OpenLaszlo running on a cell phone!
I wanted to share a bit of excitement we had this week. A little while ago, Macromedia announced availability of Flash Lite 2, a new version of its Flash player for mobile devices. This new version is Flash 7 compatible, which is great because of course OpenLaszlo runs on Flash 7.
So we ordered one of the supported phones (an unlocked Nokia 6680 -- very nice), and it arrived on Tuesday. In twenty minutes, I had the FL2 player transferred via bluetooth and was playing a sample Flash game on the phone. Twenty more minutes and I had this running:
If you aren't familiar with the image on the screen, compare with this.
All I did was wrap the clock code in a new LZX file with the right canvas dimensions (208 x 176), compile it SOLO using lzc, and transfer the swf file to the phone via bluetooth. The file showed up in my messaging inbox, and a click opened it into the Flash Lite 2 player. Launch time was about three seconds, and performance was quite acceptable.
Next steps are to try out the keypad, and to test network access. How exciting to see an OpenLaszlo app running on a cell phone!