I'm an e-Learning content developer, beginning to create
content in Flash using small screens (216X216) to deploy on PDA's
and Smartphones. Currently, I can export/publish an HTML file plus
a SWF file, transfer these to a handheld device running Pocket PC
or Windows Mobile. Click on the HTML file and, with a Flash player
for Pocket PC installed, the Flash file plays nicely.
However, instead of the end-user needing to transfer 2 files
to their handheld PDA/Smartphone, I've discovered that there is a
way to create a single standalone executible file (.exe) which a
Flash player can play on the viewer's device.
I've only come across one program, Zinc, which can generate
these executible files from the SWF, and its expensive (lite
version at $299, with more features at $499).
Is anyone aware of less expensive alternatives that can
create the executible? Would Flash 8 have this feature? Even though
equally priced or more, it would be a better alternative to a
program with more limited functionality (basically
creation/deployment of executible's).
Macromedia used to distribute a standalone version of the
Flash Pocket PC Player which you could use to create executables (I
can't remember what they charged though). I don't think they've
made that available for the latest version of the player though.