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Macromedia Debuts New App

The software will help developers build Flash applications that can be used both online and offline.

Macromedia Inc. showed new software this week for building Flash applications that can be used online or off.

The software, scheduled for beta release next month, could be a boon to users on wireless networks whose connections drop, says chief software architect Kevin Lynch. Intel, which launched its Centrino CPU and chipset for notebook computers this month, says it's helping to promote the app.

Macromedia Central, scheduled to ship this summer, consists of a client-side Flash player that can cache data as it's received, and a software development kit. When users are disconnected from a network, they can continue working with local data. Macromedia plans to give those pieces of software away and charge independent software vendors a percentage of sales of software distributed through the player, Lynch says. He demonstrated the software at the Flashforward2003 developers conference in San Francisco.

A Merrill Lynch report issued last week said Macromedia's sales may "tread water" until the second half of the year.

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