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Adobe announces iPhone app export in Flash CS5

At its MAX developer conference, Adobe has announced that it will offer an iPhone and iPod touch application export option in Adobe Flash Professional CS5. The feature will allow Flash developers to use the same source code used to deliver applications on the Adobe AIR and Flash Player 10 platforms to create native iPhone applications which can be submitted to Apple and sold via the App Store. On its preview page, Adobe explains that applications created using Flash are compiled into standard, native iPhone executable packages which do not require a runtime interpreter and therefore do not run afoul of Apple’s iPhone development guidelines.

The company has also taken the time to explain that the new feature will not allow Flash-based web content on the phone. A passage on the preview page states, “Flash Player uses a just-in-time compiler and virtual machine within a browser plug-in to play back content on websites. Those technologies are not allowed on the iPhone at this time, so a Flash Player for iPhone is not being made available today.” Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is slated for release later this year.

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Posted by urbanslaughter on October 5, 2009 at 3:51 PM (CDT)


b o r i n g ....... i think that it might be a plus for the apps development but we as the user would like to see a flashplayer which allows webbased flash play-back. ....

apps are already good and the web based flash play-back lacks big times. Nothing against better flash based games on the iPhone but this track is already advanced, the other track is the one which is lacking.

Posted by dennis on October 5, 2009 at 4:32 PM (CDT)


Blame is then on APPLE because the just-in-time compiler and virtual machine within a browser plug-in??  ... interesing

Posted by dennis on October 5, 2009 at 4:34 PM (CDT)


Finally, a way to develop iPhone native apps that don’t require using Apple’s crappy xCode, or require you to learn Objective-C!
If they implement all the features of AIR on the iPhone, that’d be a pretty sweet way to build useful AND cool thick apps.

Posted by schjlatah on October 5, 2009 at 4:54 PM (CDT)


Great, looking forward to all those crappy flash games flooding the already flooded appStore. The gold-rush is offically over!

Posted by Buero on October 5, 2009 at 6:50 PM (CDT)


Oh come on apple!! Give us web based flash already! And don’t give use us the good ole ‘battery wont last’ bollocks either. Its all very well and good having poxy flash apps, but there is no real reason, other than you being total control freaks, why we can’t have the flash player when all other major phone makers are! Apple, don’t make me biotch slap you…

Posted by Rob on October 5, 2009 at 8:20 PM (CDT)


All the phones save 1 will get flash,  all we got was a useless compass. Thanks Steve :(

Posted by Xing on October 6, 2009 at 12:14 AM (CDT)

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