Thursday, March 20, 2008

Adobe clarifies its statement on Flash

Flash2Adobe clarified its statement today regarding developing an iPhone version of Flash.

“Adobe has evaluated the iPhone SDK and can now start to develop a way to bring Flash Player to the iPhone. However, to bring the full capabilities of Flash to the iPhone web-browsing experience we do need to work with Apple beyond and above what is available through the SDK and the current license around it. We think Flash availability on the iPhone benefits Apple and Adobe’s millions of joint customers, so we want to work with Apple to bring these capabilities to the device.”

That's pretty clear ... it means that they can't just create Flash as a program in the SDK. It's a plug-in/runs in the background, and these are things that Apple has said it will have full control over. In most cases, according to the rules of the SDK, background apps aren't even allowed. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. It will be up to Apple and Adobe to work out a way to get Flash to millions of iPhone users.


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