TechnologyTell

iPhone Flash confirmed (by Adobe)

Sections: iPhone, iPhone OS, SDK and hacks, iPhone/iPod touch/iPad

9
Print Friendly

adobeflashThis may come as a “finally” to some people, but Adobe has confirmed that a version of Flash is in the works for the iPhone 3G. In a conference call to report Adobe’s Q2 earnings, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen spilled the beans on the new software. For a long time, Apple blocked Adobe’s desktop version from getting on to the iPhone, claiming the large version shortened battery life severely. Well, luckily for iPhone users, iPhone Flash is “in early development.”

“With respect to the iPhone, we are working on it,” said Narayen. “We have a version that’s working on the [SDK] 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.”

Information was recently leaked saying that Apple has begun development with SproutCore, a Javascript Framework that, when used along side newer version of Flash, will provides considerably faster speeds for flash content.

Via [MacNN]

9
Print Friendly
  • Emily

    So Adobe says they're providing Flash and your headline is that it's confirmed? Adobe is dying to have Flash on the iPhone.

    When Apple says that it's happening, THEN I will believe it. Until then, you're speculating. Wildly.

  • Mark Rowland

    Well, the mere fact that it was confirmed by none other then the CEO should make you think twice. If it had been confirmed by some no-name underling of his, then I would start to doubt. I don't think that Shantanu Narayen would give out a fairly big piece of information like that without having something to back the claims up.

  • Emily

    Mark, can you point to the part where he says that the previous conflicts they've had with Apple not permitting them to have Flash on the iPhone have been resolved?

    Because what I see is him saying that they're working on development internally, which is all kinds of great except it doesn't do anybody any good unless Apple allows it and it can tie in to Safari, which they don't seem to be interested in at all.

  • Mark Rowland

    The main reason why Apple hasn't already authorized flash is because the Mobile version isn't enough and the Desktop version is too much. If Adobe could create something in between, which they claim to be working on, I think that Apple will welcome it with open arms. Apple hasn't said anything about whether or not they will allow it yet, and this article doesn't say that. It merely confirms that Adobe is in fact working on a version of Flash specifically for the iPhone.

  • Emily

    I do not believe that that is "the main reason" Apple won't allow Flash on the iPhone, but regardless, there is no quote from APPLE saying that this changes anything for them. For all we know, Steve Jobs is waiting for a carrot cake from Shantanu Narayen before he's willing to consider it.

    The headline "iPhone Flash confirmed" is misleading. It hasn't been confirmed by anyone who has the decision about whether or not Flash ends up on the iPhone. You might say "confirmed by Adobe" which would be much more accurate.

  • Bart

    The CEO had already claimed this a long time ago, then they backpedaled. Same thing is happening now. He knows nothing. You know nothing. It's not confirmed by a long shot.

  • Maria

    Apple has said repeatedly that regular desktop Flash is too heavy (on CPU, and thus battery life) for the iPhone, whereas Flash Lite is too lousy. Jobs has coerced Adobe to create a custom solution. From Narayan's words of "the ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver," the engineering effort lies more in Adobe's engineering team than in Apple's.

    Adobe actually said, back in September '08, that there would be a version released "in a very short time" if Apple approved it. Obviously either Apple rejected it, or Adobe themselves decided it wasn't quite resource-friendly enough to launch. <a href="352-001http://www.a1certifications.com/352-001.html">352-001</a&#62; certified

  • Breeno

    his 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.
    <a href="Testking" rel="nofollow">http://www.certificationkey.com/Microsoft-Certification-Training/70-270.php">Testking 70-270

  • petter

    Its great article.Its very gud i phone flash.I really wonder about it. If Adobe could create something in between, which they claim to be working on, I think that Apple will welcome it with open arms…

    <a href="Funny" rel="nofollow">http://www.allbestmessages.com/sms-text-messages/Facebook-Status.php">Funny facebook status