Adobe Systems and Facebook have announced a joint effort to enable Web developers to create applications using the Adobe Flash Platform and Facebook Platform. The new ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform is a free and open source programming language library.
The offer is expected to be a complete resource supporting all Facebook application programming interfaces (APIs) including Facebook Connect.
“Our vision is to empower the world’s developers to make the Web more social with Facebook Platform and through Facebook Connect,” said Ethan Beard, director of platform marketing, Facebook.
Documentation, example applications and code are now available for developers to get started building rich applications with Adobe Flash and Flex software, and Facebook Platform.
The new ActionScript 3.0 Library for Facebook includes support for 60 new APIs, which are consistent with current Facebook Platform APIs to ensure seamless implementation.
“Combining social functionality with the Adobe Flash Platform gives the millions of Flash developers the tools to create Web experiences that are truly differentiated,” said Bryant Macy, director of product marketing for the Platform Business Unit at Adobe. “Flash developers are already creating great applications for Facebook, and the new ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform will accelerate the pace of social innovation on the Web.”
The Adobe Flash Platform is a system of integrated tools, frameworks, clients and servers for the development of Web applications, content and video that runs consistently across operating systems and devices.
The ActionScript 3.0 Client Library for Facebook Platform is available as a free download along with developer documentation and tutorials at http://www.adobe.com/go/facebook.