And so it begins - first MAX Announcements

This post is more than 2 years old.

The conference hasn't even started yet (well, registration has, pre-events,etc) and we already have some news out there in the wild. First, it looks like AIR 1.5 has been released. You can get it here: You can learn more about AIR 1.5 in this DevNet article: Introducing Adobe AIR 1.5. Thanks goes to Flashthusiast for sharing the news.

Over on, they have an article on other news in regards to Flash. Probably the most interesting bit is that Thermo now has a proper name: Flash Catalyst. CoCoMo is now in public testing and Flash Media Server has a new update.

I'll be blogging from the keynote. The email I got today had this to say:

Opening General Session-Vectors of Innovation
There are three tectonic shifts in how software is developed and experienced around the world. Adobe Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch, explores the three vectors of innovation through an engaging multimedia presentation, featuring guest speakers from well-known brands.

Look for my 'live blog' (basically an entry I keep updating) in a few hours. It sounds like the CF stuff will be tomorrow, but I think today will be quite interesting as well. (Just please no mobile, Adobe, I beg you! ;)

Raymond Camden's Picture

About Raymond Camden

Raymond is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. He focuses on document services, JavaScript, and enterprise cat demos. If you like this article, please consider visiting my Amazon Wishlist or donating via PayPal to show your support. You can even buy me a coffee!

Lafayette, LA

Archived Comments

Comment 1 by João Fernandes posted on 11/17/2008 at 7:53 PM

I think mobile will be one of the major announcements for first day's keynote.It's a wild guess but after reading all those posts about ARM & Adobe combining efforts to bring FP into mobile devices, I can't not covering it in the Keynote.

Comment 2 by Brian Swartzfager posted on 11/17/2008 at 8:50 PM

Yeah, mobile's going to be part of the keynote announcements: the MobileCrunch website says Adobe will demonstrate Flash Player 10 (not Flash Lite) running on a Windows Mobile phone:

Comment 3 by Alirio Boquín posted on 11/17/2008 at 9:27 PM

Hi Raymond

Have a good time, in MAX. I be follow your notes.

Thank you.

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 11/17/2008 at 9:39 PM

Interesting. To be clear, I don't mind mobile. I love mobile. It just seems like every year we hear the same thing. "Mobile is real big in Asia and it's going to be real big here any second now." I just find it a bit funny, and I hope Adobe doesn't mind me picking too much. ;)

So what are the chances of us seeing Flash on an iPhone today? That's what I want to know. :)

Comment 5 by Dallas Twiford posted on 11/17/2008 at 9:52 PM

I'll be refreshing(F5'ing) your blog all day....wishing I were at MAX.