Macromedia Pushes into Mobile and Enterprise Market

March 29, 2005

The Macromedia Max 2005 Conference, held on March 14 & 15 at Delhi and on March 17 & 18 in Bangalore, saw Macromedia sending a definite message that Flash is set to become ubiquitous with its entry into the mobile devices arena while Breeze will see increased adoption in enterprise, government and education sectors.

Flash Lite, specifically designed for mobile phones so consumers can benefit from the power of rich interactive Flash experiences, sets the stage for Macromedia to go beyond its traditional markets and into the creative hands of mobile application developers.

According to Bill Perry, Developer Support and Content Manager for Mobile and Devices, Macromedia, Macromedia is confident that it can successfuly establish its foothold amongst mobile devices.

“We at Macromedia take mobile content seriously and with Flash Lite, we hope to see the end of static mobile content,” Perry said.

“Macromedia Flash Lite is the next big wave in wireless communications; the advent of engaging Flash content and applications on mobile devices,” he added.

With more than a million professional web developers and designers using Macromedia products, the community has the bandwidth and know-how to meet the fast-growing demand for compelling mobile content.

Furthermore, Macromedia’s licensing deals with leading mobile phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Nokia lends weight to the company’s claim that the adoption of Flash Lite is expected to grow exponentially throughout this year. Currently, there are more than 25 million devices including mobile phones, PDAs, educational toys and other digital devices using Flash already shipped worldwide.

Macromedia is also keen to work with consumer electronic devices, mobile phones and other portable device manufacturers in India to bring the Flash experience to the end consumers.

Another two of its major drives spearheading the enterprise market involves the proliferation of Macromedia Flex and Breeze.

Macromedia Flex 1.5, the newest version of its presentation server and application framework that enables enterprise development teams to put more effective interfaces on critical business applications. Leading organizations in a broad range of industries use Flex to build and deploy rich Internet applications for guided selling, business process automation, and interactive dashboard applications

Then there’s Breeze, the rapid elearning and training solution which allows you to communicate, collaborate and train online with ease. According to Shriram Krishnamachari, Country Manager, India, Breeze was designed with the less technically inclined professionals in mind.

“We have achieved great success with this product as it allows all skill levels to achieve powerful results in hours using the familiar PowerPoint application and sharing information over the Internet in the Macromedia Flash format,” he said adding that Breeze is the fastest growing single product in Macromedia history. Breeze includes everything needed to create, manage, deliver, and track rich communications.

The Macromedia MAX 2005 Conference is an annual event in the region. Targeted at the India market, this year saw a turn out of some 500 over designers and developers from businesses and academia. Speakers included partners from Taiwan and India, as well as top Macromedia speakers from the U.S.

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