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Adobe Axes Flash For Mobile And 750 Jobs

“The second problem, Luh said, was that Adobe ignored its developers. ‘A lot of the early mobile Flash developers wanted to create standalone apps, but Adobe wanted to build a mobile platform, so they focused on trying to get distribution of their Web plug-in on mobile phones,’ he said. ‘There was an impedance mismatch and Adobe just took too long to come to the right conclusions.

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Adobe Had It Coming: The Long, Slow Goodbye of Mobile Flash

Adobe wanted Flash everywhere,’ said Carlos Icaza — a former Adobe employee who created Corona, a competing product, after leaving the company. ‘They had the perfect opportunity to work extremely well on iPhones and other mobile devices, but they wanted it across every device,’ Icaza said. ‘It spread them far too thin…

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Programming for Children, Minus Cryptic Syntax

Even some of the professional tools are within reach for smart high school students. Robert Nay, 14, became the talk of the Web when his iPhone game called Bubble Ball reached the top of the charts. He used Corona, a toolkit from Ansca Mobile that makes it relatively simple to create objects that behave as if they’re in the real world. Many of the rules of physics are already encoded and the programmer only tells the objects where to go, not how to bounce. Corona comes with a built-in ‘physics engine’ that fills in the details.

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Ansca’s Simplisitic Mobile-App Publisher Rises in Popularity

This year alone has seen the creation of 6,000 Corona-based apps, including an upcoming game tie-in to Warner Brother’s Dolphin Tale. In the past, several reached iTunes’ and Android Market’s Top 10. The program’s popularity rests on two aspects, says Icaza, who quite Adobe with co-founder Walter Luh to start Ansca…

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Make Your Own Smartphone Apps

Once you get more experience, you can step up to a more powerful game engine. Corona SDK is worth a look. The game “Bubble Ball” was created by 14-year-old Robert Nay using this program. It’s now one of the most popular iOS games. You can build your app using Corona for no cost. However, to publish your app, you’ll need a subscription….

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The ‘Night & Day’ changes involved in developing kids apps for Android

As one of the pioneers of creating kids-oriented applications for the iPhone and iOS devices, it was only recently that Night & Day Studios turned its attention to Android. Night & Day’s top-selling Peekaboo Barn application — which remains in the top 15 in the iTunes App Store education category nearly three years after its introduction — is now available to Android users for a $2.99 download….

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7-Year-Old Developer’s iPhone App ‘Toaster Pop’ to Shake Angry Birds’ Roost

However, this is not the first time that a youngster has capitalized on the iPhone app success. In January a 14-year old developer, Robert Nay, came into prominence when his app Bubble Ball became the most downloaded game, toppling Angry Birds from the top free apps list on the Apple App Store. Bubble Ball was downloaded more than 3 million times. The 8th grader Robert Nay built the app with his mother Kari Nay using Corona SDK….

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84-year-old Becomes Oldest App Inventor with the Word Game Dabble

George Weiss is 84, and he just may be the eldest mobile application inventor in America. His app is called Dabble – The Fast Thinking Word Game, and it is now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The object of the $0.99 game is to spell five words as quickly as possible suing the 20 letters stacked in a pyramid shape. The five words must include a two, three, four, five and six letter word. The premise is simple and addictive….

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