Refocusing our Touch App Development
Over the past year, we’ve been exploring how the creative process can be augmented and enhanced on touch devices. While some of our efforts have been successful, others have been less so. Therefore, starting today, we will no longer be updating Adobe Debut, Adobe Collage, Adobe Proto, or the Android versions of Adobe Ideas and Adobe Kuler.
If you have these apps installed on your iPad or Android tablet you can continue using them, but we will not be providing bug fixes or updates. We will continue to provide support in our forums, so if you have questions you can reach us there or contact Adobe Customer Care.
We will keep supporting and developing our other Adobe Touch Apps and exploring other ways to enhance creative workflows on tablets.
UPDATE – 1/3/13 – Sorry everyone — all comments were unintentionally posting to a spam folder. Thanks for all the feedback. We’re going through and making sure all the comments get posted and will respond as soon as possible.
UPDATE – 1/4/13 – We recognize that many of you are unhappy about our recent decision to stop supporting some of the Adobe Touch Apps. We apologize for any inconvenience and frustration caused by this decision. We’re listening, have considered the issues, and really do appreciate all of your feedback.
As a company, we strive to make great products and truly value customer input along the way. We’ve learned a lot in the process of releasing these apps and, frankly, we believe we can do better. But, the only way to do this is to focus. So, we made the difficult decision to stop supporting some apps in order to create better ones. We have in no way stopped our investment in mobile and tablets. How-to support for the discontinued apps will continue to be available through our forums. And, in addition to supporting the remaining apps, we’re actively working on new and better products to help the creative process – so we hope you’ll stay tuned for future announcements.
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.