Adobe Opens iPhone to Flash Developers
NewsMAX Sneak Peek Shows New Export Capability from Adobe Flash Professional CS5 BetaLast Updated: October 6, 2009 6:09 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, California--October 6, 2009) At Adobe MAX, the company's worldwide developer conference, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Adobe® Flash Professional CS5 will enable developers to create rich, interactive applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
A public beta of Flash Professional CS5 is expected to be available later this year. In a sneak peek, during the MAX keynote presentation, Adobe demonstrated how developers can utilize Flash Professional CS5 to export applications for the iPhone, leveraging the same source code used to deliver applications across desktops and devices for Flash Platform runtimes – Adobe AIR™ and Flash Player 10. The new functionality opens iPhone development to millions of designers and developers who currently use Adobe’s popular Flash authoring tools.
“BlueskyNorth operates around a philosophy that is focused on excellence in design and ease of use when creating award-winning applications. With the new ability to create applications for iPhone in the Flash Professional CS5 beta we can stay true to our focus while easily extending our content to the iPhone.”
Adobe also showcased a series of new iPhone applications built using a beta version of Flash Professional CS5. Developers that created iPhone applications with the beta include BlueSkyNorth, Bowler Hat Games, Breakdesign, FlashGameLicense, Muchosmedia, PushButton Labs, South Park Digital Studios and others. Adobe also announced that a number of additional applications are being submitted to the App Store including an iPhone application for Adobe’s Web conferencing solution, Adobe Acrobat® Connect™ Pro. Several of these new applications are currently available for iPhone users to download within the Apple App Store. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/iphone.
Adobe Flash Platform technologies open new opportunities for designers and developers by making it easy to target multiple operating systems and devices with the same application code base. In addition to helping developers deliver applications for the iPhone, Flash Professional CS5 is expected to include a new text engine for creative freedom and control with text, enhanced capabilities for team collaboration on projects, prebuilt code snippets for rapidly adding interactivity, as well as integration with Adobe Flash Builder for advanced ActionScript editing. For more information on Flash Professional CS5, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/flashprobeta.
Today, Adobe also unveiled Flash Player 10.1, which provides a consistent runtime across screens, and is supported by close to 50 participants in the Open Screen Project, an industry-wide initiative to enable consumers to engage with rich Internet experiences seamlessly across any device. Flash Player 10.1 support is expected to be available for a series of mobile platforms including Google Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Palm webOS and Windows Mobile. The Apple iPhone SDK license terms do not allow runtime interpreted code, so Adobe is not able to deliver Flash Player in Safari on the iPhone without support from Apple. Applications for the iPhone built with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 do not include any runtime interpreted code.
About Adobe Flash Platform
The Adobe Flash Platform is the leading Web design and development platform for creating expressive applications, content and video that run consistently across operating systems and devices and reach over 98% of internet-enabled desktops. Flash Player 10 was installed on more than 93 percent of computers in just the first ten months since its release. According to comScore Media Metrix, approximately 75 percent of online videos viewed worldwide are delivered using Adobe Flash technology, making it the No. 1 format for video on the Web. Major broadcasters and media companies including Disney.com, MLB.com and DIRECTV rely on the Adobe Flash Platform for delivering video on the Web and the platform powers social network sites such as YouTube and MySpace. For more information about the Adobe Flash Platform visit http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform.