Qualcomm and Adobe announced the BREW Mobile Platform with integrated Adobe Flash technology and new platform features.
REW Mobile Platform, which leverages Qualcomm’s widely deployed BREW Client software, expands the capabilities for developers and enables them to create rich applications and Web content in Adobe Flash for the BREW environment. The software will fully integrate and deliver Adobe Flash technology to mass market handset devices. By combining the strengths of both BREW and Flash technologies, BREW Mobile Platform brings the mobile application and Web content development communities together, setting a new standard for mass market handset platforms.
BREW Mobile Platform extends the widely deployed BREW Client’s rich set of services and APIs, with new enhancements in platform capabilities, multimedia and content support, access to device databases, connectivity support, touchscreen user interface development and more. BREW Mobile Platform’s highly optimized and integrated support for Flash technology provides an unprecedented level of access to these platform services from Adobe ActionScript, enabling Flash developers to create standalone applications that integrate mobile device functionality with Web content and services.
BREW Mobile Platform will be supported by development tools provided by both Qualcomm and Adobe. Native application developers can leverage an expanded and integrated set of tools available from Qualcomm, including integrated support for the popular Eclipse and Visual Studio Integrated Development Environments. Flash designers and developers can use Adobe’s existing Flash development tools, including Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe Device Central CS3 and other popular tools in Adobe Creative Suite 3 to deploy rich applications based on Flash technology. Qualcomm and Adobe are working together to provide an increasingly streamlined developer workflow with subsequent releases of their respective tools.
“BREW Mobile Platform will combine the strengths of Qualcomm and Adobe, to deliver an extremely robust wireless platform and development tool chain. This combination provides exciting opportunities for operators, device manufacturers, publishers and developers to create advanced devices, applications and services for the mass market with features typically only available on high-end devices,” said Bobb Briggs, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Internet Services.
“We are excited to see rapid progress in support of the Open Screen Project with this new mobile platform from Qualcomm,” said Gary Kovacs, general manager, Mobile and Device Solutions at Adobe. “BREW Mobile Platform with Flash technology represents a major step toward the goals of the Open Screen Project, and we look forward to bringing two developer communities together to deliver rich Web and video experiences across mobile devices.”
BREW Mobile Platform is fully backward-compatible with applications developed for previous versions of the BREW Client, allowing existing BREW solution customers to take full advantage of the new capabilities while supporting the multitude of existing BREW applications. The first release of BREW Mobile Platform with Adobe Flash technology is expected to be available on Qualcomm chipsets in the fall of 2008.