Adobe is aquiring Nitobi, creators and sponsors of the open source PhoneGap project that lets you build cross-platform mobile apps using HTML technologies, and has announced a suite of cloud services named, unsurprisingly, Creative Cloud. The announcements were made during a Monday keynote presentation at the company's Adobe MAX …
Creative announcements are Day 1, Technology inc. Flash announcements will be on Day 2
Adobe sees writing on the wall for Flash
Amusing that their default position is releasing the Android version of their Creative apps first - presumably as Flash/Air based.
That's got to be a big win for all those people who say 'where's the Android version'.
On the other hand, Adobe's creative market seem to be quite Apple-happy, so it may not be such a win in terms of actual application sales.
Because, as we know, there's no standard for 3D in the browser.
I'm not dismissing Flash - it's still necessary in a lot of places - but I do question the need to extend it from a plugin to an application platform.
Because if we're going to judge it in terms of feature set and programming language, it is still years behind native programming. And on mobile, no one has a problem installing native apps.
1280x800 rules out an awful lot of tablets