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Adobe shows off P2P video calls on Android, calls it FlashTime

by Parm Mann on 20 July 2010, 11:26

Tags: Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE)

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Adobe has demonstrated a peer-to-peer video calling system for Google's Android mobile operating system.

The technology, which mimics Apple's iPhone 4-based FaceTime, is cheekily dubbed FlashTime and is built using an upcoming release of the cross-platform Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR).

Previewed on a Nexus One handset, AIR 2.5 is said to be "at feature parity with the desktop Flash Platform" and offers support for device cameras and microphones, enabling developers to create video-conferencing applications.

Utilising Adobe's own Stratus servers, the FlashTime demo showcases a user-to-user video call between two Android devices.

Mark Doherty, Flash Platform Evangelist and developer of FlashTime, claims that the service is working but warns that certain features "may not make it into the v1 product".

In recent months, Apple has made clear its reasons for snubbing Adobe technology on its iPad, iPod or iPhone products, with CEO Steve Jobs claiming that Flash is "the number one reason Macs crash".

One thing's for certain, the release of a FlashTime app on rival platforms isn't going to encourage Adobe-Apple relations.



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In recent months, Apple has made clear its reasons for snubbing Adobe technology on its iPad, iPod or iPhone products, with CEO Steve Jobs claiming that Flash is “the number one reason Macs crash”.

Technically its the users that cause the crash..
But can it use 3G?
with todays teenagers “flash time” is a very apt name for mobile video calling.
Jay
with todays teenagers “flash time” is a very apt name for mobile video calling.

They might as well have gone and called it Chatroulette the next generation.
Hammertime.