Adobe: We’re Done With the iPhone

Sat, Apr 24, 2010

Android, iPad, iPhone, Mobile

As to be expected after the Terms of Service change that has plagued Adobe’s iPhone intentions, Adobe is throwing in the towel for iPhone Flash app development.

The change to the terms of service noted that the only acceptable app development platform for the iPhone was Apple’s own development platform. Adobe was planning on a successful venture with their Flash-to-iPhone converter in CS5 but the change made it possible for Apple to ban the use of the kit at any moment and rendering any apps created with it useless.

Adobe’s Product Manager for Flash developers, Mike Chambers has posted a blog post concerning the latest news and has finally released the details on Adobe’s position on the matter. In the post, Chambers makes mention that Adobe has stopped working on the converter and that developers should concentrate on Android in the future.

However, Chambers does note that CS5 will still ship with the iPhone tools but there are “no plans for additional investments in that feature.” Chambers also took a slight jab at Apple by saying: “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.”

Well, if you were banking on this Flash converter for your app, you have my condolences and I can’t really blame Adobe for taking the high road but I’m sure they’ll do fine on Android. Adobe just recently announced plans to add Adobe AIR and Flash is already on its way to the platform.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507238033 Talor Berthelson

    I think it’s a bit too early to tell but it will certainly be interesting to see how this all plays out in the long run. I’ll keep you covered on it, don’t worry. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507238033 Talor Berthelson

    I think it’s a bit too early to tell but it will certainly be interesting to see how this all plays out in the long run. I’ll keep you covered on it, don’t worry. ;)

  • intercollector

    Apple will be hurting, not in the short time, but in the long time, on this one.

    http://www.newphoneinfo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507238033 Talor Berthelson

    I think it's a bit too early to tell but it will certainly be interesting to see how this all plays out in the long run. I'll keep you covered on it, don't worry. ;)

  • Rob

    Apple has in my opinion made a huge gamble; and I don't think it's on they can easily win. I think Cupertino's no comment policy needs to be heavily modified if they intend to win over the hearts and minds of the consumers; and I have no idea how they are going to win over the hearts and minds of developers. The you can use any tools you want as long as they are made by Apple is definitely not going to sit well with the development community at large. Apple should be giving incentive to developers to bring great software to their platform, not diminish it. Looks like this may be the breath of fresh air Microsoft was needing to take back some lost ground.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507238033 Talor Berthelson

    I agree, if there's a company that could pay the price of the Adobe shunning it would be Apple and their own doing. I believe it's too early to tell if this will effect iPhone sales in the long run. Personally, I wish the bickering and drama would stop. These companies should be putting their efforts into creating better products for us all to enjoy!