Posts tagged "apollo"

Apollo FAQ Status Update

Just a quick update, but as I posted last week I am working on an Apollo FAQ. It is currently up to around 40 questions (!), so it is taking me a little longer than I expected. I should have it posted by tomorrow afternoon or Friday morning.

What do you want to know about Apollo?

I am starting to put together an FAQ for Apollo, and instead of addressing what I think you want to know, why don’t you tell me what you want to know.

So, what do you want to know about Apollo? Post questions in the comments.

Apollo Team QA / QE Position

We just posted a new QE / QA job position for the Apollo team. From the job description:

You will join a small, highly motivated team developing a new cross-platform, cross-device application deployment and runtime environment. This new application platform will allow desktop and mobile applications to be built and deployed via familiar web technologies including Flash, HTML, and PDF. As a member of this high profile team, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the platform, with a primary focus on the design and implementation of automated testing frameworks and automated tests.

You can find more information by going to here, and searching for “ER010605”.

Cnet on Apollo

CNet has posted a “High Impact” article about Apollo. It is based on an interview with Kevin Lynch, and discusses our goals around Apollo.

From the article:

Apollo is designed to give developers a way to create applications that can render Flash animations as well as HTML and Acrobat files (PDF). That approach preserves the benefits of the Web but allows room for programs that can’t be included now, Lynch said.

You can read the entire article here.


We announced this during the keynote at FlashForward, but I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of it.

We have created a wish-apollo mailing list to allow developers to submit ideas, feature requests, and bribes to the apollo team.

What is Apollo? Apollo is a cross platform / device runtime that will allow developers to deploy applications that leverage Flash, HTML and / or PDF to the desktop.

We are in the early stages, so now is the perfect time to send in your comments.

Flash Player and Acrobat Reader merging?

There has been quite a lot of confusion this week over one of the items in the Adobe / Macromedia acquisition FAQ. Specifically, the following question:

What are Adobe’s plans for Flash Player and Adobe Reader?

was not worded well initially. Quite a few people in the community interpreted the answer as saying that the Flash Player and Acrobat Reader were going to combine into one uber web browser plugin.

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