Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) March 23, 2010
Litl (litl.com) today announced that its litl webbook will soon feature a software development kit (SDK) with full support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1. The SDK will enable developers to create custom applications for the litl webbook computer using Adobe's popular Flash platform. Litl plans to release the SDK - including a code library, simulator, code samples, and documentation - on May 14, 2010 at "Flash and the City" (flashandthecity.com), a developers' conference in New York City. Developers can learn more and join an email list at litl's developer resource website (developer.litl.com).
The litl webbook is an innovative new Internet computer for the home. It can go online in a conventional laptop-like mode, rendering websites with a modern browser and built-in support for Flash. However, the computer can also stand upright like an easel when its screen and keyboard are flipped around its unique hinge. In this new mode, the litl webbook's 12-inch screen becomes an ideal platform for displaying ambient web content ranging from photos and video to music and RSS feeds. The device also connects to large-screen televisions via a plug-and-play HDMI connection.
Alongside the litl webbook's browser, users can also access web content through custom Flash applications or "channels. Channels transform web content to make it more useful and entertaining, especially in the litl webbook's new "easel" mode. Channels custom-designed by litl and already available to users include Facebook, The Weather Channel, Flickr, Shutterfly, and BakeSpace. With the SDK's release, users will benefit from a much larger selection of free and paid channels created by independent developers and partners.
"Our SDK is ideal for talented Flash Platform developers with creative ideas that will flourish on the litl OS," said Chuck Freedman, litl's chief channel evangelist. "The litl webbook provides a simple and enjoyable computing experience built on an innovative form factor, cool features and a clean user interface. With the launch of our SDK and Flash Player 10.1, we will provide developers with a very real ecosystem to monetize their development efforts and further enhance the litl user experience."
"I'm quite excited about litl's plans to release a public SDK with support for Adobe's Flash Player 10.1. It represents a unique opportunity for the broader Flash community to get involved creating content for an interesting form-factor and innovative cloud-based operating system," said noted mobile and device developer, author, and speaker Scott Janousek of the Boston-based firm, Hooken Mobile.
To learn more, developers should visit developer.litl.com and join the SDK's email list. Developers are also invited to attend "Flash and the City" in New York from May 14-16. Representatives from litl will be on hand to introduce the SDK, share rollout plans, and help developers get started.
Based in Boston, litl is a new kind of computer company. The company was founded to make the web more enjoyable and entertaining for everyday consumers. Small and personal by design, we invite you to learn more at litl.com.
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