Adobe at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011

Adobe’s VP and General Manager of Interactive Solutions, Danny Winokur, joined RIM’s Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations and Ecosystems Development, on stage at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011. Danny spoke about the exciting possibilities that Flash and HTML5 bring to the web and mobile app development – specifically for the BlackBerry PlayBook and BBX in the future.

Danny discussed the native implementation of Flash based apps on the PlayBook and announced that more than 4,000 apps are now live on BlackBerry App World – including Facebook and Evernote, an app which aggregates and synchronizes everything from notes to videos with your Mac or PC.  Danny demoed Flash based apps running on the PlayBook including Machinarium, which is coming soon to BlackBerry App World. Machinarium, a puzzle and adventure game app, has experienced great success on the iPad 2 (formerly the #1 iPad game in 13 countries and the iPad Game of the Week”) – and is now being ported to the PlayBook using AIR.

Danny also showed off Zombie Tycoon, a console gaming experience originally created for the Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP), using a pre-release of the mobile 3D APIs in Flash Player 11 to display eye-popping 3D effects on the PlayBook. For more info about Adobe’s gaming solutions, visit www.adobe.com/gaming. Check out Danny’s keynote appearance and demos below:

Shantanu Joins RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis on Stage at BlackBerry World

During RIM’s BlackBerry World developer conference, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Danny Winokur, Adobe’s VP of Flash Runtimes, discussed how our developer community has embraced the opportunity to create innovative apps for the PlayBook. Shantanu announced that a large majority of the 3,000 apps in App World today are AIR apps, including the new Facebook app, which was built using Creative Suite tools like Flash Builder.

Check out the presentation and the demos of Flash Player as well as the Adobe Reader and Reader’s Digest apps below.