Adobe and RIM integrate apps for Blackberry rich content

Adobe has announced support for BlackBerry Smartphones within the next version of Adobe Creative Suite and likewise, Research In Motion has announced that it is to incorporate Flash directly into the Blackberry platform.

Additionally, consumers will be able to directly import photos and video captured on their smartphones and edit them using Adobe’s consumer offerings including Photoshop Elements and Photoshop.com.

Developers will be able to use the Adobe Flash platform technology and Adobe Creative Suite content development and authoring tools to create rich content and application for Blackberry smartphones.

“We are working closely with Adobe to enable our developer communities to build rich content services and BlackBerry Widgets that leverage the latest runtime environments, APIs and network services through Adobe’s industry leading design and development tools,” said Jim Balsillie, co-CEO, Research In Motion.

“It’s only natural that further integrating our respective platforms will set new standards for engaging content and applications,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and CEO of Adobe.

Adobe’s upcoming Creative Suite 5 will enable designers to create optimised graphic assets, such as image and video content, from tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects for the BlackBerry platform.

These graphics assets can then be easily imported into BlackBerry application development tools, including the BlackBerry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse and the BlackBerry Web Plug-in for Eclipse, for use in applications and user interfaces.

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