At Adobe MAX Japan, Adobe announces that Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player 10 have reached record adoption numbers to the tune of 100 million installations for Adobe AIR within a year of its release and Flash Player 10 being installed on 55 percent of computers worldwide within two months of its release.
Adobe Systems announced at its Adobe MAX
Japan conference that the company's Adobe AIR
and Adobe Flash Player 10 software, key components of the Adobe Flash Platform,
have been installed by record numbers of users and enterprises, to the tune of
more than 100 million installations for Adobe AIR.
On Jan. 29 at the Adobe MAX Japan show,
Adobe officials said that in less than a year after its initial release, there
have been more than 100 million installations of Adobe AIR
to date. Adobe officials had hoped to see the product reach 100 million
downloads by the end of 2008, but it apparently took just a bit longer than
In addition, Adobe Flash Player 10 has been installed on more than 55
percent of computers worldwide in just the first two months of its release, and
it is expected to surpass 80 percent by the second quarter of 2009, far
outpacing the installation rate of past versions of the software, the company
Moreover, companies across a variety of industries have chosen Adobe AIR
to deploy hundreds of applications that reach customers, partners and employees
in new and engaging ways, Adobe officials said. The list of global brands using
AIR includes the BBC, (RED)WIRE
and The Nasdaq Stock Market. In addition, OEMs including Sony Japan
are beginning to preinstall Adobe AIR on
shipping computers, giving customers immediate access to the software.
And companies such as Comedy Central, MySpace, Toyota
and the AOL Games site are using Adobe Flash
Player 10 to deliver expressive and compelling user experiences, rich
audio/video playback and virtually universal reach across operating systems,
Adobe officials said.
"Adobe is the leader in enabling people to express themselves and connect
with others globally, through the distribution of our world-class client
software," said Michele Turner, vice president of product marketing for the
Platform Business Unit at Adobe. "The incredible traction we're seeing
with Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player 10 in
such a short period of time is a clear indication that individuals and
organizations across the globe rely on the Adobe Flash Platform for
breakthrough interactive content, applications and video on the Web."
The Adobe Flash Platform is a complete system of integrated tools,
frameworks, clients and servers for the development of Web applications,
content and video that runs consistently across operating systems and devices.
Adobe AIR enables developers to use
proven Web technologies to quickly design and build compelling applications
that extend outside the browser, the company said. And in the last 12 months,
there have been more than 1 million downloads of the AIR
software development kit, the free open-source Flex framework and Adobe Flex
Builder by developers building Web applications using the Adobe Flash Platform,
the company said.
Adobe Flash Player content reaches more than 98 percent of Internet-enabled
desktops, and more than 80 percent of online videos worldwide are viewed using
Adobe Flash technology, Adobe officials claimed.
Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player 10 are
available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems as free downloads in 15
languages. For more information or to download, visit www.adobe.com/go/air