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There’s not an app for that?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs bands application developers from using Adobe Flash to make apps for Apples’ mobile devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad). This comes after Jobs publicly spoke out about the flaws that Flash has, which includes being the main reason Mac's crash and other problems with Apple devices with Adobe Flash backing them.

Apple and Adobe have been at loggerheads over Flash since the iPhone first arrived nearly three years ago without support for Adobe’s multimedia technology. That meant, for example, that Flash-based web content wouldn’t appear in the iPhone’s mobile Safari browser. Since the 2007 launch of the iPhone, Adobe repeatedly stressed in public that it was committed to adapting Flash for the iPhone; Apple seemed decidedly more lukewarm about the idea, with Jobs at one point suggesting that Flash in its current form wasn’t good enough for Apple’s mobile devices.

Other CEO’s and COO’s are coming forth to speak out against Abode Flash and the problems their companies have faced with the product. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen contends that Apple’s decision to band developers from using Flash to make mobile apps is a restrictive move that hurts both software makers and the end-user.


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