Adobe Acquires Typekit, Nitobi. Launches Creative Cloud


1. Adobe Unveils Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a major new initiative from the company that redefines the content creation process.  Adobe Creative Cloud will become the focal point for creativity, where millions can access desktop and tablet applications, essential creative services, and share their best work. The move to the Creative Cloud is a major component in the transformation of Adobe

2. Adobe Touch Apps Redefine Creative Software

Adobe Touch Apps is a family of six intuitive touch screen applications, designed for Android and iOS tablets, that enable anyone to explore ideas and present their creativity anytime, anywhere. These stunning new apps  address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing; ideation; sketching; mood boards; website and mobile app prototyping; and presenting finished work


3. Adobe Announces Agreement To Acquire Nitobi, Creator Of PhoneGap

Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Nitobi, the creator of PhoneGap and PhoneGap/Build. As an open source development tool for building fast, easy, cross-platform mobile applications with HTML5 and JavaScript, PhoneGap will become an integral part of Adobe’s HTML5 tooling and Web standards strategy

4. Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit

Adobe has acquired Web font innovator, Typekit. Available as a subscription-based cloud service, Typekit’s vast font library gives designers and developers creative license to deliver beautiful type that enhances the Web experience

Digital Publishing

5. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), Single Edition Democratizes Tablet Publishing

DPS Single Edition offers an affordable and flexible workflow for designers to publish a single-issue application for sale or distribution through the Apple App Store. Without writing a single line of code, designers can now use their existing skills to create an iPad application, saving on development costs and allowing them to maintain complete creative control

6. Adobe and WoodWing Accelerate Publishing on Tablets With Adobe’s Industry-Leading Digital Publishing Suite

WoodWing Software will both integrate and resell Adobe Digital Publishing Suite – standardizing on DPS will enable publishers and businesses worldwide to successfully transition to digital publishing for tablet devices.

Entertainment Apps for TV

7. Adobe Advances Entertainment Apps for TVs :

Samsung, LG and TiVo have become the latest partners to bring Adobe Flash based applications via Adobe AIR to connected televisions and digital home devices. Content partners are now able to take advantage of AIR to deliver console-quality gaming, premium video and sophisticated, data-driven applications across televisions, Blu-Ray players and set-top boxes. With more than 100 unique digital home devices already certified to support Adobe Flash and AIR, including Samsung Smart TVs, Adobe expects rapid growth for Flash-based applications across connected televisions and other devices.

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