Adobe: Mobile Flash to Get Accelerometer, Multi-touch Support Early Next Year

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch said at a company event for analysts today that a full featured version of Flash for mobile phones will be available in beta by the end of this year and by early next year the technology will be making use of multi-touch and accelerometer features on smart phones.Ted Patrick, Adobe’s Senior Manager of Developer Communities, put it like this: “I think we will see Flash on different devices support the soul of the device in capabilities and APIs” – including GPS. That’s an exciting trajectory and more than we’ve heard before. Full Flash on phones by the end of this year is more or less on schedule, but the integration of these physical features certainly revs up the imagination.The company’s presentations were reported live on Twitter by multiple analysts present; the multi-touch and accelerometer integration forecast was first tweeted by Redmonk’s James Governor and then quickly passed around between attendees.“As Apple has shown,” Governor told us by phone, “the User Experience elements are really important – it’s not just how you draw screens. Adobe has understood this and will be offering APIs accordingly. What’s most important is that they support a new interaction model because that’s what developers want. Augmented reality apps, being more gestural about how you interact with applications – that’s a big deal.”Governor, whose analyst firm counts Adobe among its clients, says that things will get really interesting when the Flash developer tool Flash Builder (formerly known as Flex Builder) integrates mobile and mobile features like accelerometer and multi-touch into its development environment. That’s not currently on the public road map, but seems like the next logical step. “There’s all these really cool phones beyond the iPhone, like Nokia phones, that have APIs for things like accelerometers, but the functionality hasn’t been taken advantage of,” Governor said. “If Adobe can simplify access to this functionality for new interaction models then it can, through tools, democratize sophisticated development on these platforms.”We’ve had only initial contact about this with Adobe at press time but will update coverage if we get more information.While we tend to focus here on non-gaming mobile apps, it’s not hard to see that multi-touch, accelerometer and GPS use by Flash apps will probably have the biggest impact on games. The mobile Flash demonstrations shown today by Adobe were all on Android devices, still no world on Flash for the iPhone. (“It’s up to Apple,” was the line again today.) A bevy of beautiful, touchable, turnable, location-aware Flash apps on Android could create a pretty compelling competitor to the contents of the iPhone app store. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

You Don’t Need to Speak to the CEO

first_imgFor a long time, salespeople were taught to start their pursuit of their dream client as high up in the organization as possible. The idea was that by starting high in the organization, you could gain the support of “the authority,” and their support would allow you to create an opportunity with the people who work for that person. Somehow that advice turned into calling a C-level executive, particularly the CEO, the ultimate authority and one who can bind the organization to a deal.One of the common criticisms of cold outreach is that CEOs aren’t going to take your call or read your email. This is a very poor argument against proactively opening a relationship with your dream clients because it isn’t likely that you need to speak to the CEO to create or win a deal. The Chief Executive Officer of a company generally has people on their team they count on to make decisions in their areas of responsibility. If the CEO is running a small business, they aren’t going to be as difficult to reach or as well staffed as, say, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase.The truth of the matter is, as I have written here before, a good starting point for developing a new relationship within your dream client’s company is what I call the CEO of the Problem, that person who is responsible for producing the outcomes with which you can help. That person may be the CEO in a small company, but as the size of your targets grow, that becomes less and less likely.The title for the person you need to speak with might be the Director of Operations of the Omaha facility. The best person for you to reach might be the Vice President of Human Resources or Marketing Operations or the IT Director or The Head of Sanitation in the Albuquerque plant. Even though you may not be thrilled about it, your best contact might be the Purchasing Officer over  in the Office Supplies category who is located in Duluth, Georgia.If you want to create an opportunity, your cold outreach needs to begin with the person who is deeply concerned with what you sell and may perceive you as a strategic partner and a source of competitive advantage. There are a few things that make cold outreach difficult, the first of which is the idea that you need to call on people with titles that indicate they would have very little to do with a decision to buy what you sell. The second challenge is having nothing of value to trade for the time you are asking the CEO of the Problem to give you.You make cold outreach easier and more powerful when you target the right contacts and when you have a professional pursuit plan that speaks to their challenges. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Durant fined for ref rant

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The National Basketball Referees Association later praised Durant’s mea culpa.“Apology accepted. This is the kind of common ground we hope to achieve,” the NBRA wrote in a Twitter post. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)San Francisco, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 after his rant at officiating earlier this week, the NBA announced on Thursday.Durant lost his cool at referee James Williams during Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks, accusing him of targeting him with a technical.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron has Durant, reunites with Kyrie in NBA All-Star draft NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img “Second half, his whole thing was he’s trying to get me,” Durant complained to reporters after his fourth ejection of the season.Durant subsequently apologized for his remarks, saying that after looking at the tape of the game he had realized Williams had acted correctly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I can go back and say I was being a jerk last night, and I deserve whatever the league is going to throw at me,” Durant said on Wednesday.“I wish I had handled that better, obviously, but it was kind of heat of the moment for me. I could be better. It was a great learning experience for me, though.” MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

2011 NTL Results

first_imgElite Eight MenNew South Wales Scorpions7 defeated by New South Wales Mets 6TouchdownsScorpions: Jonathan Palau, Daniel Barton, Maurice Kennedy, Sam Brisby, Simon Lang, Daniel Chiddy, Nathan WongMets: Anthony Ziade, Ben Moylan, Scott Buckley, Trent Touma, Tim Good, Steve RobertsElite Eight WomenNew South Wales Mets 9 defeated by New South Wales Country Mavericks 4 TouchdownsMets: Elin Mortimer 2, Nola Campbell, Pepita Macalister-Knight, Kristy Judd, Stacey Lapham, Claire Winchester, Nicole McHugh, Kristin BossMavericks: Nicole Beck 2, Kylie Hilder, Jess McCallMixed Open (Tony El Takchi Shield)Sydney Rebels 5 defeated Brisbane City Cobras 3TouchdownsRebels: Claire Moran 2, Val Arena, Matthew Wiggs, Manu WakelyCobras: Kate Barker, Mel Fainges, Dean DenningMen’s Open (Mark Boland Shield)Brisbane City Cobras 7 defeated North Queensland 6TouchdownsCobras: James Sharp 2, James Courtney 2, Jake Laws, James Wihongi, Jason Te Huia, North Queensland: Jake Carter, Charlie Kang, Ben Glenwright, Jason Lynch, Samuel MazzaWomen’s Open (Angela Barr Shield)Brisbane City Cobras 8 defeated Sydney Mets 3TouchdownsCobras: Katherine Stevens 2, Kristy Moran, Angela Verniquet, Shannon Hayes, Daniel Gillham, Kate Greishaber, Rebecca SimsonMets: Gaby Chui, Trish McCarthy, Rowena MorganWomen’s 27’sNorth Queensland Tropical Cyclones 3 defeated Hunter Western Hornets 2TouchdownsNorth Queensland: Melissa Dunne, Tremayne Horan, Christy HarrisHornets: Amber Stephens, Krystal LaughtonWomen’s 35’sSouth Australia Heat 5 defeated North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 0TouchdownsSouth Australia: Moirirangi Williams 2, Sharon Gray, Michelle FordMen’s 30’sSydney Rebels 9 defeated Sydney Scorpions 3Touchdowns Rebels: Chris Lane 3, Chris Jonson 2, Shannon Warren 2, Mark Neiss, Dave RoseScorpions: Heath Cooper, Jason Everett, Paul McPhersonWomen’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 6 defeated South West Queensland Swans 1TouchdownsScorpions: Megan McGhie 2, Linda Patterson, Sue Hume, Natalie Harrison, Kath SambellSwans: Tarah GaleMen’s 40’sSydney Scorpions 10 defeated South Queensland Sharks 9TouchdownsScorpions: David Cheung 3, Jason Martin 2, Mark Springfield 2, Peter Wandl, Alex Ferro, Jeff CheungSharks: Scott Notley 3, Corey Foster 2, Bruce McDonald 2, Andrew Willet, Brooke EarlyMen’s 45’sSydney Mets 9 defeated South Queensland Sharks 7TouchdownsMets: Amir Ayoub 3, Anthony Wong, Tony Iannella, George Kritikakis, Rob Weatherill, Glenn Weatherill, Joe O’BrienSharks: Peter Sheppard 2, Luke Shaw 2, Lex Gillespie, Steve Green, Stephen HorsnellMen’s 50’s – division oneSydney Mets 2 defeated Southern Suns 1TouchdownsMets: Jeff McGhie, Wayne BrennanSuns: Adrian LambertMen’s 50’s – division twoSydney Scorpions 5 defeated Sunshine Coast 4TouchdownsScorpions: Les Saggers 2, David McLean, Phil Young, Marty FletcherSunshine Coast: Trevor McPhillips 2, Rick Lowien, Tony LacazeSenior MixedBrisbane City Cobras 8 defeated Central Queensland Bulls 3TouchdownsCobras: Corey Meredith 3, Justin Robson 2, Katrina Woodger, Haylene Grogan. Sarah JohnsonBulls: Brett Robson 2, Ken Wardlast_img read more

Vote For Your Favourite Play of the Day

first_imgWe’ve picked five of our favourite plays from day one of the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League and now it’s your turn to vote!Head to the TFA YouTube channel – to see our ‘Plays of the Day’ and then vote either by commenting on the video (by choosing play 1,2,3,4 or 5) or vote in our poll on Facebook by clicking on the following link: We’ll be doing a ‘Plays of the Day’ video each day, so be sure to vote and tell us about your favourite play. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League by visiting the event website – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more

20 days agoAgent of Spurs star Son would love to place him at Napoli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Agent of Spurs star Son would love to place him at Napoliby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Heung-Min Son admits he’d love to place the Tottenham star at Napoli.However, Thies Bliemeister says he won’t force the issue.”I have never taken a player to Napoli but I would like it thanks to (Diego) Mardona, my favourite player. I talked to Napoli before with directors who are no longer with the club. I will take advantage of the double meeting with Salzburg to talk to them,” Bliemeister told Radio Marte.”As for Son in Naples, why not? You should never say never in football. Son likes Italy, the food and the Italian people. It is not easy to move him to Napoli as he costs a lot, but one day maybe, who knows?” last_img read more

Rape victim complains of new delay in Tunisia police trial

first_imgTUNIS – A woman who accused Tunisian policemen of raping her more than a year ago complained Monday that the trial has been repeatedly delayed, saying she cannot sleep at night.The trial opened last year but has been bogged down by repeated delays.“I can’t wait any longer. Why do they push (the trial) back every time? I don’t sleep at night. It’s causing me huge suffering,” the young woman, known by the pseudonym Meriem Ben Mohamed, told AFP. Three police officers have been held in custody in connection with the case, two of them, Chawki Ben Ammar and Walid Feriani, on rape charges and the third on charges of extortion.Police say they found the woman and her boyfriend having sex in their car in a Tunis suburb in September 2012.The prosecution claims they then took the woman to a police car, where two of them raped her, while the third policeman allegedly tried to extort money from her fiance at a bank cashpoint.The latest delay was caused by the absence of one of the policemen, Ben Ammar, because of poor health, lawyers for Ben Mohamed said after a brief closed hearing.The case was adjourned until February 13.“The trial is a grave injustice for this young woman because she is forced to defend and to justify herself,” her lawyer, Martin Pradel, said after Monday’s adjournment.last_img read more

Conte Its up to the club to decide about my future

first_imgAntonio Conte managed to win the FA Cup with Chelsea after beating Manchester United 1-0 and it means that he has won one trophy for each year he has been at the club.The Italian coach still doesn’t know anything new about his future as his job has seemed to be in jeopardy – however, he insisted that the club know him well and they have enough information to make just the right decision.The former Juventus coach spoke about his future as he said, according to Talk Sport:After two years the club knows me very well.”“If they want to continue to work with me, they know me. I can’t change. My way is always the same: hard work and to build a strong mentality with my players.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I can’t change. I’m this. I’m this and I think my past speaks very clear as a player and as a manager. You can say what you want, but I’m a serial winner.”“I showed this in England in a difficult moment for the club, after the 10th place (in 2015-16). I’ve shown this also today because we found the right way to win this trophy.”“I’m very happy for the players, I’m very happy for our fans. At the same time, I’m happy for the club.”“The decision to charge me (with the job), in two seasons I brought two trophies for this club.”last_img read more