Monday, July 31, 2006

Starting Flash Lite development

Besides a lot of overwhelming eagerness, visual talent, and intercommunication skills you will definitely require different commercially accessible programs. Flash Lite 1.1 applications can be developed with the Adobe Flash IDE. If you need to build applications utilize Flash Lite 2.0, you have to download an update from Adobes Web site. This edition is only appropriate to Flash 8 Professional.
Before transferring your Flash Lite masterpiece to your Nokia N100, you can test it on an emulator included in Flash 8 Professional. For Flash Lite 2.0 there are originally no phones (except for the generic device) available in the emulator, but you can place a set of phones by using a phone profile update .
To make the regular start as a Flash Lite developer easier for you, Adobe has created a Flash Lite 2 Content Development Kit (CDK) that contains critical documentation, examples, and code .
Especially if your Flash Lite application use external files, such as .txt or .xml files, it is highly advised that you produce a .sis file out of everything that is included in your Flash Lite program. Creating a .sis file is further recommended if you are utilizing just a unique .swf file. Here are some advantages of the .sis compression:
1. You can put an icon to your file.
2. You can install multiple files at a time.
3. The user can easily uninstall all of the content.
4. You can temporarily designate a version number to your content.
5. You can select a non-default area for your content.
6. You can further install .txt files to be used with loadVariables.

To be able to create a .sis file of your Flash content you requires a Software Development Kit (SDK) for Symbian that is downloadable from Forum Nokia. You also need to order a set of UIDs (Unique Identification Number) from Symbian. More information on this can be located at the Symbian Web site