Flash and Clie

Flash and Clie

Post by CKG9 » Thu, 05 Feb 2004 19:28:00

I'm planning to develop an app for CLI.  One of the requirements is that it looks really good, so I'm thinking about using Flash.  The app won't be doing anything particularly unusual, but it does need to be able to read from and write to Memory Stick.  However, I read in the 'Content Development Kit for Sony CLI' that 'data cannot be saved locally to the CLI or a Memory Stick from a Flash application' (p9).  Is there a way round this?  Is it possible to call the Palm OS API or Sony SDK from within Flash?  I'm very new to Flash and Palm OS so please excuse any apparent ignorance.  I'd be grateful for anyone's thoughts on this problem.

Flash and Clie

Post by Bill Perr » Fri, 06 Feb 2004 03:40:00

As far as I know it's not possible to save data locally to either the CLIE memory or the Memory Stick using Flash.  The FP for CLIEs is version 5 and I'm not positive if the ActionScript available with the FP5 will be able to interact with the Palm OS on the CLIE.

You could take a look at CLIE Source forums (http://www.cliesource.com/) to see if anyone there might have some suggestions for saving data locally on a CLIE.


Bill Perry  |  www.pocketpcflash.net
Team Macromedia Volunteer for Flash


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Bought it at Best Buy.  By the time all the smoke settled, I had spent
around $800 ($600 + memory stick + warranty).  I can get Flash 5 .swf I
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When I get one, I am sure that I will be able to move .swf directly from
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the 3600.
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within the .swf, so far, does not work. I have seen other posts on
ClieSource that say the same thing. I am a little worried, but have not
yet confirmed, that all .swf files will have to reside in the same
directory.  More on that later.

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