One of the big announcements coming out of the Adobe MAX conference was the Blackberry Tablet OS's support for Adobe AIR. With all the back and forth between Adobe and Apple over Flash it was great to see that in addition to Android that RIM would support AIR. Throw in Google TV and AIR for TV and developers begin to see "real" multi-platform potential for Flash/AIR.
There is a special promotion to get a Blackberry Playbook. All you have to do is build a BlackBerry App World-approved AIR application prior to launch.
This is my fifth consecutive Adobe MAX conference, but first time speaking at MAX. Speaking doesn't change the MAX experience. You don't get crazy perks or chased down by groupies. Well, maybe Ben Forta does, but not us regular folks. What did change was my level of confidence. I felt more comfortable introducing myself to others, chatting about projects I'm working on and promoting the Bay Area Mobile meetup.
While presenting for the San Jose Creative Suite Group, one of the attendees came up to show my demo app running on his iPhone. Cool, but how did you do it? He said... DropBox. Thanks for the tip Prateek Sharma
I've been accepted to speak at Adobe MAX 2010 in LA. It's a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) session on "Building mobile apps with jQuery". I'm feeling a sense of pride in accomplishing a goal to become more active in the Adobe community.