Adobe today announced the availability of the Adobe Touch Apps in the Android Market. Adobe Touch Apps are a family of six touchscreen applications, inspired by Adobe’s Creative Suite software. The aim is to bring Adobe’s high-end content creation and editing tools to tablets.
Adobe is making available Photoshop Touch; Adobe Collage for designers; Adobe Debut for presenting and reviewing creative work; Adobe Ideas for sketching; Adobe Kuler for exploring color themes; and Adobe Proto for website and mobile app prototyping.
Announced at MAX in October, the apps are available today for Android 3.1 or higher. Adobe Ideas is already on iOS and Adobe expects iOS versions of the other five apps to be available in early 2012.
Adobe calls the new tablet-based app “essential components of Adobe Creative Cloud,” the company’s initiative that is expected in the first half of 2012. Adobe Creative Cloud will allow users to share, collaborate on and transfer files. The company will offer membership options that will enable users to access desktop and tablet applications, find essential creative services and share their best work.
“Adobe Touch Apps will transform how people use tablets – from mere consumption devices to vehicles for expression and creativity,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager of Adobe’s digital media business, in a statement. “Our touch apps will be a key component in Adobe’s full Creative Cloud offering, coming in 2012.”
The six Adobe Touch Apps are immediately available on the Android Market, at an introductory price of $9.99 each. The Touch Apps are available in most geographies in English. The Adobe Touch Apps will run on tablets running Android 3.1 or higher with a minimum 8.9-inch screen size and resolution of 1280 x 800.
Adobe Ideas is currently available in the iTunes App Store for $5.99. Adobe expects iOS versions for all Touch Apps to be available in early 2012. The Adobe Touch Apps integrate with the creative file viewing, sharing and transfer features of the Adobe Creative Cloud also made available today.
The company says more information regarding the additional capabilities of Adobe Creative Cloud, including applications, services and community and full Adobe Creative Cloud paid membership options, will be available in the first half of 2012.