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Adobe Announces Touch Apps for iPad & Android, Creative Cloud at MAX 2011

Software maker Adobe has dished out the Creative Cloud, a platform for creative people to share and view their creations on the go.

The company, which announced the platform at its MAX 2011 conference, hopes that Creative Cloud will turn into a hub for creativity where professionals share their work with their peers and view them from a variety of devices.

“Adobe Creative Cloud reinvents creative expression by enabling a new generation of services for creativity and publishing that embrace touch interaction to re-imagine how individuals interact with creative tools and build deeper social connections between creatives around the world,” said Adobe chief technology officer Kevin Lynch.

The company also launched a set of applications called Touch Apps for the iPad and Android based tablet devices that will allow professionals to create works of art on the go. Adobe said that the applications have been optimised for touch and stylus input.

The Touch Apps include PhotoShop Touch, Collage, Debut, Ideas, Kuler and Proto. The Android version of the apps will be launched this year while the iPad version will be dished out in 2012.

The apps will be linked to the Creative Cloud, which will offer users 20GB of free storage initially, allowing them to back-up their work and share it with likeminded people.