Apple lifts ban on 3rd party tools, Flash back in?

Looks like Apple reversed ban on content created with 3rd party tools which includes Flash.

“We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are making some important changes to our iOS Developer Program license in sections 3.3.1, 3.3.2 and 3.3.9 to relax some restrictions we put in place earlier this year.

In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.”

The “…as long as the resulting apps do not download any code.” is a bit troubling !

But more then Apple been nice, I think the following regulatory investigation had something to do with it in addition to market share loss and increase competition from Android and giant Nokia kicking off Symbian^3 !!!

Let’s see what Adobe has to say about this !


UPDATE: here is Adobe response!


  1. Jeff Fall says:

    Wasn’t the iPhone packager yanked from the final release of CS5? I was on the beta team for Flash CS5 and I will be glad to see the tool go to good use.

  2. biskero says:

    Ciao Jeff,

    is still possible to compile for iPhone but I am sure there will be required some updates to the APIs. Now if Adobe pulls Nokia into AIR Mobile that would be a perfect scenario.


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