Adobe launches Device Central CS4
Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced Adobe Device Central CS4 software, the next generation of content preview and testing environments for mobile devices. Adobe Device Central CS4, a tightly integrated component across the entire Adobe Creative Suite 4 product line, dramatically simplifies the workflow of creative professionals and developers by producing rich content and Flash Player-compatible videos for mobile phones and consumer electronic devices.
Adobe Device Central CS4, with over 450 dynamically updated device profiles, allows users to easily check content designed in Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.
“Adobe, with the next generation of Creative Suite 4 and Device Central CS4 tools, enables creative professionals to bring extraordinary new content to a broad set of mobile device platforms.“Says Gary Kovacs, vice president and general manager of phones and mobile devices, Adobe. “Device Central CS4 dramatically simplifies the testing process and reduces production time to bring sophisticated and consistent experiences to the end user across hundreds of the latest mobile device models from around the world.. “
New tools increase the effectiveness of content simulation for mobile devices
The new searchable online library of mobile device profiles from leading manufacturers around the world, enables creative professionals to quickly identify the right devices, and create and organize projects for mobile devices of all types of media, including video, image and web content. Users, with the new automated testing environment, will be able to simulate content performance over a network, record a sequence of actions in an editable script, and test scripts across devices to identify potential problems with content. . By taking snapshots of certain frames during testing, users can easily create storyboards and show customers how content is displayed on different devices.
More options to distribute and share content for mobile devices
To share designs for mobile devices with others, Device Central CS4 allows users to capture video recordings of the tested sequences and export them to high-quality movie files based on the H.264 format. Additionally, developers can publish content for mobile devices to an FTP server or send it directly to the mobile device via Bluetooth. Full integration with Adobe After Effects CS4 enables motion graphics artists, producers, and editors to create a set of After Effects compositions for different mobile devices at the same time.
Developer community embraces Adobe Device Central
A broad community of developers is emerging to take advantage of Adobe Device Central, cutting production time and testing content and applications for mobile devices. Bacardi’s Mobile Cocktail app, Dysney’s animated SpongeBob wallpaper, Cell’s interactive sports games, Avarto’s Flash-based music channel, and Dolce & Gabbana’s trendy wall hangings are just a few examples of already sophisticated content. developed and tested with Adobe Creative Suite 4.
“Adobe Device Central CS4, with its new searchable online mobile device library where developers can access up-to-date mobile device profiles, helps increase the life-to-market of third-party applications built for our phones. mobile phones”Says Jens Greve, Developer Program Manager, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
“Now our developer community can produce more value-added content like themes, wallpapers, and other creative apps for mobile devices faster and easier. Mobile developers will be better able to calculate the time of availability of new content considering the launch of our devices in their regional markets so that consumers will have a large amount of content to experiment with. “
“Device Central has been a crucial part of the development of hundreds of popular Adobe Flash-based games for mobile devices.”Says Stephen Jackson, president and CEO of Smashing Ideas, an entertainment and marketing services studio that creates sophisticated media experiences for all screens. “As the largest independent Flash developer in the United States, we are excited about the next generation of Device Central and look forward to further streamlining and simplifying the creation of sophisticated content for mobile devices across different platforms and mobile devices.. ”
Price and availability
Adobe Device Central CS4 is included in all editions of Creative Suite 4 and is an integral component of individual products, including editions of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web, editions of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design, Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS4, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and Adobe After Effects CS4. Adobe Device Central CS4 is scheduled to go live in October 2008. For detailed information on upgrade requirements and pricing information, visit www.adobe.com/go/gn_store.