Adobe Device Central was a software program developed by Adobe Systems to integrate with parts of the Creative Suite to allow creative professionals, web designers, and mobile developers an easier way to preview and test Flash Lite, bitmap, web, and video content for mobile devices.
Device Central provides designers and coders a comprehensive testing facility that approximates how pages and graphics will look on a variety of cell phones with different screen resolutions, color depths, memory constraints, and other performance characteristics. It simplifies the mobile authoring workflow and allows developers to preview designs and test content on the desktop before loading it on the mobile devices for final testing. A library of mobile device profiles on Device Central are updated quarterly, with an initial support for over 200 devices at launch.
Device Central has other functions such as rescaling graphics, simulating a mobile phone's backlight dimming, adding artificial screen reflections and changing the color balance, allowing artists to tune their graphics in different conditions without extraneous footwork.
- Adobe Device Central CS3 was released as part of all Creative Suite 3 editions on April 16, 2007. It was also included with the standalone Photoshop CS3 and Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, After Effects CS3 and Premiere Pro CS3 applications.
- Adobe Device Central CS4 was released as part of Creative Suite 4 in September 2009.
- Adobe Device Central CS5 was released as part of Creative Suite 5 in April 2010.
- Adobe Device Central CS5.5 was released as part of Creative Suite 5.5 in April 2011.
- ↑ Now that Device Central is dead, how can I test my Flash Lite applications? by Kirby, Stack Exchange. 2012-10-08.