Adobe discontinues FlashPaper

Adobe has decided to discontinue FlashPaper, citing lack of demand as the sole reason.

After careful consideration and analysis of both the marketplace and customer feedback, Adobe plans to discontinue new feature development for FlashPaper. The demand has continually declined to where it is no longer economically viable for Adobe to continue development support for FlashPaper.- source

FlashPaper was mainly used to convert printable files into Macromedia Flash documents or PDF files with one click (like scribd/docstoc )

Adobe will continue to sell FlashPaper, but won’t have any updates (i.e. no support for Vista/IE7 and other upcoming browsers) – so essentially, those who are using it are doomed.

Startups like Docstoc were using FlashPaper – and with this decision of Adobe will surely land them up in ‘early adopters’ curse!

Any Indian startup that was using FlashPaper (and wish to share their comment?)

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