Adobe CEO Says Apple/Flash Battle Is Over

Apple and Adobe have a strained past, at least in recent years. When the iPad first launched, one of the biggest arguments against it was its inability to play back Flash content of any kind. For years, and even now, Flash content was huge on the Web, and many suggested that Apple's refusal to support it would lead to tons of negativity surrounding iOS. Turns out, that hasn't really been the case. Things have been shifting over to HTML5 in a big way, which iOS supports. So now that it's not so necessary, how are things between Apple and Adobe? Let's listen to Adobe's CEO.

The company's top executive, Shantanu Narayen, recently stated that the tiff between the two firms is over. His quote: "It’s an argument that the press likes to continue bringing up. It’s control over the app store that’s at issue here. We allow people to author once and get as wide a distribution as possible….If you build in Flash, you can run the apps on other platforms. If you can build an app using our tools, and if you run it through AIR, it can be in the App Store."

That's a good point. AIR proves to be a great workaround for those who still prefer to use Flash, and there's nothing like a good workaround to settle an argument. We're still of the belief that not all is well between the two, but at least they're evidently on speaking terms. No room for bickering, guys!
Via:  All Things D
Tags:  Apple, Adobe, Flash, Mac, Software, ios
omegadraco 3 years ago

The battle was simply about Apple controlling the content on the device and making money off the applications. Fact of the matter is they should be less controlling and let the user do what they want with their browser or not include a browser at all.

AKwyn 3 years ago

Well, at least people can get their flash developed applications on their iPhones and iPads using AIR but we may never see the light of day for Flash on our web browsers... Shame.

omegadoom13 3 years ago

That's great news! It's like an "AA" (Apple Adobe) meeting, where you talk about your problems and feelings, and leave your regrets behind and try to move forward for the betterment of everyone. :)

rrplay 3 years ago

Well at least they came to a type of workaround and understanding. This way both Adobe and Apple can avoid the negative media which neither needs when millions of consumer dollars are at stake.Maybe they both realize that some consumers may get fed with restricted access with some of the products purchased and find it all to easy to look elsewhere.

pwrntspd 3 years ago

I still dont really understand Apples bad blood about flash. Were they just trying to see what sort of control they had over software development? It just seems odd to say NEVER! to some thing that practically rules media online.

mhenriday 3 years ago

The «comment» immediately above makes it all too clear that HH badly needs a button for reporting spam !...


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