Ikivo has announced it is now shipping its Animator product, which integrates with Adobe’s Illustrator and GoLive to enable developers to create mobile SVG applications. Mobile SVG is a vector-based technology, allowing graphics to scale easily across a range of mobile screen sizes.
Vector-based graphics are considered a key component of future mobile application development strategies as the industry seeks a solution to the problem of varying screen sizes and the lack of a common interface standard.
However, life may not be that simple for Ikivo, which struck its partnership with Adobe shortly before the software producer announced a merger with Macromedia. Of course, Macromedia has vector-based ambitions of its own in the mobile space, in the form of Flash Lite. It will be interesting to see how the Adobe/Ikivo partnership evolves as the Macromedia merger proceeds and Adobe starts to look at ways it can integrate its mobile offerings.