Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) has launched a new app for iPad that allows users to rapidly create layout concepts for their mobile, web and print projects. This app called Comp CC is now available on Apple’s Appstore. At the same time, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has introduced an update for their Messenger iOS app. The app now features third party integration.
Adobe’s Comp CC allows users to create layouts on their iPads. The app transforms natural drawing gestures into graphics. For example, a roughly drawn square will be transformed into crisp graphics. Users can also use assets such as vector shapes, colors, images and text styles from Creative Cloud libraries. Professional fonts from Typekit are also available.
The layout can also be finished on desktop as the app allows sharing to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign with just one tap. The sharing feature makes it easy to collaborate with clients and colleagues. The App will run on iOS 7.1 or later and it will require a Creative Cloud subscription.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recently released public Messenger API. The company has now announced new updates for Messenger iOS app. The company has sought third party integration to bring more functionality in the app. The users can now send and receive GIFs, videos, photos through third party software. The GIFs will be played automatically. Users will be able to reply to messages through the same app. New apps can now be installed right from the Messenger.
Both the companies have released updates at the same time. This is not a coincidence. Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) had already released a preview of their app for iPad last year. The company stepped up its effort to bring the app to new consumers; the iPad users. With the launch of its new app, the company is also seeking to strengthen its Creative Cloud platform. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has been struggling to give a decent app for iOS users. However, the use of third party software will only harm the user experience.
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) has succeeded to create a decent app while Facebook Inc’s (NASDAQ) Messenger will soon require a new update. App development for iOS is not that easy, after all.