Adobe announces the availability of Connect Pro Mobile

Adobe has announced the availability of Connect Pro Mobile, an application for its enterprise Web conferencing solution Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro. Connect Pro Mobile was built using Flash Professional CS5 beta and published as a native iPhone application; the very first Adobe-authored application that uses the Packager for iPhone technology.

With this release, Connect Pro Mobile offers users mobile access via an iPhone or iPod touch to rich communications including collaborative meetings, training sessions and Web seminars.

With Connect Pro Mobile, participants can watch and listen to live presentations including real-time meeting webcam video and screen sharing demonstrations. Mobile users can see who is in the meeting at any given time, and collaborate with others using live text chat. VoIP meeting audio will broadcast straight to iPhone or iPod touch devices over a WiFi or 3G connection. Meeting hosts also have the ability to give participants the option to join a telephone conference call , and even opt to have the conference dial out to the mobile user, eliminating the need to enter complex dialling codes.

The application enables users to participate in Connect Pro conferences regardless of whether the solution has been deployed as an Adobe hosted service, as an on-premise customer implementation or as a managed service.

The application follows a sneak peek during the keynote presentation last October at Adobe MAX, the company’s worldwide developer conference, when Adobe demonstrated how developers will be able to utilise Flash Professional CS5 beta to export applications for the iPhone, leveraging the same source code used to deliver applications across desktops and devices for Flash Platform runtimes. The new functionality opens iPhone development to millions of designers and developers who currently use Adobe’s popular Flash authoring tools.