Apple May Be Forced to Allow Developers to Create iPhone Apps with Adobe Tools

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The U.S. government is supposedly looking into whether Apple broke antitrust law with a recent change in its developer agreement that blocks the use of tools like Adobe Flash CS5 to create iPhone apps.

Adobe recently released Flash CS5, which enabled developers to 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.

Now there is word that the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are in the process of deciding which of  these two will start an investigation on whether Apple’s move violates U.S. antitrust laws. The investigation will supposedly center around whether Apple’s move is intended to make it harder for developers to create cross-platform applications.

Source: New York Post



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