Adobe Systems Inc. is targeting smartphones and tablets with new technology that the software makers said Monday will aid designers and developers.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 includes the Web Premium Suite, which focuses on mobile applications on Android, Blackberry, Tablet OS, iOS, and other platforms. It also uses HTML5 to make rich browser-based content across screens and uses Flash Player for videos, casual games and Internet applications.
Flash Player is supported by Android, HP webOS, and Google TV. Blackberry Tablet OS, future versions of Windows Phone, Samsung SmartTVs. Other platforms are expected to support Flash in the near future, Adobe said.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 includes a Design Premium Suite uses Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and the Folio Producer, gives more interactivity to designers’ page layouts geared toward tablet devices. Documents can include video, audio, panoramic views, 360-degree object rotation, pan and zoom of images, integration of HTML and HTML5 content, and other interactive overlays.
Adobe’s Production Premium Suite is designed to help broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals with new audio editing capabilities. Adobe also offers the Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection and the Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard.
The suites are expected to be priced at approximately $2,599 for the Master Collection, $1,899 for Design Premium, $1,799 for Web Premium, $1,699 for Production Premium and $1,299 for Design Standard. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available.
Adobe is also launching a subscription option, either a full year or a month-to-month plan. The San Jose, Calif. company said the plan will help customers that have specific project needs, those that want to try the software for the first time and existing customers that want to get current or stay current with the Creative Suite products.
Prices include $129 a month for the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection and $35 a month for Adobe Photoshop.
Last month Adobe reported sharply higher first-quarter earnings as its revenue surged 20 percent.
Shares of Adobe Systems Inc. rose 39 cents to $34.54 in midday trading.