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Adobe and Facebook Drive Next Generation of Social Applications

Developers Get New Open Source Technology to Create Integrated Adobe Flash and Facebook Experiences

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Facebook® today announced a joint effort to enable Web developers to create more compelling applications using the Adobe® Flash® Platform and Facebook Platform.

Officially supported by Adobe and Facebook, the new ActionScript® 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform is a free and open source programming language library that is expected to be a complete resource supporting all Facebook application programming interfaces (APIs) including Facebook Connect.

Documentation, example applications and code are now available at http://www.adobe.com/go/facebook for developers to get started building rich applications with Adobe Flash and Flex software, and Facebook Platform.

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Ethan Beard, director of platform marketing, Facebook 
“Our vision is to empower the world's developers to make the Web more social with Facebook Platform and through Facebook Connect,” said Ethan Beard, director of platform marketing, Facebook. “With our official support of the ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform, our innovative community of developers can more easily use the Adobe Flash Platform to create the next generation of applications that will allow users to engage with the people they care about in even more expressive ways.”

Bryant Macy, director of product marketing for the Platform Business Unit, Adobe
“Combining social functionality with the Adobe Flash Platform gives the millions of Flash developers the tools to create Web experiences that are truly differentiated,” said Bryant Macy, director of product marketing for the Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “Flash developers are already creating great applications for Facebook, and the new ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform will accelerate the pace of social innovation on the Web.”

Sebastien de Halleux, chief operating officer and co-founder of Playfish
“Since 2007, Playfish has leveraged Facebook Platform and the Flash Platform to create fun and engaging social games that are now played by more than 60 million registered users around the world,” said Sebastien de Halleux, chief operating officer and co-founder of Playfish. “We believe social networks are the next generation game platform and today's announcement is a further step toward creating experiences that are more social and visually compelling.”

Adobe Flash Platform Powers Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and Supports All Facebook APIs
• Many developers already use Adobe Flash software, including the open source Flex framework, to build applications on Facebook, or use Facebook Connect, and the new ActionScript library affirms that applications created with the Adobe Flash Platform will continue to be an integral part of the Facebook ecosystem.

• The ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform is open source and fully supported by Adobe and Facebook — developed in collaboration by Adobe, Facebook and the community of developers.

• The new ActionScript 3 library for Facebook includes support for 60 new APIs, which are consistent with current Facebook Platform APIs to ensure seamless implementation.

• ActionScript 3 is the object-oriented programming language for Adobe Flash technology, which is ideally suited for developing rich Internet applications (RIAs).

• ActionScript 3 joins JavaScript and PHP as officially supported client libraries for Facebook Platform.

Adobe Flash Platform: Innovation That Stands Out, Technology That Fits In
• The Adobe Flash Platform is a complete system of integrated tools, frameworks, clients and servers for the development of Web applications, content and video that runs consistently across operating systems and devices.

• Adobe Flash Player content reaches over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops, and Adobe Flash technology is the No. 1 platform for video on the Web.

Availability
The ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform is available immediately as a free download along with developer documentation and tutorials at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/facebook.

Adobe at Web 2.0 Expo 2009
• Web 2.0 Expo attendees come to the Adobe booth (#615) on Wednesday April 1 and Thursday April 2 to meet with Adobe and Facebook representatives to learn more about the ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform.
• Watch the keynote address of Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch on Thursday, April 2 at 9:50 a.m. PT.

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About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

About Facebook
Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. Millions of users from around the world connect and share information on Facebook through the social graph, the network of connections and relationships between people. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Facebook is a privately-held company and is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif.

© 2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, ActionScript and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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