Tuesday, September 30, 2008

iPhone Flash due Real Soon Now

Apparently Adobe has finished the long-rumored Flash for the iPhone, and is awaiting Apple approval to distribute it. Apple front man Steve Jobs has been diss’ing Flash for months. The case for Apple to endorse Flash for the iPhone is no more compelling than it was eight months ago.

It seems inevitable that Flash will come to the iPhone, unless of course Apple is waiting to establish the SproutCore web application framework as a Flash substitute.

Of course, SproutCore is based on Apple’s idiosyncratic Cocoa APIs, instead of Adobe’s Flash APIs. So clearly Apple prefers programmers to develop skills for their technologies rather than Adobe’s competing proprietary (cross-platform) solution.

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