Sunday, April 11, 2010

Adobe Employee: Go Screw Yourself, Apple

Adobe CS5 was set to allow every Flash developer to save their work to a native Apple iPad iPhone application, with a tidal wave of fresh revenue and innovation to hit these popular gadgets via the Apple Store in a few months time.

This blocking of the Flash language to write apps is, to me at least, a short sighted move by Apple, or proof of a core anti-Adobe culture at Apple at worst.

Adobe Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow goes on the offensive for seven paragraphs, ripping into Apple’s recent change to its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement that only allows for applications to be written in Objective-C, C, C++ or Javascript and executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine. In fact, the post (original here) was so strong that Adobe asked Brimelow to delete a segment.

"This has nothing to do whatsoever with bringing the Flash player to Apple's devices. That is a separate discussion entirely. What they are saying is that they won't allow applications onto their marketplace solely because of what language was originally used to create them. This is a frightening move that has no rational defense other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade against Adobe."

Even more late weekend developments here. Firestorm in Geekdom for sure.

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