All this talk about hacking an unfinished, stolen, proof-of-concept, app.
Apparently Macromedia is working on it...why dont we all just be happy and wait for the final finished version???
1) Don't think it *is* unfinished or proof-of-concept. I think it's a finished PocketPC app;
2) Stolen? Are you sure? If you can show this to be true then the download must be pulled immediately;
3) Don't like the sound of that "apparently" - I've been waiting for flash for Smartphone for 2+ years. Sure, if it'll be out next week/month/year then we might all hang on, but in the meantime, what's wrong with learning something? Anyway, do you have any ideas on an expected release date for a real version? If so then I defer to your superior knowledge...;
4) [Legal] hacking is fun;
5) Anything new and fun on Smartphone deserves to be investigated. don't know about anyone else, but I personally feel starved of new toys for my phone...!
Afterthought: Flash for Smartphone would be Flash for PocketPC with the user interface tweaked. If Macromedia wanted to push a version out of the door, surely they'd have done so by now, or did I miss something obvious?
This is an edit of a previous reply that wasnt nice. I've since read the whole thread and decided to retract. My original impression of this thread was that it was an unreleased product of Macromedia still in Beta based on the info extracted from the app.
Since I now know it is a flash player for the PPC, I will retract some of my statements. On a PPC, from memory, you cant play SWF files on their own. You can only play them when embedded in an HTML file...thus the reason for the original app. The PIE plugin is key and is what is needed for the smartphone. But there are many things that limit that from happening. I dont believe that the number keys of a phone are mapped in the same way a PCs keyboard are mapped. Thus the need for the upcoming flash component FLASHLITE or something like that....made to implement flash within mobile phones. It may be available for other phones, but I have not seen it yet.
In the end...this is fun...but I cant see a great use for it without the PIE plugin.
Maybe to play flash movies and apps that require NO interation...but that's about it.
So I apologize for jumping the gun...but my excitement is still subdued until I see something better.
EDIT: OKAY I TAKE THAT BACK TOO!
I HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF CAPTURING NUMBER KEYPRESSES. I'LL UPLOAD IT NOW....I SHOULD JUST SHUT UP NOW! :oops: (NEVER BELIEVE WHAT YOU'RE TOLD!)