Adobe announced several significant advancements to the Adobe Flash Platform at the Mobile World Congress today including the unveiling of Adobe AIR on mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications, and a beta of Flash Player 10.1.
With support for the Android™ platform expected in 2010, AIR provides developers with a feature-rich environment for delivering rich applications outside the mobile browser and across multiple operating systems via mobile marketplaces and app stores. AIR leverages mobile specific features from Flash® Player 10.1, is optimized for high performance on mobile screens and designed to take advantage of native device capabilities for a richer and more immersive user experience.
Adobe also announced that a beta of Flash Player 10.1 was made available to content providers and mobile developers worldwide. General availability is expected in the first half of 2010.
“We are excited about the progress with Flash Player 10.1 and the work that developers, content publishers and close to 70 partners in the Open Screen Project have done so far as part of the beta program,” said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business at Adobe. “With the Flash Platform further advancing on mobile devices, we enable developers and content publishers to deliver to any screen, so that consumers have open access to their favorite interactive media, content, and applications across platforms.”