Adobe Acquires Nitobi, Creator of PhoneGap


Just about a month ago, Microsoft partnered with Nitobi to release the availability of a PhoneGap beta supporting Windows Phone Mango. PhoneGap allows web developers to built HTML5 based apps that leverages phone hardware such as camera, accelerometer and other device API’s using JavaScript. Today Adobe announced the acquisition of Nitobi, the creators of PhoneGap. I don’t know about of the future of this open source platform PhoneGap, but as of now Adobe says the following,

“We are also excited to announce our donation of the PhoneGap code to the Apache Software Foundation,” said Dave Johnson, chief technology officer, Nitobi. “Adobe has been fully supportive of our decision, further demonstrating Adobe’s continued commitment to the developer and open source communities. The Apache Software Foundation’s model makes it possible for contributors to collaborate on open source product development and Adobe and Nitobi look forward to engaging with other community members to advance the PhoneGap technology.”

Hope Adobe further develop this platform in a open manner.

On a related news, Adobe announced the acquisition of  Typekit Inc., the provider of web fonts.

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