Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch on Flash CS5 and Section 3.3.1

Kevin Lynch:

First of all, the ability to package an application for the iPhone or iPad is one feature in one product in Creative Suite. CS5 consists of 15 industry-leading applications, which contain hundreds of new capabilities and a ton of innovation. We intend to still deliver this capability in CS5 and it is up to Apple whether they choose to allow or disallow applications as their rules shift over time.

I’m not sure what else Adobe could say at this point, but I’m pretty sure this rule isn’t going to change.

Secondly, multiscreen is growing beyond Apple’s devices. This year we will see a wide range of excellent smartphones, tablets, smartbooks, televisions and more coming to market and we are continuing to work with partners across this whole range to enable your content and applications to be viewed, interacted with and purchased.

Translation: “Maybe someone else will make a mobile device where Flash apps run.”

Saturday, 10 April 2010