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!

Tags:  Apple, Adobe, Flash, Mac, Software, ios
Via:  All Things D
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