Adobe and Intel have announced plans to allow developers to distribute and monetize Adobe Air applications and games via Intel AppUp center storefronts.
Using the new Adobe application distribution platform beta, code named “Melrose,” developers and publishers can sell and distribute Air applications to users while monitoring sales and downloads. Available today, the beta of Melrose provides a portal for developers and publishers to distribute their applications through multiple distribution channels.
The Intel AppUp center was released as a public beta in January 2010. AppUp currently targets netbooks and consumer laptops, with plans to extend AppUp support to additional devices.
The combination of Melrose and AppUp means developers can better serve individual consumers across multiple devices. With Melrose, developers can incorporate licensing capabilities directly into their applications through a free software development kit (SDK). This SDK enables payment as well as usage data to help developers measure their success.
“Many developers crave a middle ground between the openness of web-centric computing and the tight integration found on restricted or closed devices without permissions to develop or precious time lost testing on hundreds of slightly differing devices. That’s why we built AppUp,” said Christos Georgiopoulos, general manager, Developer Relations Division, Software and Services Group Intel.