Apple and Adobe
have a strained past, at least in recent years. When the
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
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
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!