New Adobe update allows developers to create apps for various tablet OS
An important update to two of its most creative products, Flash Builder and Flex framework, will let Adobe push the mobile app development net further. The updates will enable independent developers to build apps for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Note that support for Android has already begun back in April.
In fact the horizon of this stresses beyond tablets to web and desktops as well. What’s interesting about developing across multiple screens is the developers can reuse most or all of their existing code and use common logic across all platforms.
Although Apple has been stringent in its policies, especially in case of Flash apps – this update will give a good work-around for those interested in building iOS apps without violating Apple’s restriction on using Flash in its devices. Using the new Flash Builder, developers can create Flex and ActionScript applications and deploy them using AIR. AIR currently supports Android, Playbook OS and iOS, and the company believes it will be on over 200 million mobile devices by the end of this year.
Flash Builder 4.5 was included in the latest release of the hugely popular Creative Suite (5.5) as a point product.