The Flash Platform (Adobe AIR, Flash Player, Flex, etc.) has become a mainstream software development platform. This is very exciting but also leads to me getting a boat-load of email. That is great! I love hearing from the community and answering questions. I do respond to every email I get - even if it takes a year! I am frequently asked about partnerships. It seems that everyone who is building products or services related to the Flash Platform wants to know how they can help Adobe and how Adobe can help them. I love getting these emails because as the ecosystem around the Flash Platform grows, the Platform itself grows. But due to my often high latency in responding to email I figured it would be good to document many of the Flash Platform Partner resources that are already out there. Here they are…
How to promote your offerings to the community
The Adobe Customer Success Program (CSP) works with innovators and business
leaders to highlight how organizations use and benefit from Adobe solutions.
Developers can submit applications to be included in the Adobe Site of the Day. This
submission allows us to use it in other marketing areas, like the Edge newsletter.
Flex.org aggregates Flex news from a number of sources, and allows community
members to contribute their own content as well.
The Adobe Partner Program is designed for companies that provide solution-based
sales, system integration, services, or extended products based on Adobe technology.
Adobe AIR Marketplace is a place where developers can publish their AIR applications for
users to download. Learn more.
Add your feed to the Adobe blog aggregator to make sure the community at-large is
receiving the latest news on your offerings. Additionally find active community members
including Adobe evangelists who may be interested in learning more. Learn more.
How to access software for evaluation and testing
Labs provides developers with the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and
emerging innovations, technologies, and products from Adobe. Learn more.
The goal of a Prerelease Program at Adobe is to solicit early feedback on new features
and bugs in order to produce a unique and bug-free product that can deliver maximum
How to get support and training
The ADC serves as the central resource for information on Adobe developer
technologies, providing tutorials, samples, and documentation to guide and instruct
developers. Learn more.
Flex, Flash, and AIR support programs for developers and enterprises include technical
help and information on planning, workflow, and deployment. Learn more.
Adobe Online Forums are for the Adobe community’s peer-to-peer discussions of both
Adobe and formerly Macromedia products.
Whether you want to improve your skills, projects, or resume, Adobe training and
certification programs and resources can help you achieve your goals.
Adobe Developer User Groups provide a forum of support and technology to web
professionals at all levels. Whether you’re a designer, a seasoned developer, or a beginner just
starting out, Adobe User Groups strengthen community, increase networking, unveil the
latest technology innovations, and reveal the techniques that turn novices into experts
and experts into gurus.
I hope that helps some of you. These programs will continue to grow and evolve. So please give us your feedback on how they are working for you. Also, don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions - I’ll respond as soon as possible! :)