Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flash Macromedia & Flash Player Comes to iPhones at Last

Despite the massive popularity of the Apple [AAPL] iPhone, users and webmasters still gripe at the fact that the iPhone’s web browser won’t display Flash content. It’s been like this for over a year, and many other smartphones have already worked around the Flash loophole. But following this recent development, Apple may finally be getting on its feet.

Developers of iPhone Apps were pleased when Adobe [ADBE] announced that Flash Apps can now be created and sold at the App Store. Now programmers have a whole new ecosystem to work in – already more than a few Flash Apps have made it to the App Store for purchase and downloading.

This could mean that Flash may also be coming to the iPhone’s web browser soon. Mind you, there isn’t any technical barriers to having Flash support on iPhone’s browser – the API’s just aren’t there yet, so the ball’s pretty much still in Apple’s court regarding the matter. (Which, of course, blows.)

Still, Adobe’s move still show that companies and vendors really do go out of their way to make sure their technologies run on the iPhone.

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