Key to Adobe's efforts is AIR 2.5, which enables the use of a common framework and tooling to run applications across multiple devices. "Without AIR, that wouldn't be possible," Gruber said. Enabling Flash applications to run outside of a browser, AIR adds support for smartphones and tablets based on Android, iOS, and BlackBerry Tablet OS. It also works with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux desktops.
Also, Adobe will introduce a pre-release of its Flash Catalyst design tool with bidirectional capabilities for moving items between Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder.
"Previously, you could only move projects from Catalyst to Flash Builder," Gruber said.
In the LiveCycle space, Adobe will launch LiveCycle Enterprise Suite 2.5. LiveCycle features development tools and servers for building applications that connect back-end systems to Flash and mobile clients. Users can access enterprise systems, such as SAP and Oracle ERP or transaction systems.
Also accommodating multiple screens, version 2.5 expands support for mobile devices, enabling device users to capture data, fill in a form, and append information. Previously, users only could have a task assigned to them.
"Now, you can browse content, you can initiate tasks and requests," said Sydney Sloan, director of Adobe LiveCycle product and solution marketing. "You can capture data."
Adobe also is announcing its next generation of "Solution Accelerators" for LiveCycle, featuring repeatable solution templates plus the LiveCycle suite. Previously, these were open source, but now they are productized and fully supported by Adobe.
Solution Accelerators being released include: Correspondence Management, for personalized communications; Interactive Statements, for building communications via secure PDF; and Managed Review & Solution Approval, for content review processes.
LIveCycle solutions typically start in price at $50,000 and above. Version 2.5 is available Monday.
Adobe also is introducing its Adobe InMarket Service to help developers link up with application stores. Initially, only application stores from Intel, Samsung, and Acer will be supported, rather than more prominent stores from companies like Google and Apple.
"We don't have agreements with the other app stores yet," Gruber said. ""We expect to [have] 10 more app stores in place by 2011."
Adobe is making these announcements at the Adobe Max conference in Los Angeles.
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