Adobe brings Flash to iPhone


Adobe brings Flash to iPhone

Cliff Saran

Adobe Systems has given a sneak peak of Adobe Flash Professional CS5, which now supports the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

Available later this year as a public beta release, Adobe Flash CS5, enables developers to create rich, interactive applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. A public beta of Flash Professional CS5 is expected to be available later this year.

The new functionality opens iPhone development to millions of designers and developers who currently use Adobe's popular Flash authoring tools, Adobe said.

Adobe has also unveiled Flash Player 10.1, which provides now supports the Open Screen Project, an industry-wide initiative to enable consumers to engage with rich Internet experiences seamlessly across any device.

Flash Player 10.1 support is expected to be available for a series of mobile platforms including Google Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Palm webOS and Windows Mobile.

Apple is not supported. Adobe said the Apple iPhone SDK license terms do not allow runtime interpreted code, so Adobe is not able to deliver Flash Player in Safari on the iPhone without support from Apple.

Applications for the iPhone built with Adobe Flash Professional CS5 do not include any runtime interpreted code.

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