Web 2.0 Expo 2010 Highlights

In case you missed it, Adobe was at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco this past week discussing and demoing some of the latest Flash Platform technologies running across devices. We showed Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2 (available in the first half of this year) running on the Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid and Palm Pre, as well as the Dell tablet. Seeing the latest builds of Flash Player and AIR in action you could see firsthand how developers can deliver the same great experiences users expect on their desktops, right on their devices.

The theme of this year’s Web 2.0 Expo was “The Power of Platforms” – fitting for us. CTO Kevin Lynch spoke to the need for “freedom of choice on the Web,” highlighted Flash innovations and reiterated Adobe’s commitment to HTML5 by “making the best tools in the world” to support it. Check out the video below to see Kevin’s onstage Q&A interview. Also, if you couldn’t attend Web 2.0 you can see listen to 2 of the popular sessions we had in the booth. Just click the links below.

Designer & Developer Workflow with CS5”, hosted by Adobe’s Doug Winnie

Integrating Hardware with the Web”, hosted by Adobe’s Kevin Hoyt)

As Kevin Lynch said last week in his blog post, “[Adobe will be delivering] Flash Player 10.1 for Android smartphones as a public preview at Google I/O in May, and then a general release in June. From that point on, an ever increasing number and variety of powerful, Flash-enabled devices will be arriving which we hope will provide a great landscape of choice.”

Stay tuned…

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  1. Apple has sucker punched Adobe; more rabbit punches will follow the knockout punch, which will cause brain damage and perhaps death.
    Adobe has to hit back; in the game of chess, you don’t resign when your opponent calls check!
    Here are some suggestions for winning moves:
    Go ahead and ship the Flash to iPhone app! There is no federal law to stop you so let Apple sue you!
    In other words, INVITE a lawsuit for public debate in which Apple will wisely back down/castle (as they hoped Adobe would do) to avoid bad PR.
    Gather a growing crowd of developers and poll for a boycott of Apple products (if that doesn’t get Apple to back down, instigate a real boycott).
    Have someone post a new version of the 1984 commercial with Steve Jobs as Big Brother (he literally looks more like him every day!) and if the right humor is used, Steve will have no other option than to take the joke and swallow his medicine (seriously, is his medication the culprit for this misbehavior?)
    Apple history will continue to repeat itself; Apple and Adobe will be come friends again just like when Apple and Microsoft made up in the 1990s.

  2. kevin is right when he talk about cross platform. I think apple is going to get sucker punched by google in few more months. I guess apple did not learn much from loosing market share to microsoft in 80s. Android is growing way faster than iphone os. Android in phones, cars, tablets, etc and app will work cross platform. Customers can buy apps from whoever they want to without asking apple gods. I have had iphone for almost a year and am tired of using safari with no flash support, sometimes 3g from att, ask apple gods if i can use an application,etc. I hope windows mobile can catch up to android so we can have some real competition. As for iphone i think its on its last leg. Customers like choice.