4 October 2010
The biggest news of the month is that RIM and Adobe are teaming up to allow developers to create applications for RIM's brand new tablet computer. With the new tablet, Adobe AIR is the primary way for developers to create applications. In fact, most of the out of the box applications are built using AIR. So add the RIM tablet to the growing list of devices where you will be able to take your Adobe Flash Platform skills to create applications and content.
Other multi-screen news this month was that Apple is allowing iPhone applications created with Packager for iPhone—a tool included with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 software—back in the App store. That means you can use Adobe Creative Suite 5 to start building iPhone applications again. Check out Christian Cantrell's one application, five screens video. Combine that with the momentum Adobe has with other partners such as Motorola, Google, and Samsung, and Flash developers have a lot of options. As an example, check out a demo of Flash Player 10.1 running on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Stay tuned for a lot more mobile and partner news.
We're also making progress on the Flex side of mobile devices. There is a cool video of the next version of Adobe Flex, code named "Hero," running on an Android device. Plus Andrew Shorten has done a couple of teaser videos around new features that are coming in the new version of Adobe Flash Builder, code named "Burrito." You can check out Generate from usage and Metadata code completion.
We're still in the lead-up to Adobe MAX, where you'll see much more about what we're up to. It's going to be a great event for those who are looking into building applications for multiple screens or just want to improve their Flash skills. Plus it's the biggest collection of the Flash community you'll find, so it's the perfect chance to make new friends and hang out with old ones.