Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Adobe Flash on TV

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It has been announced that Flash will be available on TVs! This news from Broadcom and Adobe certainly caught my attention. This is not only a great opportunity for Adobe Flash, but opens up many, many opportunities for Flash developers and hopefully e-learning designers.

This will now place rich Internet applications (RIA) on TVs, using Flash Lite Player 3. For now I am going to assume a content developer's kit (CDK) will be provided by Adobe and the TV remote will act in the same manner as a Flash enabled phone's key pad, recognizing key presses, etc. If this is the case, it opens the door for very accessible, interactive e-learning....on your TV. And if it talks to an LMS, even better.

Plus, if I am correct, this will expose people to e-learning beyond academia and the corporate world, who are the majority of our e-learning audience.

As this is rolled out we should learn more about its capabilities and at what level it is applicable to e-learning, but until then I will stay very optimistic.

Here is a link to the press release.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! It is good to hear that flash is finaly going to make the jump to TV. I am currently working on the development of a flash based interactive content manager to be deployed on TVs in the future... We are currently just doing tests at the moment but hoppefuly, we will have a whole new world on TV in a not very far away future.

    Regards,
    Paulo

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