Adobe now deny looking into office tools
August 21, 2007
Last week Mike Downey, Adobe’s group manager for platform evangelism, hinted the company might be about to develop such software.
Downey clarified the situation in an interview. He said Adobe would focus primarily on providing its development platform, AIR, rather than creating online Office-style applications.
Downey said: “Our primary focus is building a platform that allows developers to build great web-based applications. AIR is the ideal platform for building these types of web applications that are robust and powerful.”
Shame I think, Adobe have always made great apps and AIR is the perfect platform to create a real on/offline experience for the office tools user. I think they should go for it, innovation and experimentation never hurts (just look at Google).