On a related topic to my previous post Flash Lite as a theme on the phone, I also found a post by Bill Perry about a full UI built using Flash Lite. The phone supports Flash Lite and Flash lite for BREW.
Check out the post and movie: Verizon Wireless Chocolate – First Flash Lite UI Phone in the US
It all started from a Google Alerts, I found a post about a small DB like WURFL, but specific for Flash Lite, the author called it “Flash Lite UAProfile“. From there I got on a blog that linked to a video on YouTube, of course, that shows how you can use Flash Lite to personalize your mobile phone. Flash Lite is used to make the animations and I have to say that while I generally stick to the default themes on the phone, these are really interesting. Simple animations that can make your phone a little bit more “alive”.
NOTICE: While the database has ‘UAProfile’ in the name it’s not a UAProf; while the author names WURFL, it’s not compatible with WURFL.
If you are a content provider you should start considering a bit more the Themes topic. Themes have been available on mobile phones for a long time, but not many content providers sell them. It’s because all the phones user their own standard, all the phones have a different screen size and probably don’t seem so attractive as ringtones.
I can understand that today, with the integrated cameras, most users prefer to take a picture and use it as a wallpaper, but they can’t make animations and of course can’t make a theme out of an image. This is a good example of something else that can be done to make a mobile phone unique.
My friends from mobile|actionscript.it have launched a new mailing list dedicated to the flashlite integration in other environments such as J2ME and Symbian.
If you’re serious about flashlite you should definitely check flashlite_integration on Yahoo! Groups.
Group description from the homepage: “This group is dedicated to all the J2ME, Flash Lite and c++ developers that believe in the mobile market.
The group proposal is to give a support to the developers that are working in mobile project that runs above one of this technology or that integrate two or more of these.“
My friends at actionscript.it have just launched a new contest to develop mobile games.
This is the second edition and the first provided a number of nice new games. This year both flashlite and J2ME are allowed, so go on, show us something innovative!