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Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Updates Now Available

Today, we’re excited to announce updates to Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and the Flex 4.5 framework with support for devices running Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS. As a result, developers can quickly create and distribute apps through Android Market, BlackBerry App World and the Apple App Store using one tool chain, programming language and code base—a first for developers! With significant productivity enhancements, developers can now rapidly build applications that run seamlessly on the desktop, Web and top mobile platforms. See what the latest updates to Flash Builder and Flex are all about and check out some of the latest mobile apps that have been created with the tool and framework here!

 

Introducing Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Product Family

Adobe has announced a significant update to Creative Suite, with the unveiling of our first mid-cycle release: Creative Suite 5.5.  This is part of a new release strategy, where we’re moving out our milestone releases (such as CS3, CS4, CS5) to a two-year cycle. Mid-cycle releases will keep designers and developers ahead of technology changes, such as the mobile communications revolution (tablets!) that is radically altering how content is consumed and created.

Some highlights from CS5.5….

  • For Web folks: huge updates to HTML5 and Adobe Flash authoring tools, enabling designers and developers to deliver mobile applications on Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, iOS and other platforms — and create rich browser-based content across screens. All the big HTML5 checkboxes are ticked in Dreamweaver CS5.5: jQuery mobile framework integration for browser-based content, PhoneGap’s in, as well as WebKit engine updates.  We’ve also launched Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 Premium and the Flex 4.5 framework now includes mobile support.   Now hundreds of millions of mobile devices can be targeted with content and apps, created through our web tools.  Remember, Adobe tools support the development of both HTML and Flash content, don’t let crazy headlines make you think otherwise.
  • For Design and Publishing jocks: Creative Suite 5.5 Design Premium suite builds upon Adobe’s recent product innovations in digital publishing. Using InDesign CS5.5 designers can add new levels of interactivity to their page layouts targeted to tablet devices.  Documents can include video, audio, panoramic views, 360-degree object rotation, pan and zoom of images, integration of HTML and HTML5 content and other interactive overlays.  Creative Suite 5.5 is tightly integrated with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to support publication, sale and analysis of content on iPad, Android tablets and the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook.
  • For video and audio peeps: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium suite delivers awesome performance, workflow improvements, creative innovations, and powerful new audio editing capabilities that build upon the huge customer momentum Production Premium is experiencing with broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals. The powerful Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, introduced in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, broadens its graphics processing unit (GPU) hardware support to include laptops and more supported cards, allowing users to open projects faster, get real-time feedback and work more smoothly at higher resolutions.  If you’re at NAB this week in Las Vegas, come check out the buzz at the Adobe booth, where our evangelical video wolverine Jason Levine and others will be demoing to packed audiences.   Also at NAB, we’re hosting a panel with some great young filmmakers, including Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and Tyler Nelsen (The Social Network) on Tuesday.  I’ll be at the booth as well, so stop by, say hi and we’ll hit the tables later.
  • Holy tablet-revolution Batman!  Today also sees Adobe extend the creative process beyond the desktop by helping integrate tablet devices into creative workflows.  The new Adobe Photoshop Touch Software Development Kit (SDK) enables developers to build tablet applications that interact with Photoshop from Android, BlackBerry PlayBook and iOS devices.  Adobe also announced three new iPad applications that demonstrate the creative possibilities of using tablets to drive common Photoshop workflows – Adobe Color Lava for Photoshop, Adobe Eazel for Photoshop and Adobe Nav for Photoshop. Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is our policy to turbo-charge Photoshop’s integration into the tablet revolution, comrades.  Unlike some companies we think tablets are here to stay and creatives want to use them for their work.

And one more thing. Today also sees Adobe debut an affordable and flexible subscription-based pricing plan, attractive to customers that want to get current and stay current on Creative Suite products, have project–based needs, or try the software for the first time. New Subscription Editions ensure customers are always working with the most up-to-date versions of the software, without the upfront cost of full pricing. With subscription pricing customers can use flagship products, such as Adobe Photoshop for as little as US$29 per month, Adobe Design Premium CS5.5 for US$89 per month, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection for US$129 per month.   Yup, for less than your monthly Starbucks bill (or at least mine) you can have all of Adobe’s creative tools at your fingertips.  I’m a tall-non-fat-wet-cap kinda guy, if you have to know.

Check out Adobe TV for video tours of our new CS5.5 family.  And if you still don’t believe us, one of our execs, Johnny Loiacano has summarized all this news in his own video.

All this software goodness will ship in early May but you can pre-order today.

 

Salesforce Chatter Desktop is Here

Salesforce.com today announced Chatter 2, the company’s next generation of enterprise social collaboration, with capabilities built on the Flash Platform. Powered by Adobe AIR, Chatter Desktop delivers a new way to experience and contribute to Chatter across multiple platforms without opening a web browser. With Chatter Desktop, employees can post updates, comments, files, links, and can even filter the feed by group. It also displays pop-up alerts at the bottom of the computer screen so employees are instantly notified of important updates within their Chatter network. This enterprise app was built with Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com, a developer tool created by the two companies to enable rich cross-platform desktop and browser based applications that run on Force.com. Check it out: http://bit.ly/a1UkhF

Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com now available

Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com has shipped! The new offering unites the power of the Force.com platform with the richness and ubiquity of the Adobe Flash Platform to enable a new generation of cloud-based rich Internet applications (RIAs). Developers can use Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com to extend or enhance existing Salesforce CRM implementations and custom-built Force.com applications, or create exciting new kinds of business applications that run in the cloud and are as compelling and easy to use as the best of the consumer Web. Learn more here.

Tapping Users Minds, Adobe Launches Adobe Labs Ideas

Adobe recently released a new initiative to go outside of our organization to facilitate research and development on emerging products and incorporate user-feedback into our online developer community, Adobe Labs.™

Named Adobe Labs Ideas™, the site utilizes multiple interfaces to provide ideation capabilities for specific Adobe products, including Adobe AIR,™Adobe Flash Builder,Adobe Flash Catalyst,™Adobe Flash Professional,™ Adobe Flex,™ Adobe LiveCycle ES™ and WorkflowLab.™

The ability to collect and prioritize feature suggestions and feedback has the potential to dramatically improve workflow and increase the productivity of product managers, while at the same time providing real-time customer and developer feedback, in-depth customer insights for improved marketing and further refining features through community collaboration among peers.

For developers and users of Adobe products, Adobe Labs Ideas is an incredible opportunity to influence the development of your favorite applications. Popular suggestions collected so far include requests to streamline user interfaces to make programming more intuitive, improved integration of product lines and tips for improved hardware utilization.

According to Adobe Labs manager Daniel Taborga, the company has long been interested in engaging the user community for idea generation and after a successful pilot of BrightIdea’s technology, they decided to integrate it into the official launch of Adobe Labs Ideas. Now all product managers at Adobe now have the potential to utilize the platform to drive innovation in their products.

In the one month since the program was launched, Adobe Labs Ideas has already seen over 20,000 unique visitors, 1,200 registered users and generated upwards of 450 feature and usability recommendations on participating product lines.

Visit Adobe Labs Ideas now to check it out!

Flash Platform News from Google I/O

As Paul Betlem, Sr. Director, Flash Player Engineering wrote on the Player team blog, “today represents an exciting milestone for the Flash Platform” as we move forward with three major developments:

1. The official launch of the public beta release of Flash Player 10.1 on Android-based devices. Read about the release

2. A prerelease program for developers to start building apps on AIR for Android. Learn more and sign up

3. Flash Player 10.1 will be on Google TV. Read about the news and watch it in action

There has been strong developer enthusiasm around Flash Player and AIR for Android devices, and this is just the beginning – in the months ahead we’ll see many of our Open Screen Project partners start launching new devices with Flash technology. As designers and developers start digging into the newest tools, such as Flash Builder and Flash Professional CS5, we’re going to see a new wave of rich content and apps across desktops, mobile phones, televisions, and other consumer electronics. We can’t wait to see all the innovations ahead!

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