Jun 17

MacNN is reporting that a iPhone version of Adobe’s Flash plug-in is still into development. CEO Shantanu Narayen has responded to the question if Flash will be ready for the soon to be released iPhone 3G. He did this in the earnings call for Adobe’s second financial quarter. Untill now Apple has alwasys refused to allow flash coming to the iPhone dus to too high battery demands.

“With respect to the iPhone, we are working on it,” says 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.”

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9 Responses to “iPhone Flash in early development ?”

  1. Wesley Says:

    The most interesting is that as I’ve read in many iPhone blogs, the SDK does not allow you to do many things, can they develop a safari plugin with it?

  2. Multinova Says:

    Wesley, that’s a very good question. As flash is a plugin that will need file-system acces, i don’t think the iPhone version will be possible without some help from Apple. I guess we will know in a couple of weeks, months :lol:

  3. Wesley Says:

    And I was thinking, I’m just a web developer, so I don’t know much from opengl and that stuff, but aren’t those awesome games we’ve seen last week also battery consuming, or even higher than a flash application?

    I believe the most conflicting on this is not the battery, but the new input method…

  4. John Says:

    I don’t know why they haven’t just releases it as a 3rd party app for jailbroken phones. If they aren’t selling it whats the big deal?

  5. Wesley Says:

    I don’t believe that a company big as Adobe would do a release in these conditions.

  6. Jash Sayani Says:

    Well, Apple needs to make Adobe develop Flash for iPhone. Its one of the basic needs. I am surprised thats its not out after so much of iPhone development.
    1.1.1 –> 1.1.2 –> 1.1.3 –> 1.1.4 !!!

    Come on Apple, you cant eliminate the importance of everything like what you showed in Jan Keynote 08 !

  7. Braden Says:

    Why in the world would Adobe, being good friends with Apple, go behind Apple’s back and release a third-party app via Installer? That makes no sense. Think before you post.

  8. Wesley Says:

    Not having Flash is one of our many problems, as of:

    – No videocall
    – No video recording*
    – Poor bluetooth support (only headsets)
    – No explorer/finder* (only sync media using iTunes)
    – Poor playlist editor (on the go)
    – Low quality camera
    – Few codecs* (don’t play AVI, MPEG, OGG)
    – Official applications are too limited by the SDK (this one I support in terms, low level applications should be able to run with some special signature provided by Apple after their approval)*
    – No manual adjustments to the equalizer* (only presets)
    – Background on lock screen only* (pretty useless)
    – Only clock and now playing song title (not even the artist) on the lock screen*
    (and there’s more)
    – USB connection only makes possible iTunes sync, but no storage device like other iPods had.

    All the items marked with an * have workarounds by the nice apps made possible after the jailbrake.

  9. Abakadabra Says:

    Hello Multinova

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