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Battle Between Apple and Flash Over According to Adobe CEO

Posted by Zack | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 04-06-2011

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Apple vs AdobeThe battle between Apple and Adobe is nothing new to anybody in the tech world. The lack of Adobe Flash Player on any and all Apple products is evidence of the two companies’ troubled past. The inability¬†of the iPad to run Flash when it originally launched was a huge argument against the device. Flash content has been huge on the internet for years now and Apple’s refusal to support it has led to a lot of negativity against iOS.

Apparently that isn’t the case, however. It appears that things have been shifting over to HTML 5 in a big way and iOS supports HTML 5. So now that Flash isn’t that necessary on iOS, how are terms between Apple and Adobe? Well, Adobe’s CEO has a little something to say in that regard.

The top executive of Adobe, Shantanu Narayen, recently stated that the feud between Apple and Adobe is over. According to Narayen, “It’s an argument that the press likes to continue bringing up.It’s control over the app store that’s at issue here. We allow people to author once and get as wide a distribution as possible. If you build in Flash, you can run the apps on other platforms. If you can build an app using our tools, and if you run it in through AIR, it can be in the App Store.”

Narayen makes a good point. AIR has proven to be a great workaround for app creators who still like using Flash, and there’s nothing like a good¬†ol’ fashioned workaround to settle a feud. I’m still not convinced that everything is all hunky dory between Apple and Adobe but at least they are speaking to each other, which is always a great first step.

Source: Hot Hardware – Adobe CEO Says Apple/Flash Battle Is Over