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Adobe lets devs synchronise desktop, mobile browsing

Adobe has released Shadow, a tool that lets web developers wirelessly pair smartphones and tablets with their desktops so that they can preview web content simultaneously across all the devices.In a blog post on Wednesday, Adobe product manager John Nack noted that "emulators only get you so far", and announced the release of Shadow's various components.
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Adobe has released Shadow, a tool that lets web developers wirelessly pair smartphones and tablets with their desktops so that they can preview web content simultaneously across all the devices.

In a blog post on Wednesday, Adobe product manager John Nack noted that "emulators only get you so far", and announced the release of Shadow's various components.

These include desktop software for Mac and Windows, a Chrome extension for desktop browser synchronisation, and free iOS and Android mobile apps.

"Adobe Shadow's synchronised browsing nearly eliminates the need to touch the device, but still provides a real, on-device experience," Nack wrote.

Apart from pairing the desktop and mobile devices and allowing synchronised browsing, Shadow also lets developers remotely inspect and debug so they can see HTML, CSS and JavaScript changes "instantly", Adobe said on Shadow's product page.

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