Adobe Updates iOS Development

Adobe Systems extended its Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software solutions to Apple’s iPhone and iPad as well as Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and developers can now use the Adobe Flash Builder platform to develop applications. Flash Builder 4.5.1 allows developers to create apps for a variety of popular devices and platforms without needing to recode large amounts of the software and the release aims to provide a number of socially orientated marketing tools on a single platform…………


Adobe has updated its Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 tools to support the Apple iPad and iPhone as well as the BlackBerry PlayBook, let a developer build one app and distribute it across multiple platforms. Developers can add support for tabbed applications and landscape mode and also apps can also be optimized specifically for the iPhone or the 9.7-inch display of the iPad.Developers now have a single platform for building highly expressive mobile applications that can be distributed via the Android Market, Apple App Store and BlackBerry App World. Offered standalone or as part of Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection, Flash Builder 4.5 enables the creation of applications that work seamlessly across leading mobile device platforms. Flex 4.5 also includes significant productivity enhancements that allow developers to rapidly build applications for the desktop, Web and top mobile platforms. Using best practice code templates, code completion and code generation features in Flash Builder 4.5, developers can accelerate the creation of Flex and ActionScript applications and deploy them using Adobe AIR software, Adobe’s runtime for standalone applications. This allows developers an opportunity to reach more than 80 million Android devices, BlackBerry PlayBooks, iPads and iPhones in the marketplace today. By the end of the year more than 200 million mobile devices are expected to support AIR applications. To download or trial Flash Builder 4.5, please go to Street price is US$249 for Flash Builder 4.5 Standard, US$699 for Flash Builder 4.5 Premium. Flash Builder 4.5 Premium is also available as part of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection. Upgrade pricing for Flash Builder 4.5 is $49 and volume licensing is available. Flex 4.5 is available as a free open source framework. Also, Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP supports mobile application development for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS.



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