An escalating battle over Apple’s hostility to Adobe’s Flash programs for displaying video on internet sites prompted Adobe on Wednesday to abandon one of its main efforts to get Flash-based content onto the iPhone.
The iPhone, iPod and iPad generally won’t display Flash applications, and Apple has been telling websites to re-encode their Flash content with emerging standards including HTML5.
As a workaround for application developers, Adobe has been offering tools that let them design apps in Flash and convert them to an Apple-accepted format. But Apple has seized on its momentum in the mobile market, issuing new rules for app makers that forbid such on-the-fly activity. Read more