Adobe Gives Up on Tool that Would Let Flash Developers Create iPhone Apps

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It’s well known that Apple doesn’t want Adobe Flash on its products, and now the company doesn’t even want Flash developers to create apps for the iPhone.

The recently-released Adobe Flash CS5 lets developers create both Flash and iPhone versions of their software. In response, Apple changed the iPhone developer program license to say that apps must be created with Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript, excluding Adobe’s tool.

Mike Chambers, a senior product manager for developer relations at Adobe, said that his company is going to stop developing the iPhone-related tool, though it will still be part of Flash CS5.

More about Adobe Flash
Many know Flash as a method for streaming video over the Internet or as a way to put advanced user interfaces on websites. But that’s just part of it; whole applications can be written for Flash, and most online games use it.

Apple has shown no interest in bringing flash to the iPhone, iPod touch or the iPad. Instead, it is giving its devices support for HTML5, an emerging standard that has many of the same multimedia features, but doesn’t include a way to embed games into websites.

Source: Adobe

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