Adobe shuts down AIR Marketplace and InMarket
“After reviewing our efforts and based on feedback from developers, we have decided that we will deliver the most value by helping developers author and publish their apps on multiple platforms. Given this focus, we have decided to discontinue development and support of Adobe InMarket. We are going to continue to provide support for publishing to different app stores through our tooling. The recent Flash Builder 4.5 and Flash Professional CS5.5 provide support for publishing to multiple mobile platforms including Android and Apple iOS devices.”
According to ReadWriteWeb:
“Developers have until August 31st to download their app analytics, revenue reports and other data, and update any widgets or links to their app’s webpage. Developers who published to AppUp will receive an email from Intel over the next few days with more details about direct publishing.”
Unfortunately, I have noticed at least one site claim this to be “another win for Apple” (undoubtedly from a fanboy). I’m not sure I understand how much Apple has to gain over this decision or whether they were aware such a marketplace ever existed.
This sounds more like Adobe is giving the nod to the more popular app-stores that have already defined their place in the world of commerce, namely the Apple App Store, Android Market, BlackBerry App World, Intel AppUp center, Samsung Apps, and Toshiba App Place.