I just wanted to give you a heads-up that the preview page for Adobe Edge (Adobe’s upcoming web standards-based animation tool) has gone live on Adobe Labs.
Not much is there now, other than a video and a signup form, but once they get into July there’s going to be more news coming, as well as a series of Adobe HTML5 Camps in the US, Europe, and Japan.
The Labs page: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/
The HTML5 Camps signup page was soft-launched today, with more news about the event coming up in the end of July: http://bit.ly/HTML5Camp
There’s also a Facebook page for Adobe Edge: http://www.facebook.com/AdobeEdge
Adobe Edge allows you to visually create motion content in a relatively easy to use, timeline-based interface by creating new compositions directly from scratch, import and energize existing web graphics and assets, or add motion and state/statechanges to existing CSS-based HTML layouts.
It allows you to also test and target for multiple screens and therefore trust that your content works reliably on desktops as well as devices.
Check out this video by omnipresent Doug Winnie…
New features: Adobe AIR 2.7 offers a similar set of new features available in Flash Player 10.3 as well as some new mobile features, and incorporates support for video enhancements as well as performance improvements, particularly for iOS apps.
Enhanced rendering for iOS.
AIR apps for iOS render up to 4x faster in CPU mode.
Faster development time for iOS applications
Developers can now debug and build iOS applications faster than with previous versions using a new mode available within the AIR Developer Tool (ADT).
AIR installation on SD cards for Android devices
This feature allows end users to install or move the AIR runtime onto the SD cards within their Android devices so they can free up storage space on the phone.
Integrated support for Media Measurement
AIR now includes the same built-in support for media measurement as Adobe Flash® Player 10.3, allowing companies to simplify the collection of real-time, aggregated reporting data for how content is distributed and viewed by users. With direct support for Adobe SiteCatalyst®, developers can implement video analytics for existing or legacy video players with as little as two lines of code.
Acoustic echo cancellation
With integrated support for acoustic echo cancellation, developers can now add real-time VoIP capabilities to games, enterprise, and other types of applications without requiring users to wear a noise-canceling headset.
Navigation Improvements for HTML Content
Enables seamless weblink-style navigation within desktop apps such as magazine viewers and ebook readers.
Read more about it here:
I just updated my desktop… knowing whats inside the 2.7 package makes this moment enormously cherish able…