Adobe has strongly hit back at Apple by releasing its Flash Time application for Google's Android platform.
FlashTime will aid users based on Android smarphone devices that have a front-facing cameras to make video calls, an app similar to Apple's FaceTime application for the iPhone 4.
The application is said to make use of the cross-platform Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) 2.5 platform. Unlike Apple's Face Time, it helps users of Flash Time to make text chats during a video call.
Adobe developer and creator of Flash Time, Mark Doherty, has claimed that a few of the features demoed in the beta version might not come in as final application.
He also said that the supposed name for the app will probably be changed.
Doherty added: "'Flash Time' is obviously a working title, and the code isn't exactly stable so I don't want to release it just yet. I hope I can finish it by next week, by which time it will have a name - suggestions welcome."