Adobe shuts down Adobe AIR Marketplace and Adobe InMarket citing “developer feedback”

Another win for Apple here… In what’s being described as a move “based on developer feedback”, Adobe has shut down two of its app stores for AIR and InMarket apps, reports ReadWriteWeb. The company wrote on its Developer Connection website the following:

After reviewing our efforts and based on feedback from developers, we have decided that we will deliver the most value by helping developers author and publish their apps on multiple platforms. Given this focus, we have decided to discontinue development and support of Adobe InMarket. 

And then this:

Concurrent with this change to InMarket, we are also closing Adobe AIR Marketplace. When we established Adobe AIR Marketplace three years ago, there were few distribution opportunities for AIR developers. There are now several app stores on desktops, mobile devices and tablets that service AIR developers including Apple App Store, Android Market, BlackBerry App World, Intel AppUp center, Samsung Apps, and Toshiba App Place. We encourage you to use these newer popular app stores to distribute your applications.

Now, that’s a refreshing tune for Adobe which isn’t the one to shy away from slamming Apple and painting the company as a closed ecosystem. Adobe last week released Photoshop Elements 9 Editor as their first Mac App Store download. The software is priced at $80, a $19 saving over the $99 price point for its dead trees counterpart.


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