ticket early to ensure your place within the thought leaders in RIA development. RIA Unleashed has some of the most unique and engaging presenters from the Rich Internet Application industry. ”
You can register here.

Looks like there are some very cool sessions around mobile development.


Calling all developers: Chumby developer contest

Chumby is launching a developer content. More details here. The prize is $2500 and deadline is end of September.

“Chumby is looking for AS2 and AS3 Flash apps (they can help create things like photo galleries, menus, and databases) for its content platform and devices. These “family friendly” apps can range from games and entertainment to news and productivity. ”


Adobe AIR App Challenge for Sony Tablets, $200k

Via Mark, Adobe partenering with Sony has launched a Adobe AIR App Challenge with $200k in prices.

“Today we’re announcing an exciting new Adobe AIR App Challenge for two upcoming Sony Tablet devices. It’s available to those of you in Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, UK and USA.

There are lots of prizes ($200,000 USD) available for various categories of applications, as well as early access to the devices and Adobe AIR 3, and a paid-up trip to Adobe MAX for finalists. All that and more for optimizing your applications for Sony’s new devices.

Each category has a cash prize of $20,000 USD and promotion on the Sony Tablet devices, with a $100,000 USD Grand Prize awarded for the best overall application.

Lifestyle and Community
Business and Productivity

Our team of judges will be reviewing applications throughout the process, and will look favourably at applications that span across different platforms. Maybe your application works on Sony Vaio PCs, or Sony Televisions with GoogleTV?”


Sept 16: Deadline for MAX Showcase App prizes
Oct 1-5: MAX Public Favorite Vote & MAX Showcase App winners attend Adobe MAX
Oct 10: Deadline for Entries
Nov 11: Final App Submission for Finalists to the Android Market
Nov 17: Winners Announced


Adobe Mobile Challange for EU residents only

Adobe is launching the Adobe Mobile Challange for EU residents only.

“Adobe are challenging you to build a great AIR app and publish it into the Apple Store, the Android Marketplace and the BlackBerry App World for a chance to win a trip to Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, California this October.”

“The submissions end on the 1st of September. Then the members of the jury will elect the best applications. You can discover the full list of prizes on this page (travel to Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, Creative Suite Web Premium licenses, Flash Builder licenses…).”

So you need to create content and publish it on the Apple AppStore, Android Market and PlayBook RIM Market place.


WHYMCA: Flash Mobile Camp

This coming weekend there will be a great conference in Milan dedicated to mobile: WHYMCA.
The great news is that there will be a Flash Mobile Camp with sessions dedicated to Flash Mobile and AIR Mobile development.

If you plan to attend make sure to take part in the Flash Camp and sessions.


Boston Flex/Flash User Group May 10th Event

Via Ira, Christophe Coenraets, a leading Adobe Technical Evangelist, is coming to Boston to discuss and show the latest capabilities of the new Creative Suite 5.5 which includes Flash Builder 4.5, Flash Catalyst 4.5 and Flex SDK 4.5. All are welcome, food is provided, there will be goodies raffled, and it is all free. Details & signup are at

Although FB4.5 is a dot release, there are some major changes, including much more powerful cross platform development, especially for mobile platforms like Apple, Android & Blackberry. The optimizations for these target platforms appear to be impressive. Come see it in person & try it for yourself.
There are also lots of workflow and SDK changes that affect Developers and Designers. There will be ample time for questions and demonstration. Christophe is a very hands on presenter with deep knowledge of the product. He frequently answers questions by building an example on the spot.
This will be a great session. A full agenda will be posted shortly, but to give you a sense of what will be covered check out these:

· iPad & Adroid apps on Christophe’s blog:

· User story posted on Ben Forta’s blog: baccarat .com/blog/index.cfm/2011/3/21/AIR-26-Powered-Comb-Over-Charlie”>

· Deepa Subramaniam’s announcement of CS5.5:

So that we have enough food & drink, please RSVP at


Developing Video Applications for Symbian Devices webinar recording

Here are the recoding of a recent webminar on Developing Video Applications for Symbian Devices from Forum Nokia: “In this session Robert and Kirk explained how to use Qt Multimedia for Symbian devices such as the Nokia N8, as well as Web Runtime + Flash Lite for older S60 5th Edition Devices”

EMEA Session
Americas Session


Webminar: Developing Video Applications for Symbian Devices, WRT+Flash Lite

There will be an interesting webminar form Forum Nokia: Developing Video Applications for Symbian Devices, WRT+Flash Lite

“Join Robert Burdick of Forum Nokia and Kirk Ballou of Flash Widgets LLC for a session on building video applications for Symbian devices. The webinar’s topics will include using QtMultimedia for Symbian devices such as the Nokia N8 mobile computer, as well as Web Runtime (WRT) and Flash Lite technology for S60 5th Edition devices.”


FTIC Toronto and Amsterdam conferences 10% discount

FTIC Toronto and Amsterdam conferences in 2011 there will be several session on Flash Mobile, Flex Mobile and AIR Mobile.

Use discount code: Biskero10 that will gets you a 10% discount on all FITC Toronto / Amsterdam 2011 tickets, including early bird.

* Two full days and nights of events, plus one day of optional pre-festival workshops
* Over 50 presentations and panels covering the Creative, Technical, and Business aspects of Flash and digital media
* Over 750 attendees anticipated from around the globe
* Over 50 internationally renowned design and technology presenters
* Includes FITC evening events


RIA Unleashed in Boston

There will be a great conference in Boston in November: RIA Unleashed

Here are the Full details and registration information.

There will be some great speakers including mobile related sessions.

RIA Unleashed is the premier event for Adobe Flash, Flex, AIR, and ColdFusion developers in the New England area. This year the event has expanded to two days, November 11th and 12th. Day one is devoted to your choice of hands-on training in areas such as Flex, Flash, AIR, AIR for Android, and ColdFusion. Some highlights of day one include Scott Janousek covering AIR for Android, Mike Labriola teaching component development in Flex 4, and Bob Silverberg on ColdFusion 9 ORM.

Day 2 is the conference day, featuring 4 tracks and over 20 sessions on Adobe technologies and development. This is the best event to get all the scoop on the announcements and releases from Adobe MAX. Speakers from Adobe include Ryan Stewart, Adam Lehman, James Ward, Greg Wilson, Christophe Coenraets, and Terrence Ryan. RIA Unleashed also features some of the most well known and respected members of the Flash, Flex, and ColdFusion developer communities including Jesse Warden, Jesse Freeman, Raymond Camden, Charles Schulze, Brian Diette, Jeff Tapper, and Chuck Freedman among others.

Using our special discount code (BOSTONMOBILE), registration is currently just $175 for both days–that includes the hands-on training, conference day, the Thursday night party, and lunch on both days. You can also just attend the conference day sessions for only $50. Tickets are limited at both prices, so get them before the price goes up. Also, the hands-on training has limited seating, so sign up soon before it fills up. Keep in mind, this event sold out early last year, so register soon!

RIA Unleashed: Twitter and Facebook

RIM introduces PlayBook, Flash 10.1 and AIR Mobile support

Today RIM introduced PlayBook and Flash 10.1 and AIR Mobile are supported as development enviroment.

Here is Adobe Labs for RIM.


DROID does Flash meetup in San Francisco

There is a great event in San Francisco sponsored by Adobe and Motorola on Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PT): DROID does Flash.

DROID does Flash

“Adobe® Flash® Player is here on DROID smartphones by Motorola. Learn how you can get started creating and optimizing content for a great mobile Flash experience. Join MOTODEV & Adobe experts for an evening of networking, pizza, beer and frozen yogurt. Anyone from the curious to the hardcore developers is welcome to participate.
Twitter hashtag: #ddflash”


FITC Mobile 2010 conference in Canada

The FITC Mobile 2010 conference in Toronto is approaching. Here some details:

* Two full days of presentations with three tracks of presentations, plus one optional day of pre-conference workshops
* Covering iPhone/iPad, Android, Flash 10.1, Windows Mobile, HTML5, Unity, Marketing, Usability, and other relevant topics in the mobile world
* Over 30 presentations and panels covering all aspects of mobile development
* Covering technical aspects of development but also marketing, funding, and other business aspects of mobile development
* Between 300-400 attendees anticipated from around the world


Adobe MAX 2010 in October

Adobe MAX 2010 is going to held in October.

“This year’s conference will focus on three emerging trends: the explosion of content across multiple screens and devices, new technologies that enable integrated designer and developer workflows, and innovative ways to monetize content. MAX 2010 will give you the skills, insight, and contacts to take advantage of these opportunities as they transform our industry.”

Check the sessions catalog to see what the conference will offer. There will be some mobile related sessions on Flash 10.1 and AIR Mobile.


Flash Mobile Contests

There are 3 new Flash Mobile Contests sponsored by Adobe to make Flash 10.1 mobile games:

Kongregate is organizing a Flash Mobile Game contest with $20,000 prizes!
Flash Mobile Game Contest from Mochi Media for $15,000 in prizes
Flash Mobile Game Contest from Flash Games License, Cell Your Flash Game $30,000 in prizes.