Adobe Restarts Development on iPhone Packager

In a recent development, Apple has relaxed its policies on third-party development tools, prompting an enthusiastic response from Adobe, which has decided to continue its development of the Flash-to-iPhone compiler, known as Packager for iPhone.

This announcement comes after a period of tension that began in April when Apple initially imposed restrictions on third-party tools, leading to a highly publicized backlash from Adobe. The company had declared that it would no longer update its nascent Packager app, a component of Flash Professional CS5, after Apple’s restrictions made the tool obsolete.

However, the landscape has now shifted.

“We’re hearing from our developer community that Packager apps are already being approved for the App Store,” Adobe reported. Despite this, Adobe’s Flash Player plug-in remains unsupported on iOS.

This turnaround gives Adobe and Flash developers a renewed opportunity to adapt their Flash applications for the App Store.

This development could potentially lead to the creation of high-quality applications, which will be determined by the offerings that appear on the App Store in the near future.

[Via Mac Rumors]


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