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Apple Responds to Adobe: \'Someone Has It Backwards\'

Apple Responds to Adobe: \'Someone Has It Backwards\'

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Apple has responded to comments made in Adobe's recent announcement that it will cease development on its Flash to iPhone compiler.

Mike Chambers, Principal Product manager for the Flash Platform at Adobe, said, "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 any time, and for seemingly any reason. The primary goal of Flash has always been to enable cross browser, platform and device development. The cool Web game that you build can easily be targeted and deployed to multiple platforms and devices. 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."

"I think that the closed system that Apple is trying to create is bad for the industry, developers, and ultimately consumers, and that is not something that I want to actively promote," Chambers said. "We are at the beginning of a significant change in the industry, and I believe that ultimately open platforms will win out over the type of closed, locked-down platform that Apple is trying to create."

Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller has replied to these statements by saying,

"Someone has it backwards--it is HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and H.264 (all supported by the iPhone and iPad) that are open and standard, while Adobe's Flash is closed and proprietary."

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Apple Responds to Adobe: \'Someone Has It Backwards\'

turim - April 22, 2010 at 5:15am
Steve Wonderboy should Rethink Different! Ok, I´m actually looking forward to what iPhone OS 4.0 will do for devs and endusers of apps... Off topic: It feels strange that I actually jailbreak for a few extra apps, especially for a better Message-app (BiteSMS) and useful tools and shortcuts in SBSettings!
lepaka - April 22, 2010 at 2:00am
I liked the answer, was really correct, special i like the sentence \"is closed and proprietary\" . After all is not what iPhone is? is not why people Jailbreak it?
Tony - April 21, 2010 at 7:50pm
Glad apple responded correctly. Apple just does not like\"Flash\" in it\'s self.
iScrew - April 22, 2010 at 9:53am
I really don\'t like Adobe, but Apple\'s answer is pure b/s. Think monopolistic? Or do they just wanna try to buy Adobe? Anyway that\'s no good karma coming from that company anymore: ppl die because of losing prototypes, devs are tied to narrow licenses etc. Apple begins to smell...