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Adobe: Flash Player running on iPhone Emulator

Speaking during its fiscal second quarter conference call, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen revealed that the company has a version of its Flash Player running inside the iPhone Emulator. In response to a question about possible Flash support on the iPhone 3G, Narayen said, “With respect to the iPhone, we are working on it. We have a version that’s working on the emulation. This is still on the computer and you know, we have to continue to move it from a test environment onto the device and continue to make it work. So we are pleased with the internal progress that we’ve made to date.” Following the release of the iPhone Software Development Kit, Adobe stated its intent to bring the Flash Player to the iPhone, noting that integrating the software with the Safari browser would require “work with Apple beyond and above what is available through the SDK and the current license around it.” [via Boing Boing Gadgets]

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Flash on the iPhone could be both a blessing and a curse.

Posted by Galley on June 17, 2008 at 2:45 PM (CDT)


This is fantastic. Having true flash support on the iPhone/iPod Touch’s Safari will make the Web experience on those devices shift from “awesome” to “completely unprecidented.” I think for a lot of people, especially those who are in the market for a smart phone/pocket computer, this will be a deciding factor in their choice.

Posted by Isral DeBruin on June 17, 2008 at 9:56 PM (CDT)


I wouldn’t hold your breath Isral.  Adobe hasn’t even been accepted into their developer/beta program (witness that they’re only testing on emulators and not actual devices).  At best they will release a stand-alone player to be distributed through the App Store (if Apple allows it)- that still won’t provide any flash support for Mobile safari.  And are users really likely to open up the separate Flash Player application just so they can play some flash component of a website they’re visiting (“Ooh- I really need to see that flash banner ad! Let me open it up in Adobe’s Flash Player!”)?

Posted by Dyvim on June 19, 2008 at 9:02 AM (CDT)


A stand-alone flash player is going to be a complete waste of time.  However, it would be nice to see Opera, or Firefox, put together a browser for iPhone 3G and have Adobe create a flash plugin for that browser.  I know Firefox has been working on a touchscreen enabled browser for quite some time.  I don’t think that FlashLite would be very hard to integrate.  We shall see…  Great idea or a hopeless dream…  You tell me.

Posted by Wes on July 22, 2008 at 6:33 PM (CDT)


as an iphone 3G owner i think that i can speak for all that own the first iphone, iphone 3G, and ipod touch that, to have adobe flash player available for these devices will not only change the way the web is browsed on them, but, an invigerating expeirience. i hope that the two company’s come to an agreement on this matter and make all of there consumers happy. (note to apple and adobe - its free on the mac and PC so lets hope that it is a free app for these devices as well)

Posted by lupie on August 3, 2008 at 2:22 AM (CDT)


A flash player on iPhone weather in a browser or not will be massive. I develop software in flash and most of the world has no idea how powerfull flash is. We have created web sites that videoconference and run complete government departments, as well as provide ecommerce services. Nothing else that I know can do his and I am the best developer in Africa. If I can get flash player on my iPhone 3g I can develop Africa at light speed. Well done adobe.

Posted by david on September 30, 2008 at 3:12 AM (CDT)


The undertaking of bringing adobe’s software to the iPhone/iPod seems like it would warrent a return to a massive cooperation effort on both sides. I already use my iPod Touch as a full computer replacement and look forward to the expansion of it’s overall capabilities. Already there are: web browsing, texting, IMing, word processing, spreadsheets, printing, filesharing, home computer/network interface, image manipulation, shopping, news, email, games, and more applications and integrated tools.
There is so much more to be said of advanced technological integration, but I’ll spare myself the thumb-cramp.
So what do we think? It would seem like “the sky’s the limit.” ...

Posted by "Mr. Brightside" on August 19, 2009 at 5:31 PM (CDT)


PLEASE ADOBE PLEASE make flash player for ipod but increases the pirce of ipods!! even if it cost 800 dollar!! i will still buy it..becuase ipods is VERY AWESOME already….and imagine if flash player was released!!! that will be beyound ASWSOME…ITS WILL BE LIKE DREAM CAME FROM HEAVEN!!! PLEASE USE YOUR FANTASTICE MIND TO MAKE ON SIMPLE FLASH PLAYER FOR IPODS!!!! PLEASE

Posted by yoyo on November 5, 2009 at 9:37 PM (CST)


Really hope the new flash player for iPhone can be developed and launched as soon as possible. I’m sure both companies will be awarded if it comes true.

Posted by VEROCHEERS on December 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM (CST)

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