Adobe announced that Flash Professional CS5 Beta will be released later this year, this new version will enable developers to create applications for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
A public beta of Flash Professional CS5 is expected to be available later this year. In a sneak peek, during the MAX keynote presentation, Adobe demonstrated how developers can utilize Flash Professional CS5 to export applications for the iPhone, leveraging the same source code used to deliver applications across desktops and devices for Flash Platform runtimes – Adobe AIR™ and Flash Player 10. The new functionality opens iPhone development to millions of designers and developers who currently use Adobe’s popular Flash authoring tools.
Adobe also showcased a series of new iPhone applications built using a beta version of Flash Professional CS5. Developers that created iPhone applications with the beta include BlueSkyNorth, Bowler Hat Games, Breakdesign, FlashGameLicense, Muchosmedia, PushButton Labs, South Park Digital Studios and others. Adobe also announced that a number of additional applications are being submitted to the App Store including an iPhone application for Adobe’s Web conferencing solution, Adobe Acrobat® Connect™ Pro. Several of these new applications are currently available for iPhone users to download within the Apple App Store. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/iphone.
Adobe Flash Platform technologies open new opportunities for designers and developers by making it easy to target multiple operating systems and devices with the same application code base. In addition to helping developers deliver applications for the iPhone, Flash Professional CS5 is expected to include a new text engine for creative freedom and control with text, enhanced capabilities for team collaboration on projects, prebuilt code snippets for rapidly adding interactivity, as well as integration with Adobe Flash Builder for advanced ActionScript editing. For more information on Flash Professional CS5, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/flashprobeta.