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  • Adobe Gets Back to Business on iPhone Dev Tool



    The folks at Adobe are wasting no time getting back to business. With Apple having removed the restrictions on Thursday that had previously blocked Adobe's Flash to iPhone porting tool, Adobe is now back work on developing the tool for subsequent releases of Flash Professional. With 24 hours of Apple's announcement, Adobe stated on it's website that work would resume immediately. "We are encouraged to see Apple lifting its restrictions on its licensing terms," the company said, "giving developers the freedom to choose what tools they use to develop applications for Apple devices."

    In addition to Apple's revelation that iOS would, at long last, be open to third-party development tools - that is, "as long as the resulting apps do not download any code" - Apple also published to everyone's pleasant surprise the App Store Review Guidelines. With an infamously private company like Apple suddenly becoming more transparent and flexible, it's no wonder that there are plenty of developers with renewed excitement about iOS this weekend. Of course, no one is more excited about the change in policy at Apple than the people at Adobe.

    "Apple’s announcement today that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for Adobe’s Packager for iPhone, a feature in the Flash Professional CS5 authoring tool," Adobe stated in a press release. "This feature was created to enable Flash developers to quickly and easily deliver applications for iOS devices. The feature is available for developers to use today in Flash Professional CS5, and we will now resume development work on this feature for future releases."

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Adobe Gets Back to Business on iPhone Dev Tool started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Funny how they are lifting the restrictions on this as we are on the cusp of HTML5 being shown on several websites.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      maybe we will see flash on the iphone before we see legit white iphone 4
    1. frail1's Avatar
      frail1 -
      Did this get written on an iPhone? I mean come on, how about a little spell check?

      and this has nothing to do with a flash plugin on the iphone. it's not web content, it's about using adobe's tool to create iphone apps.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      The Apple folks becoming transparent?! Holy crap! The sky must be falling!
    1. mmurphmsu's Avatar
      mmurphmsu -
      Quote Originally Posted by frail1 View Post
      Did this get written on an iPhone? I mean come on, how about a little spell check?
      That's what I was thinking. I guess they need to have an editor look over it before its posted.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I need flash player for my iPhone. I wanna access the whole internet not just part of it.
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmurphmsu View Post
      That's what I was thinking. I guess they need to have an editor look over it before its posted.
      I hate sloppy journalism. A simple proof read would have done the trick. A copy editor maybe?
    1. goodgod2's Avatar
      goodgod2 -
      Why is this news...i thought i read the same thing yesterday about this from another post...
    1. decke's Avatar
      decke -
      You guys REALLY have to put more attention on what you read(this goes to some of the replies).


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    1. dieseldoug's Avatar
      dieseldoug -
      Would they make this available through an iOS update?
    1. Jomann's Avatar
      Jomann -
      I love this! I got to use the porting tool on cs5 for my jail broken iPod, and it works great, I can't wait to get back to making apps again!
    1. iWearNike's Avatar
      iWearNike -
      Yah i doubt flash will die by 2012. HTML5 is the next future for mobile net browsing
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by back9player View Post
      I hate sloppy journalism. A simple proof read would have done the trick. A copy editor maybe?
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      This is a step toward apple releasing it's firm grip over the consumer and really making devices closer to being truely free.
    1. Nelly998's Avatar
      Nelly998 -
      iPhone has spell check...
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      Seriously, this DOES NOT relate to flash playback in any way shape or form. Read further than "Adobe" before you post. This is pertaining to a tool that ports apps written in flash to be iphone compatible. Before, Apple only accepted apps written in Xcode.

      In other news, the same dude posted the same story yesterday, however yesterdays post was somewhat misleading to those not in the know.
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      At least its a step forward from what most were wanting.
    1. King Shady's Avatar
      King Shady -
      Cool, good stuff. Now give me widgets and Flash and then I will say my iPhone 4 is better than the Droid X!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I wonder how we would get flash; Maybe an app, or a software update, or even a safari download

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    1. sh33436's Avatar
      sh33436 -
      YES!! bring it on. It's about time.