Photoshop For iPads Coming
Adobe who are raking in tens of millions with their Creative Suite tools now wants a slice of the tablet user market with the Company planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for the Apple iPad.
The Company appears to be set to snub owners of Android tablets.
Creative Cloud apps are based on an aging architectures with different underpinnings for each device this often leads to crashes or users constantly being asked to re log into the software.
The company shifted all of its apps to the cloud in 2012 based on a new subscription-based business model that’s on track to more than double sales through the end of this fiscal year and sent the stock soaring more than 700 percent.
Recently, Adobe has also begun pitching its products to hobbyists, who prefer working on mobile devices rather than PCs. Still, the company has yet to transition full versions of its best-known apps to smaller screens.
Scott Belsky, Adobe’s chief product officer of Creative Cloud, confirmed the company was working on a new cross-platform iteration of Photoshop and other applications, but declined to specify the timing of their launches.
“My aspiration is to get these on the market as soon as possible,” Belsky said in an interview. “There’s a lot required to take a product as sophisticated and powerful as Photoshop and make that work on a modern device like the iPad. We need to bring our products into this cloud-first collaborative era.”
The relationship between Apple and Adobe appear to have thawed.
In the past Apple had been an investor in Adobe, Jobs in 2010 criticized Adobe’s Flash player for video and games on the internet, saying it hurt device battery life, privacy and security. In recent years, Adobe has been a fixture at Apple product announcements, continuously being used as an example of software that takes advantage of new Apple devices.
A Photoshop iPad app would immediately hurt a slew of mobile apps that have sought to fill the void, including Pixelmator, Affinity and Enlight Photofox.