Both applications were quoted as ‘Flash Killer’ various times.
Now, Microsoft will have a new ‘Flash Killer’ code named ‘Sparkle’ with LongHorn, it is reported. But this is clearly 2-3 years away.
On January 4, 2000, there were rumours of the Adobe’s “Flash Killer”.
On February 9, 2000 during keynote address at Seybold Boston, Adobe offered a peek at LiveMotion, the company’s new Web animation tool, the long-rumored Macromedia Flash “killer.” [source]
Microsoft discontinued Liquid Motion on January 26, 2000. (LM 1 was first released as a public beta early May 1998, around the same time Macromedia had the public beta of Flash 3).
LiveMotion 1.0 was released on May 22, 2000. [more]
LiveMotion 2.0 was released on January 7, 2002. [more]
Quoted from LiveMotion site (today):
“Adobe® LiveMotion® software is an essential tool for professional Web designers and developers who need to create dynamic, interactive content in a variety of formats, including Macromedia® Flash™ (SWF) and QuickTime.” This writes just above the ‘discontinuation’ announcement!
Adobe will discontinue LiveMotion 2.0 effective November 15, 2003.
If you are a developer planning a ‘Flash Killer’ application, make sure you don’t have ‘motion‘ in the name. It certainly won’t do any good.
And rather than a ‘Flash Killer’ application, a ‘Killer Flash’ application might be a wiser choice, if you ask me.