Adobe Edge Animate

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Adobe Edge Animate
Adobe Edge
Developer(s) Adobe systems
Stable release 2.0.3 / 18 June 2014; 9 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 uses 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] However, the latest iteration of Flash CC can publish in non SWF formats that will play on Apple propriety mobile platforms such as iPad and iPhone

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 e-Learning[edit]

As with Flash, this product can be used to create static or interactive e-Learning content and assessments.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7 is now available!". Retrieved 2012-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Edge Animate CC is not free for beta users". Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Adobe Edge Animate CC". Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ Tom Loftus (2011-11-09). "Tech Today: Adobe to Drop Mobile Flash, 750 Jobs". WSJ. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Adobe Edge Hits 50,000 downloads in first 24 hours". Retrieved 2011-08-07. 

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