Adobe Edge Animate

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Adobe Edge Animate
Final release
2.0.3 / 18 June 2014; 8 years ago (2014-06-18)
Written inC++
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows and limited compatibility on Mac OS X

Adobe Edge Animate, formerly known as just Adobe Edge,[1] is a web development tool developed by Adobe Systems that uses HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 functionality. It later became part of the Adobe Edge suite, and was available as a free 30-day trial download from Adobe Creative Cloud.[2][3] As of November 2015, Edge Animate is no longer being actively developed.[4]


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, which was downloaded 50,000 times within 24 hours.[5]

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 would no longer develop Flash for mobile browsers and was planning on developing new products with more open technologies and standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Flash and Adobe AIR would continue to support development of native apps (which do not run in a browser) on mobile platforms.[6]

In November 2015, Adobe announced that Edge Animate and the rest of the Edge suite was no longer being actively developed.[7] Instead, their core capabilities would be brought to other apps in their catalog like Adobe Animate, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe XD and Adobe Photoshop.[8]

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  1. ^ "Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7 is now available!". Archived from the original on 2013-02-03. 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. ^ "Adobe Edge Animate CC".
  5. ^ "Adobe Edge Hits 50,000 downloads in first 24 hours". Retrieved 2011-08-07.
  6. ^ Tom Loftus (2011-11-09). "Tech Today: Adobe to Drop Mobile Flash, 750 Jobs". WSJ. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  7. ^ "Edge family of products | End of development". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  8. ^ "Edge family of products | End of development". Adobe.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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