March 28
Macromedia Offers Flash to Third-Party Developers
New software development kits offer Flash playback and export

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Macromedia Inc. today announced the availability of two new software development kits to help third-party developers add Flash playback and export functionality to their applications. The announcement was made at the Flashforward 2000 conference in San Francisco.

The Macromedia Flash Player source code SDK provides developers with a way to incorporate Macromedia Flash playback into emerging Web-enabled platforms and devices. Macromedia is providing a version of the C++ source code of the Macromedia Flash Player, as well as documentation designed to help a third-party software or hardware developer port the Macromedia Flash Player to any platform or device.

The new Macromedia Flash file format (SWF) SDK details the file format, provides new export code, and includes more improved documentation for developers. The Macromedia Flash file format (SWF) SDK and the Macromedia Flash Player source code SDK are both free and available for download. The file format SDK can be downloaded immediately from http://www.macromedia.com/software/MacromediaFlash/open/licensing/fileformat. The player source code SDK will be made available to developers approved by Macromedia. For more information, visit http://www.macromedia.com/software/MacromediaFlash/open/licensing/sourcecode.

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