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July 24, 2006

Same Old Same Old

24 July 2006 - Macromedia's ambition is now Adobe's ambition: Build a Cross Platform Application Platform and Go Head to Head with Microsoft. At the recent SuperNova conference in San Francisco, formerly Macromedia's now Adobe's Chief Techie, Kevin Lynch was quoted as follows:

"With Apollo, Adobe hopes to provide a third alternative that provides the same cross-platform capabilities of a web browser, but with a richer set of features -- such as the ability to work when the computer is not connected to the Internet."

Flash didn't fulfil Macromedia's ambition as an interactive application platform within the browser, because Ajax won the hearts and minds of the HTML/Javascript crowd. I wonder if they'll have more success on the Desktop against the .NET etc crowd? And whether the future is on the Desktop or within the Browser?

Posted by Marius at July 24, 2006 12:41 PM


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