Adobe’s AIR based applications are compatible on a number of different application marketplaces. But the sheer number of them has meant that developers will have a tough time updating each of these different app stores every time they make a change or announce an update.
Now Adobe has made it easy for developers by launching a new app distribution service called InMarket. With InMarket, developers now have only one place to go to while submitting an application. Adobe will take care of handling the app distribution across these various application stores. Developers will get the usual 70/30 cut on revenues and there will be no apparent change in the way these applications are downloaded from the users’ point of view.
A pretty brilliant way to consolidate the marketplace while making money at the same time. Intel’s AppUp is said to be the first app store that will accomodate this new distribution service. Adobe is noted to start supporting close to 10 stores by the second half of 2011 and this will include app stores for mobile, desktop, tablet and television.