Forum Nokia announces ’Creative Pros’ community, supporting Web development and design professionals
Dedicated website to support creative professionals in porting Adobe Flash desktop content to the mobile environment, providing an enhanced user experience on mobile devices
ADOBE MAX 2007, Chicago, US - Nokia today announced the latest phase of its continuing support of Adobe ® Flash ® technology with the launch of the “Creative Pros” community by Forum Nokia, the company’s global developer support program. The new website is designed to help the Adobe Flash community and other web development and design professionals, grow from dynamic desktop creation to exciting new business opportunities around mobile devices.
The announcement of the new “Creative Pros” website adds to Nokia support for Adobe Flash Lite 3.0 as part of the Nokia strategy to deliver a unified web experience for mobile users and desktop users. With this announcement, Nokia provides a way for creative desktop Flash developers and designers to optimize existing Flash desktop content for the latest Nokia mobile devices.
Forum Nokia, the largest mobile development community worldwide with 3.4 million registered members, will host the new “Creative Pros” destination within the extensive Forum Nokia mobile developer support site at www.forum.nokia.com/creativepros. “Creative Pros” provides tools and Software Development Kits (SDKs), as well as technical and business support, to help creative professionals reach millions of mobile device users in the marketplace with rich applications, content and services for Nokia’s S60 and Series 40 platforms.
S60 on Symbian OS is the world’s leading smartphone platform, licensed by the industry’s foremost mobile device manufacturers. Series 40 is Nokia’s platform for high-volume mobile devices and supports mobile applications and content for the majority of Nokia’s customers.
With 900 million Nokia devices in use around the world, more than 100 million S60 smartphones shipped by all S60 licensees, and more than 50 Flash Lite-enabled S60 and Series 40 device models available today, Nokia is uniquely positioned to connect more people to the Internet
The launch of the Forum Nokia “Creative Pros” site will help guide creative Web professionals, and the more than 1.5 million Flash developers, to target a vast new mobile market of Nokia device users. Rich media experiences for mobile users may include: animated Flash games, advertisements, websites, album skins, Flash video and desktop Flash 8 multimedia content.
“Nokia is very pleased to be working with Adobe and creative Web professionals worldwide to further our vision of providing a rich and seamless multimedia experience for mobile consumers accessing the Internet,” said Lee Epting, vice president, Forum Nokia. “Through the ’Creative Pros’ site, Nokia and Adobe will provide Web developers and designers with the tools and resources needed to bring rich multimedia content over the Web to millions of mobile device users around the globe.”
“Adobe welcomes Nokia’s support for the vast Adobe developer community working with Flash in the desktop environment and Flash Lite for mobile content development,” said Gary Kovacs, vice president for product management and marketing, Mobile and Devices at Adobe. “Through their support of Flash content development for mobile devices, Nokia is helping to transform the mobile content industry by narrowing the gap between the desktop Flash experience and the mobile user experience of dynamic Flash content.”
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