After what has been an incredible, nearly seven years at Adobe, my number has come up, and so it’s time to move on. This will undoubtedly be the last post on flashmobileblog.com, something that I know hundreds of thousands of you have enjoyed reading for the various insights into Adobe’s Mobile and Devices efforts.
There have been many highlights during my time at the mobile helm, most notably working with my close friend Bill Perry and the growing mobile developer community back in 2007, and of course the incredible Evangelist team led by Ben Forta for the past four years.
Throughout these years together we’ve managed to deliver incredible advances in the Mobile and Devices industry, shipping over a Billion devices with Flash Lite and ultimately bringing Flash Player and AIR to mobile and the Digital Home. Those achievements, despite having their respective flaws, have enabled some of the most incredible successes ever seen in the mobile content industry. So while we have seen various people scoff at the cancellation of Flash Player on mobile, at least we tried.
The great news is that Adobe AIR and Flex continue to be wonderful solutions for mobile developers. It has been incredible to see their transformation into key technologies for the ecosystem and I look forward to seeing them grow in the future.
I’d like to thank you all for being such a great community and supporting my efforts around the world over the years. I’m really excited to see what the future holds, maybe I’ll have even bigger hair!