Adobe resumes work on Packager for iPhone

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Adobe has announced via blog posting that the company will now resume development work on this feature for future releases.

Adobe reports hearing from developers that Packager apps are already being approved for the App Store.

In the blog post, Adobe takes pains to mention that Apple’s restriction on Flash content running in the browser on iOS devices remains in place.

Full blog post here.

MacDailyNews Take: As always, we hope that this results in innovative apps, not just the excretion of lowest common denominator apps. We don’t need a bunch of crappy ports that fail to take advantage of iOS’ unique capabilities.

23 Comments

  1. By keeping a controlled environment apple always managed to deliver a great user experience to consumers… To me, to you to everyone…

    Now with this any Tom, Dick and Harry will create crappy app and publish it 🙁

    Symbian , Java and Android made the same mistake early on and see where they are… Let’s hope Apple still has final say and control the quality of apps coming on…

  2. I love this:

    “Adobe takes pains to mention that Apple’s restriction on Flash content running in the browser on iOS devices remains in place.”

    Maybe IF YOU HAD A WORKING VERSION OF FLASH FOR iPHONE YOU WOULD HAVE SOMETHING TO BITCH ABOUT – BUT YOU DON’T SO STFU!

    God I hate adobe. Such whiny bitches it’s amazing…

  3. Wasn’t that fast, after claiming that they will have nothing to do with iPhone platform just few months back, very publicly. It took just one day for Adobe to start the development after Apple changed the terms of service.

  4. FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU-

    I demand to know which apps were made with this so that I never download them. Adobe is the last comany that deserves to make profits on something they criticise so often!

    Something has to be done. A petition, boycott, lawsuit, the architect, death star, ANYTHING.

  5. I don’t think this is even relevant. There is all kinds of cross platform tools for the coding for computers. Some software suffers from them and some users put up with it. Others demand better quality and do not put up with it. So this is one case where the market will regulate it self as far as quality.

  6. Score one for Adobe. This is an embarassment for Apple and will prolong the presence of flash on the web since developers will not be forced to abandon it or it’s programming language.

    I just don’t get why tens of millions of iPhones and ipads would not be enough pressure to make flash videos go away sooner.

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