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Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits

CDSM

Our Head of Technology, Nik Goile, gives us some background on last month’s Adobe Flash exploits , and explains how CDSM was prepared to deal with them… You probably heard about the Adobe Flash Player vulnerabilities that came to light in July. Internet giant Facebook even called for Flash to be killed off completely. The Danger of ‘Zero Day’ Exploits.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. For now this project is targeted at advertisers to enable them to run Flash ads on the iPhone/iPad. Here is a video demonstration of a Flash ad running on an iPad using Smokescreen –. eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

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Leading Benefits of Lectora: HTML5 and Mobile

Everything E-Learning

Lectora® leads the way for mobile learning capabilities as the only major e-Learning to HTML5 authoring tool on the market. This means it doesn’t require a plug-in such as Flash Player, unlike other authoring tools. Because Lectora has always published to HTML, you know your published courses are built on years of experience. With Lectora, you’re already there!

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few days before the launch of iPad Apple had released a list of ‘iPad ready’ websites having support for HTML5. In fact I believe it may not replace Flash at all.

How to Insert eLearning Cutout People Videos in Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

The blank we are going to the flash player publish settings. For responsive projects, we are going to us the HTML 5 compatible format. Now, if you design your course for responsive, just plan ahead knowing you are going to have a white background in mobile, not a transparent background. So, let’s get started. Upload.FLV file formats to have transparent backgrounds.

Captivate 6 vs. Articulate Storyline

In the Middle of the Curve

Noticed how I focused on what I need to do NOW vs. shiny "new" features. -- Reasons for looking at changing development tools: Increasing use of mobile for training. Discomfort with Adobe’s mobile strategy for Captivate Feedback that Captivate is tricky to learn and not terribly intuitive. Have to post any HTML output to test. Mobile Test Note: HTML5 output only displays correctly on HTML5-compatible browsers. Technology not quite ready for prime-time. (I posted HTML and HTML5 publications on an FTP site our team uses for evaluation and testing of online tutorials.)

The Future Of E-learning Is Mobile – mLearnCon

Upside Learning

The one thing that strikes me is the immense interest in the mobile learning solutions that we provide.I’ve earlier written about what I believe is the future of learning technology and it seems from my interactions, yes, mobile (or m-learning) is the future of e-learning. Skill-Pill: Just-in-Time Mobile Learning. See you there.

IPhone- User Interface Guidelines- Part I

Upside Learning

The iPhone’s revolutionary user interface has changed the way we look at mobile devices. Web-only Content : Build using HTML. Hybrid application : Combination of Objective C and HTML. It primarily uses UIWebView component to render html content. Tags: Mobile Learning IPhone Iphone Guidelines IPhone Interface mLearning This is the first. It runs in safari browser.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

It’s a Flash-killer. It’s the only way to get multimedia on mobile devices. Simply speaking, HTML is the language that the Web is written in, and HTML5 is the most recent version of it. Apple has never allowed Flash on iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads), but these devices are way too popular for us to ignore their users. And just recently, Adobe announced that it is stopping development on the version of Flash Player that is used on all other mobile devices, as well. Speaking of other technologies… is it going to kill Flash?

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

At Google I/O event last year HTML 5 capabilities were demonstrated to developers for the first time. This year at the Google I/O some important announcements have been made which will make HTML 5 development easier across different browsers.  . Also Adobe has announced that they would be supporting the WebM video format in the next release of Flash Player.

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

An eLearning player is a building block for more conventional [one with back and next for navigation buttons] eLearning courses. What’s an eLearning player? This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. Here are some of the key considerations for developing an eLearning Player –. html, *.xml,

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

The formats prescribed in the blog are followed when the courses are published to PCs, mobiles and iPads, but when publishing your courses to CDs and PCs (offline), you have the liberty to use the format of your choice.  . SWF: (Shockwave Flash) It contains vector designs, animations, audio, and videos for web browsers using Flash player). Adobe Captivate 9. Lectora 16.

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Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development

Upside Learning

Adobe’s Device Central is an application bundled with Adobe’s Creative Suite [which includes tools like Flash Professional, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.] of products and attempts to provide just that – the ability to simulate a variety of devices. It helps preview and test any content developed for various mobile devices using the Creative Suite. Integration with Dreamweaver CS5.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices. The Open Screen Project was started to help create a singular experience on multiple devices (using Flash) be it Computers, Mobiles, TV or Game consoles. Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe. Also porting Flash runtimes on handheld devices has been made royalty free (which wasn’t the case earlier).

Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday

Steve Howard

Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. See this Flash Platform blog post for more details:  [link]. Does this mean that Adobe is no longer supporting content publishers focused on delivering content via a browser on a mobile device? What does this mean for Flash Player support on desktops?

Creating Successful m-Learning Strategy – Part 3

Upside Learning

You could create simple HTML based courses (nuggets) or even simpler good old SMS based assessments. Flash is not supported on all devices; and to create something with a richer user experience, you need to look at creating apps. It is a jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices. Google Goggles and Mobile Learning.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #1

Upside Learning

Flash Player 10.1 Recently Adobe has released the public beta of Flash Player 10.1 on Adobe Labs. This is the first time the same version Flash Player would be available for Desktop and Mobile devices.This would help the development teams in delivering the applications on desktop and mobile phones at same level of engagement and consistency. Here is a short video of Kevin Lynch [CTO of Adobe] demonstrating the various Flash Player 10.1 Tags: Innovation Weekly Finds eLearning Design Learning Mobile Technology link].

Adobe’s Edge-y HTML5 Development Tools

eLearning Chef

With Flash being increasingly dismissed for many web projects, Adobe needed an answer to replace at least some of that functionality with a tool that used HTML/JS…resulting in the Edge suite of tools. That said, Flash isn’t entirely out of the game. With CreateJS integrated, Flash can output to HTML5 Canvas , creating solid images, charts, and animations. consider this the beginning of the Flash IDE transformation. Until it moves further, however, the Edge tools provide a lot of the otherwise missing HTML functionality. What can I create with it? ( 2 ).

QR Codes and what to do #QRCode

Dont Waste Your Time

Link the code to a mobile-friendly site. If not you can develop your CSS and HTML with some code that will render the page in a mobile friendly CSS style sheet. “Plus, if your mobile site requires Adobe Flash Player on a SmartPhone, you’ll create a non-working mess for your Apple iPhone audience (including me).&#. Link the code to meaningful content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.