Adobe releases SwitchBoard


John Nack has some interesting news for us: Adobe has just released SwitchBoard — a technology for driving the Creative Suite applications using Adobe AIR applications.

SwitchBoard is a Flex library that allows you to extend an AIR app by giving you access to the ExtendScript DOMs for the Creative Suite apps. Your AIR app can now easily establish two-way communication with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Bridge.

So SwitchBoard allows Adobe AIR developers to create applications that can send and receive scripts to and from Creative Suite applications. A SwitchBoard-application consists of JavaScript, an AIR application and the SwitchBoard-library. The SwitchBoard runtime and the SwitchBoard SDK are freely available on Adobe Labs.
With SwitchBoard, Adobe brings up an innovative solution for connecting Creative Suite applications with third partiy products.

Article postedPosted in @ 06/17/08