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Apple driving Adobe into Android's arms?

Apr 21, 2010, 18:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"In an April 9 blog post, Lee Brimelow, a platform evangelist at Adobe focusing on the Flash, Flex and AIR development communities, responsed to the now infamous clause in the Apple iPhone developer program license known as Clause 3.3.1, Brimelow said:

""Speaking purely for myself, I would look to make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go screw yourself Apple."

"Now, in an April 20 post, Adobe product manager Mike Chambers made it official. Said Chambers:

""We will still be shipping the ability to target the iPhone and iPad in Flash CS5. However, we are not currently planning any additional investments in that feature."

"Apple's Clause 3.3.1 reads:

""Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited)."

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