Adobe Systems celebrates the 10th anniversary of Flash. The company is trying to make Flash more of a general-purpose application development platform, one that focuses on video delivery, applications for mobile devices, and Web applications that run outside the browser.
DMXzone.com held a special interview with Donald Booth, core member of the Adobe Spry team - developing a new fantastic AJAX technology that will propably be integrated in future Dreamweaver editions and other Adobe products.
The Apollo project, a core part of Adobe's strategy is all bout creating a foundation upon which developers can create a new generation of applications that can run on any device with a screen and are independent of any particular operating system, something that could lessen the importance Microsoft's Windows.
With the acquisition of Macromedia’s products, many people expected Adobe to cut its own Web authoring tool, GoLive, in favor of further developing Dreamweaver. Adobe did not dispute the importance of Dreamweaver for the future of the company’s products.
An Adobe representative says “Adobe plans to continue to support GoLive and Freehand and develop these products based on our customer’s needs.”
Adobe pre-released an AJAX library called Spry, to make programming easier for Web designers.
According to Cnet.com, Adobe is working on client-based software that will run Flash applications separately from a browser, whether online or offline. The company is working on a project code-named Apollo, which will let applications written for Adobe's Flash presentation software run without a Web browser.