Flash – Ahhhhhhh

Flash, is coming to an iDevice near you. Nearly five months ago Adobe killed a project that would have brought Flash derived applications to the iPhone. Mainly because of section 3.3.1 of the Apple developer license.  As of today it seems that Apple is quietly relenting in their battle with Adobe on Flash based apps. In the new developer agreement this section (3.3.1) has been removed entirely:

Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).

Specific programing languages are no longer mentioned. This means Flash programmers are back in the game. Of course you still have to get your app past the Apple approval board. But, things are looking up for both consumers of content and providers.

via: daring fireball

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