While Adobe may not have been right about Flash on mobile, the company definitely has a large commitment to bringing its tools and apps to as many mobile platforms as possible. Adobe just announced a plethora of apps including Photoshop touch for Android tablets.
Photoshop Touch, Ideas, Kuler, Debut, Collage and Proto should be available right now around the world (excluding China) for $9.99 each and these offer a touch-friendly way to get creative on the go. The apps will be available on tablets that have an 8.9 screen or higher with a 1280 x 800 resolution and the device must be running Android 3.1 or higher.
Each of these apps will have strong touch support and should have the backing of Adobe’s clout, including things like its Creative Cloud for storage. Adobe believes that its experience with handling creative files will allow its Dropbox-like cloud service to better serve creative professionals.
The Photoshop Touch app is pretty much what you’d expect from a tablet version: it’s not going to be as full-featured as the desktop app but it still provides strong photo-editing capabilities. Adobe has created some touch-specific features like a scribble select which will make it easier to edit your photos. You’ll be able to drag in photos from the tablet’s memory, camera, Google or even Facebook and Adobe will be able to stream multiple fonts to your device for adding text to pictures.
It’s actually quite a powerful photo-editing app that is more accessible to newcomers than the desktop version, even if it doesn’t have all the same features. As we’ve reported before, look for an announcement to made about iOS and iPad availability in the first quarter of 2012.
The Kuler app is an extension of the online service which lets you find and build colors and it can even extract colors from photos. Even if you’re not a huge creative professional, this is a very fun app to just play around with if you have even the slightest interest in color schemes. Kuler integrates with multiple other Adobe apps and services.
Adobe Collage lets you create combinations of images, drawings, texts, videos and other files in a mood board. The Proto app lets you create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps on your tablet. The Debut app is a way to present your portfolio or created content and it can show your finished assets from other apps.
The Ideas app lets you design using color themes, vectors and layers and it includes a few additional features and drawbacks that aren’t available on the iPad version. For example, the iPad version can use more layers than the Android one can but the Android app has strong integration with Adobe’s Creative Cloud.
I have a Galaxy Tab loaded up with all of these bad boys, so be on the look out for some videos of what these things can do.