Monday, April 11, 2011

Adobe announce Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5; introduces subscription model for Creative Suite 5.5

Software giant Adobe Systems Inc. announced two new upgrades in its Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 release: Flash Builder 4.5, available immediately, and Flex 4.5, expected to arrive in June.

Flash Builder 4.5 Premium will be included in the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium software. For the first time, Adobe will now have CS available as a subscription: Photoshop will be priced at $49 for a one month subscription, or $35 per month on an annual basis. Creative Suite Web Premium is priced at $89/$135, Creative Suite Production Premium at $85/$129, Creative Suite Design Premium at $95/$139.
"With these releases, developers for the first time have a single development platform for building highly expressive Web, mobile, and desktop applications, marking a leap forward for mobile app development,” said Ed Rowe, vice president of development tooling, Adobe.

“With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, enterprises now need to ensure that their applications work seamlessly across many different types of devices. Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 will now allow companies to standardize on a common platform capable of delivering rich and consistent application experiences that perform great across Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS devices.”