Apple driving Adobe into Android's arms?
Apr 21, 2010, 18:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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
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)."