Since the Motorola Droid launched we knew Adobe Flash was coming first quarter of 2010 and the lack of flash on mobile devices tends to be one point of contention/discussion/debate when comparing phones. Now Adobe is set to make an announcement that will help developers create flash-based games and apps that can be deployed on all devices across all platforms and only created once. Who wants to make and recode a game/app for every single different device on the planet? Nobody.
And this is where it gets really cool. Adobe AIR is currently used to create DESKTOP applications but when all is said and done, devs will be able to create a MOBILE app/game and upload it directly to Android Market as if it were a native Android App. Same goes for BlackBerry, iPhone, etc… and that’s with only having created the app/game once.
Will these apps/games have all of the features and capabilities as tried and true native applications for each platform? I don’t think that matters. There are plenty of apps and games that don’t REQUIRE any special level of care or handling and if a flash version can do the trick – why not? And don’t forget flash in your actual browser, including videos, will be a godsend. It sounds like late April is the earliest we’ll see Flash 10.1 arrive to Android.
I’m sure we’ll find out more tomorrow, but for now, enjoy the good news. How excited are you for flash to come to Android? Are you equally excited for the deployment of flash as apps/games in Android Market as you are for the in-browser and video stuff?