Apple’s iPad doesn’t support Flash natively, Steve Jobs made a point of showing that during yesterday’s keynote. But that hasn’t put Adobe off. It took to its official Flash Platform Blog to assure developers that where there’s a will, there’s a way to get Flash on the Apple iPad…
Under the matter-of-fact title “Building iPad Applications with Flash”, Abode reminds developers about Packager for iPhone, its method for allowing Flash apps to be converted into iPhone/iPod Touch apps.
Adobe also took the opportunity to throw up another blog post, castigating Apple for the iPad’s lack of openness: “Without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.”
The Adobe attack went even further, slamming Apple’s iBook Store policy: “Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple’s DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers.”
This Adobe vs Apple battle has been raging for some time. Is this just sour grapes from Adobe or do they have a point about Apple’s policy on openness? Are you frustrated that your iPhone and the iPad lack Flash?
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