Adobe Edge Animate

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Adobe Edge Animate
Adobe Edge
Developer(s) Adobe systems
Stable release 2.0.3 / 18 June 2014; 2 months ago (2014-06-18)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows and limited compatibility on Mac OS X

Adobe Edge Animate, formerly known as simply Adobe Edge,[1] is a web development tool developed by Adobe Systems that tries to use HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3 functionality. It is now a part of Adobe Edge suite, and is available as a free 30 day trial download from Adobe Creative Cloud.[2][3]


On August 1, 2011, Adobe announced the development of Edge as a new multimedia authoring tool to succeed the Flash platform for browser-delivered content, and released a preview version of the software. Edge builds applications based on a foundation of HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery and CSS3. These applications are compatible with HTML5-compatible browsers.

On November 9, 2011, Adobe announced that it will no longer develop Flash for mobile browsers and is planning on developing new products with more open technologies and standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Flash and Adobe AIR will continue to support development of native apps (which do not run in a browser) on mobile platforms.[4]

Adobe Edge Preview[edit]

The preview release of Adobe Edge was first released to Adobe Labs in August 2011, and was downloaded 50,000 times within 24 hours. [5]

Use in eLearning[edit]

Currently, there are several methods for using Adobe Edge Animate content in elearning. The first method is to use the Adobe Captivate App Packager to embed animations inside Adobe Captivate projects. [6] The second is the Leara Elevate5™ interface. [7] The third method is to import Edge Animate files into Lectora. [8]

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