Adobe acquires developer Nitobi

Adobe, Flash and Nitobi
Adobe Flash, JS and HTML5 from Nitobi

Today at the MAX 2011 technology conference, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Nitobi Software. Nitobi is the creator of PhoneGap, a popular open source platform for easily building fast, cross-platform mobile applications with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Adobe is really ramping up its move towards HTML5 based development, and with PhoneGap, Adobe will be able to offer developers the choice of two powerful solutions for cross-platform development of native mobile apps. One is Adobe Flash that is commonly known and used on sites and in solutions all over the web, and now another with HTML5 and JavaScript at its core.

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