We’ve got another interview for you this week with Jack Sisson, an Engineering Manager who works on Adobe and Aviary projects (including the Creative SDK).
Tell us a bit about what you do.
I’m an engineering manager at Adobe, directly managing 12 people who work on the Aviary app and other efforts including products related to Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Photoshop.
What do you love most about your work?
The people and the types of problems that we face are incredibly interesting. We have some of the best talent out there and we’re in a cool…
We’re excited to start a new series of posts on our blog, introducing you to our Adobe Creative SDK team and how we work behind the scenes. Today, we’re interviewing Ash Ryan, our Tech Evangelist and the go-to guy for our developer community.
Tell us a bit about what you do.
I’m the technical evangelist for the Creative Cloud ecosystem. In terms of the Creative SDK, I generate awareness of the product and what it can do by taking the journey to integration alongside our developers.
Content and creative assets are just as important to the creative process as the creative technology itself. One of the most important facets of creative design is typography, and Adobe has been committed to bringing designers the best in typography for years with Typekit.
Typekit has an enormous collection of top quality fonts from leading commercial type foundries in one, easy-to-use library for designers, allowing them to quickly browse, choose and incorporate fonts into their unique, beautiful designs with ease…
Originally posted on the Creative SDK Blog.
Today, we are happy to announce the complete transition of the Aviary SDK to Adobe’s Creative SDK. Moving forward, developers using the Aviary SDK will need to update their apps and integrate the Creative SDK instead.
It’s been over 1.5 years since we joined Adobe in September 2014, and we thought this milestone would be a good time to reflect on our journey to this point.
Aviary was born out of a mission to democratize creativity by making it easy for anyone to express themselves in seconds. …
The Creative SDK’s Image Editor is based on the Aviary app for Android and iOS. For the Aviary app, we’ve recently been experimenting with how Google Play screenshots affect download rates.
I’d like to share some things we’ve learned from our experiments with A/B testing.
Our Google Play representative suggested we try updating our app screenshots to improve our app download numbers. His first recommendation was to change the style of our screenshots.
We were using full screen screenshots (on the left in the image below). …
In October of 2014, Aviary was officially acquired by Adobe to help power the mobile and web Creative SDK. On Aviary’s engineering team, the acquisition gave us the time to review our current infrastructure and make any needed changes. After a few months of planning and migrating, we’ve finally moved our existing Amazon Web Services EC2-Classic infrastructure to a more secure, and more organized, Virtual Private Cloud architecture. Over the last several years, our existing infrastructure had grown from just a few web servers to a much more complex environment of load balancers, auto-scaling groups, and almost every AWS service…