Adobe flash-in-the-pan Cast

Posted: July 18, 2008 in Mobile
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Had a team in from Adobe to demo FlashCast, a mobile technology that allows “engaging, branded mobile experiences across handsets and platforms”.

They showed work they’ve been doing with Telenor in Sweden in which they’ve created a hub where channels (brands) are aggregated and monetized.
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I may be missing something, but it felt fundamentally flawed; do we really want to replace the walled gardens of telcom companies with an ad-funded mobile EPG?

That said, the aggregation framework looked promising, a navigation bundle that operated in a similar fashion to the way you can browse album covers on a iPod.

But far better to let users populate the channel lists with their own chosen favourites and, in my case at least, without the ads.

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