SAN JOSE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Facebook® today announced a joint effort to enable Web developers to create more compelling applications using the Adobe® Flash® Platform and Facebook Platform.
“We believe social networks are the next generation game platform and today's announcement is a further step toward creating experiences that are more social and visually compelling.”
Officially supported by Adobe and Facebook, the new ActionScript® 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform is a free and open source programming language library that is expected to be a complete resource supporting all Facebook application programming interfaces (APIs) including Facebook Connect.
Documentation, example applications and code are now available at http://www.adobe.com/go/facebook for developers to get started building rich applications with Adobe Flash and Flex software, and Facebook Platform.
Ethan Beard, director of platform marketing, Facebook
“Our vision is to empower the world's developers to make the Web more social with Facebook Platform and through Facebook Connect,” said Ethan Beard, director of platform marketing, Facebook. “With our official support of the ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform, our innovative community of developers can more easily use the Adobe Flash Platform to create the next generation of applications that will allow users to engage with the people they care about in even more expressive ways.”
Bryant Macy, director of product marketing for the Platform Business Unit, Adobe
“Combining social functionality with the Adobe Flash Platform gives the millions of Flash developers the tools to create Web experiences that are truly differentiated,” said Bryant Macy, director of product marketing for the Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “Flash developers are already creating great applications for Facebook, and the new ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform will accelerate the pace of social innovation on the Web.”
Sebastien de Halleux, chief operating officer and co-founder of Playfish
“Since 2007, Playfish has leveraged Facebook Platform and the Flash Platform to create fun and engaging social games that are now played by more than 60 million registered users around the world,” said Sebastien de Halleux, chief operating officer and co-founder of Playfish. “We believe social networks are the next generation game platform and today's announcement is a further step toward creating experiences that are more social and visually compelling.”
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The ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform is available immediately as a free download along with developer documentation and tutorials at http://www.adobe.com/go/facebook.
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About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. Millions of users from around the world connect and share information on Facebook through the social graph, the network of connections and relationships between people. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Facebook is a privately-held company and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.
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