Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe has already stated this publicly. But the news seem to get a ton of buzz with the announcements made at Flash On The Beach conference. If Apple approves Adobe’s Flash-Player-for-iPhone efforts, iPhone could go Flash enabled pretty soon.
Flashmagazine reports quoting Paul Betlem( Sr. Director of Engineering at Adobe) :
“The Adobe team is working on Flash on the iPhone, but it’s a closed platform. He noted that Apple makes all the decisions.”
The new player will be the “missing product in the middle” between Flash Player and Flash Lite.According to AppleInsider, Adobe is planning to distribute the new player through Apple’s App store.
Stating a “reliable source”, Gearlive claims that “Flash support is on its way to the iPhone, and it should be coming very, very soon”.
If this is true, it will be interesting to see how Adobe plans to deal with iPhone’s multitouch feature.Perhaps new actionscript events and an update for CS3?
It turns out that FSJ is Dan Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes. Brad Stone of NYT got clues to his identity after comparing FSJ’s upcoming novel “Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs, a Parody” with the style of writing at Lyons’ Floating Point and fakesteve.blogspot.com.
This week’s episode of Diggnation is brought to you by Godaddy.com, Cachefly.com …errr ..nahh..Adobe’s Apollo project! Hell yeah!
And the most awesome part is that,Kevin actually started the show explaining what Apollo is[pretty decent explanation BTW]!
Totally appreciate Adobe’s marketing strategy! Apollo is all over the place already!
Via [Ryan, JD ]
Totally exciting announcement from Adobe.. Flashlite 3 will have native flv support! [as of now Flash lite supports only device videos].
This essentially means that everything flashlity on the mobile will support flv[mashups,wallpapers,screen-savers..you name it!].And yes! Its does support streaming video.
Flashlite 3 is expected to be released by mid 2007.
update:The story is on Techmeme.