Macromedia Central Test

By Deane Barker on September 25, 2003

Flash steps out of the browser: We talked about this six months ago when it was first announced. Good to hear it’s come to fruition.

“Software maker Macromedia on Wednesday released a test version of Central, a new add-on for its widespread Flash animation format that’s intended to make Internet information easily available offline.

As previously reported, Macromedia hopes Central will expand the market for Flash developers by allowing them to create applications that don’t depend on a Web browser. Central runs on Macromedia’s free Flash Player software to give a unified interface for using Flash-based services that could range from restaurant recommendations to workplace directories.”