Adobe Opens Flash Development

In a move designed to keep its Flash format as the default for a much of the video on the Web, and help it become more prevalent on mobile devices, Adobe has launched the Open Screen Project.

adobe_open_screen.jpgShowing how serious it is about making Flash ubiquitous in all sorts of devices, the company is even ditching the license fees it charges for distributing the Flash player on mobile devices and removing the restrictions it places on developing apps in the FLV and SWF formats, Ars Technica reports. Also, Adobe is planning to publish open specs for its Flash Cast protocol so developers can build their own Flash streaming applications.

Adobe’s launch partners for the Open Screen Project include ARM, the BBC, Cisco, Intel, MTV, Nokia and Samsung.