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Wolfgang Klopf
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Hey Flash Community! I'm really excited to announce the next Flash Online Conference №12 with Adobe!
 
Google Calendar Event: http://bit.ly/1IFEZTA

Schedule:
1) "Video Texture on Android" – Nimisha, Chandra Prakash - Adobe
2) "ETC2(Ericsson Texture Compression) support in AIR" – Ridam Batra - Adobe
3) "Standard Extended Profile" – Mayank Bhagya - Adobe
4) "iOS64 bit Support and Compilation Improvements" -  Abhinav Dandh - Adobe
5) "A Preview of Feathers 2.2 and the Feathers SDK" - Josh Tynjala - Feathers

Conference page: http://gonchar.me/stage3d/ (here you can find links on the previous meetings)
Broadcast link: http://experts.adobeconnect.com/stage3d

Please share the event with your friends!

Thank you!

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Great to see the extension (Android APK Expansion Files) I've developed listed on "Native extensions for Adobe AIR"
Thanks very much +Chris Campbell 

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+Sergey Gonchar  plans to organize a Flash offline conference. Vote for the city where it should take place: http://t.co/ta4yOJhDul

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"Back in 2011, I wrote an article about the demise of Flash Player for Mobile. The article, "Flash Into (Not so) Thin AIR," declared that Flash capabilities on mobile devices weren’t dead, but rather had morphed and continued to live on in a new form—the Adobe Integrated Runtime, or AIR—which would continue to be developed.

Despite what I thought was careful wordsmithing to show that Flash Player capability was alive and well, the matter itself seems to have taken on a life of its own. Part of the issue may have been in the way Adobe announced that it was ending additional development on device-specific versions of Flash Player for Mobile, leading to the erroneous assumption that Flash capabilities were no longer available on mobile platforms.

Four years later, in early 2015, the debate continues. Jan Ozer penned a recent commentary titled "Flash is Dead Again (Yawn)" that took on the assumptions on the part of the likes of CNET and Tech Radar that Flash Player was dying, even though all the major sites—including those two —still use Flash Player in their desktop-centric websites.  

Even more curious—and what caught my attention regarding the whole “Flash is Dead Again” debate—were a number of comments on a LinkedIn community group saying that Adobe had abandoned mobile platforms like Android years ago.

"Adobe continues to update Flash, that's true, but for Windows and Mac OS only," wrote Jan Sunavec, a streaming technology specialist at B4B Technologies. "In the past they supported Linux and also Android devices. That's why we can say Flash is dying. Especially when mobile devices are crucial for video markets ... Point is there was Flash for Android, and now it's not. Adobe lost quite [a] big market."

I pointed out that Adobe didn’t abandon the Android platform, and has gained additional marketshare on the iOS platform in the past three years. True, Adobe abandoned the Flash Player for Android back in 2011. However, the AIR platform that developers can use to create apps for both iOS and Android is in parity with the current desktop version of Flash Player. Since apps are used to deliver much of the premium content viewed on mobile devices, this means that Flash is still very much alive on these platforms."
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