Thursday, April 22, 2010

Adobe to Apple: Hey, we can take a hint | Good Morning Silicon Valley

Good spin attempt by Adobe, but I seriously doubt Google is going to be a long-term Flash partner

“To be clear, during the entire development cycle of Flash CS5, the feature complied with Apple’s licensing terms,” he went on. “However, as developers for the iPhone have learned, if you want to develop for the iPhone you have to be prepared for Apple to reject or restrict your development at anytime, and for seemingly any reason. … The primary goal of Flash has always been to enable cross browser, platform and device development. … However, this is the exact opposite of what Apple wants. They want to tie developers down to their platform, and restrict their options to make it difficult for developers to target other platforms.”

In times like this, it helps to have a good friend to turn to, and Chambers said Adobe is so blessed. “Fortunately, the iPhone isn’t the only game in town,” he said. “Android based phones have been doing well behind the success of the Motorola Droid and Nexus One, and there are a number of Android based tablets slated to be released this year. We are working closely with Google to bring both Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 to these devices, and thus far, the results have been very promising.”

Adobe to Apple: Hey, we can take a hint | Good Morning Silicon Valley

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