Adobe Abandons Their Flash To iPhone Compiler

We talked about Adobe’s CS5 and their iPhone compiler several times here on FSM, and you can find most articles below. But, after all this buzz Adobe is giving up. As you know ( or about to find out ) Apple changed their iPhone Developer Agreement and Mike Chambers, Principal Product manager for the Flash Platform at Adobe comments on section 3.3.1 of the Agreement:

Essentially, this has the effect of restricting applications built with a number of technologies, including Unity, Titanium, MonoTouch, and Flash CS5. While it appears that Apple may selectively enforce the terms, it is our belief that Apple will enforce those terms as they apply to content created with Flash CS5. Developers should be prepared for Apple to remove existing content and applications (100+ on the store today) created with Flash CS5 from the iTunes store.

We will still be shipping the ability to target the iPhone and iPad in Flash CS5. However, we are not currently planning any additional investments in that feature.

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