Apple now allowing Flash-based apps in App Store

by Klaus on September 11, 2010

in Apple, Tech News

No, you still cannot use Flash on any of the iOS devices like you can on your desktop computer, but, Apple has changed their developer guidelines to allow Flash-based applications, meaning that Adobe’s tool to (more or less) convert Flash applications into App Store-apps, might become useful again.

Steve Jobs did say on June 3rd that Apple could reconsider Flash and apparently now they have reconsidered it just a little bit. I still don’t believe that we actually need full Flash support on our mobile devices and would prefer developers to start using HTML5 instead, but I suppose it’s not a bad idea to allow converted Flash-based apps because it means we will see some apps and games in the App Store that we might not have seen otherwise.

This could also be good news for the Skyfire web browser, recently submitted to the App Store for approval, since the Skyfire web browser has some Flash support built-in.

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Remi September 18, 2010 at 19:23

Don’t worry the reason apple does this coz all people suddenly went on the “android wagon” when apple closed 4 flash, It’s you own fault apple, by closing for flashing you just say no to people who use flash. Since you thought your where the king of the world you where thinking it would damage you image closing for adobe, but I guess it hurts now, does it not? within 6 month apple will be running flash in the phones or they have lost it. I’m not a fan of flash, but you shut for 100.000 of flash apps, games, video players simply coz u not like adobe! Android will win if apple not let go of the stupid ego 🙂 My 10 cents… I don’t care who wins, all I know I want flash for I can see everything on the web, without it too much stuff is locked for me… I don’t wanna be blinded coz apple say “it’s no good” !!!

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Diablo September 20, 2010 at 07:49

Well, I totally agreed to Remi as why can’t Apple just compromise and accept Flash. If the iPhone and iPad are flash capable, I believe Apple will win a lot of users. I will not think twice to buy an iPad if there is capable to play flash apps. Hymm….I wish Apple will do it.

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David November 18, 2010 at 20:07

Apple is crazy for trying to shut down modern progress so hard. And while they were ahead of the curve 3 years ago, instead of improving they just relabeled their products iphone, then 3g then 3gs then4g but didnt really improver their product. Now my iphone is the lamest phone amongst my friend with their droids and evo’s. Apple and AT&T deserve the fall they have coming
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Klaus November 18, 2010 at 21:01

Well, David, that’s not entirely true 🙂 Changes were made between all the iPhones. Not a big change between the 3G and the 3GS, which is why they just added the “S” for “Speed” as that was the major improvement.
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David November 18, 2010 at 22:39

yeah i know klaus i have owned them all. My point is: look at how little iphones have improved over the last 3 years vs how far all the other companies have gone from long shots to top dogs. you CAN NOT DENT that Apple has sat on their laurels and not done much to improve their product.
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Klaus November 19, 2010 at 12:06

Sounds to me like you’re more into the technical side of things so Android would be more appropriate for you 🙂 Personally I don’t really care for many of the features that Android might have to offer over iPhone, they’re not just useful/important to me, so I’d rather have what iPhone offers – but I welcome all competition so both systems will benefit in the end.

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