Flashlite 2.0 will be the next big thing in wireless.
Simply put, flash lite is a version of the .swf ( flash) player that works on mobile phones. This means quite an enormous potential for content developers. The current media interface used by cell phones is primarily java. Flash offers all the development possibilities and speed of the desktop version of flash. The biggest diffrence is that cell phones are not yet as widely available with this technology except in Japan and Europe.
The limitation is also in current processor speeds of even the most up to date phone: A little over 300 mgz. This means that current applications must be somewhat more restrained so the phone can actually play the apps efficiently.
From a developer's standpoint, the biggest change is the diffrence in code. One must set and assign actions for the phone's keypad. This can be done using either the default settings or customizing the key functions. For someone like myself- more of a designer than a programmer, the challenge lies in the fact that there is very little information pertaining to flash lite. Most of the refrences are from other programmers, which as usual tend to leave out approximatly half the needed information. The single most helpful source at this point is the Adobe site, which while confusing due to their rather sprawly UI, still provides a wealth of information and tutorials that make sense for even the least informed.
This technology is exciting because as anyone can easily see, there are 10 times th number of cell phones over PC's. When flash became widely accepted online, it created a huge demand for flash developers, which has more or less normalized.
Hopefully, flash lite might be the next "Boom" that makes us all rich... in case you missed the last one.