At its annual Flash Platform Summit 2011 in Bangalore last week, Adobe showcased the collaborative work it is doing with four Indian enterprises, to create interactive mobile apps as well as rich Internet experiences.
It has worked with India’s largest bus ticketing company, redBus to create a mobile app that allows users to book bus tickets for 1000s of routes across India. The mobile app provides a highly intuitive interface helping consumers not only book bus tickets on the go but also to assign their seats, compare fares, check the route, etc. Says Phanindra Sama, CEO, redBus: “We are very excited to showcase the beta version of our mobile app developed along with Adobe and about making the lives of our consumers easier with this connectivity.”
In the financial services space, Adobe has joined with leading global bank, Standard Chartered Bank on the recent Indian launch of its global mobile banking application 'Breeze'. Standard Chartered used Adobe tools like Flash® Builder™ 4.5 and Flex® 4.5 to create a fully transactional banking application that offers a rich, engaging consumer experience across a variety of tablets and smartphone devices.
Adobe also announced its partnership with Perfios, a leading personal finance software company to help it create a mobile app that allows consumers to effectively monitor and manage their personal finances. Perfios worked closely with the Technology Evangelist team at Adobe India to create a multi-platform mobile app using Flex Mobile.
Debasish Chakraborty, Co-founder and Director, Perfios Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. said, “We at Perfios realized the effectiveness of Flash and Flex for building a rich and pleasant experience of our Personal Finance Application way back in 2007 when we started the initiative. Perfios Personal Finance Application, exclusively for Indian Netizens, is entirely built on Flash/Flex technology and available over the web (http://www.perfios.com). Now the time has come to offer an even better interface for our Smart Phone users, using the latest Flex technology, so that Perfios can truly remain the One-Stop shop for all Indians even while on the move.”
Adobe also showcased the unique technology capabilities of ‘I Paid A Bribe’, a well-acclaimed citizen-centric initiative by Janaagraha, a leading non-profit organization based in Bangalore. The ‘Bribe Analytics’ feature of www.ipaidabribe.com built using Adobe Flex provides real-time and interactive information on corruption and bribery across different cities and department. Citizens can report on the nature, number, pattern, types, location, frequency and values of actual corrupt acts on this website and see a snapshot of bribes occurring across the country.
Swati Ramanathan, co-founder, Janaagraha said, “The Bribe Analytics application on I Paid A Bribe helps us identify trends in corruption across cities thus acting as the trigger for our work with various government departments.”
Ananth P N, Director – Engineering, Adobe Systems added, “We are humbled and encouraged by the strong response that we have received from our customers on some of the applications that have already been built on our platforms. Being part of the broad community of technologists and developers working to introduce rich, interactive and local digital experiences for India is something that not only is a core focus for us, it continues to inspire all of us at Adobe.” July 31 2011