No Adobe Flash on the iPhone

A few weeks ago, Eamonn wrote a post about some of the exciting things we could expect to see in the latest release of Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS5), which includes applications like Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.

One of the things he mentioned was that the CS5 version Flash includes a tool to allow developers to automatically output their work in iPhone-compatible code.

However, Apple and Adobe have been throwing mud at each other for a little while now, and today it looks as though it is game over:

“We will still be shipping the ability to target the iPhone and iPad in Flash CS5,” wrote Mike Chambers, Adobe’s principal product manager for developer relations, on his blog. “However, we are not currently planning any additional investments in that feature.”

BBC News

Google Andriod logoSo that’s that. If you were planning on spending the weekend developing a Flash genome browser to use on the iPhone, maybe don’t bother. It’s a dead-end. If, however, you have a phone that uses Google’s Android platform

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