September 09, 2011
CNET: “Flash-derived iPad game tops App Store charts”
Congratulations to the developers of the beautifully illustrated Machinarium:
Gaming evangelist Tom Krcha has posted an interview with the designers & some behind-the-scenes photos.
It’s funny how things change: As CNET’s Stephen Shankland points out, “A year ago, the app wouldn’t have been allowed under Apple’s rules. But now Apple is getting $1.50 each time another person downloads Machinarium.” (I’m not trying to start some flame war here–at all. I do however like seeing Adobe technology help creative folks bring their work to more people.)
Adobe Carousel demo/Q&A recording
For a more in-depth demo of Adobe Carousel, check out this recording of yesterday’s presentation/Q&A session. (Just skip past the first 90 seconds or so of dead air.)
A new Photoshop Hall of Famer
I’d like to extend warm congratulations to my friend and fellow PM, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, on his induction into the Photoshop Hall of Fame this week. Well done!
I spent my first two years at Adobe bouncing coast to coast (three times in 24 months!), and I found myself pretty strung out and lonely. Bryan & his family welcomed me to California and helped me start putting down roots–something for which I’ll forever be grateful. For my part I helped convince Bryan to turn his charisma & charm in a more public-facing direction, trying out the product management game. (I mean, if they let me do it, for God’s sake, how hard could it be? ;-))
Anyway, Hughes, congrats from all your friends & colleagues on the Photoshop team, and thanks for all you do.
Adobe Creative Developer Tour announced
Okay, my Suite-enhancing geeks, this one’s for you: The CS Developer Tour is coming to Singapore, New York, LA, and Munich this fall, aimed at helping system integrators, developers, and Adobe Solution Partners get busy extending the Creative Suite. Highlights, according to the site:
- Extensibility – Efficiently develop and deploy extensions that work across Adobe Creative Suite products
- Enterprise – Unlock new market opportunities and see how Adobe Creative Suite products can be seamlessly embedded into Enterprise environments
- CS next – Detailed insight into Adobe’s next major Creative Suite release, early guidance on porting requirements, along with sneak peeks of upcoming features and APIs.
Follow the link above for details & registration info.