Using the new Adobe Mobile Packager (available now for public beta from Adobe Labs), developers can now create SIS (Symbian) and CAB (WinMo) installer packagers for their Flash Lite content, and enable consumers of that content to be able to download the new Flash Lite 3.1 player OTA (over the air).
What does that look like, and why do we care? Well firstly, here’s what the process looks like:
- Create and test Flash Lite content using Flash CS4 and Device Central CS4
- With Adobe Mobile Packager, create an installer package (SIS or CAB) with your content, including custom icons, readme.txt, etc. You can tell the package what version of Flash Lite is required for your content to run.
- The package will also contain (automatically) the Adobe Version Checker application. When someone installs your content package, the Version Checker is also installed. When the application is run, the Version Checker first checks your target player, and what players exist on the device. If needed, it will then download Flash Lite 3.1 over the air to the device and then relaunch the application