San Jose, Calif. – Following Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) announcement this week
that it would relax restrictions on developers creating applications for its
iPhone and iPad, Adobe Systems (NASD: ADBE) said it will resume development on a tool that
allows developers to port apps developed using its Flash platform to Apple’s
iOS. "We will now resume development work on this feature for future
releases," the company said in a blog post.
"This is great news for
developers and we’re hearing from our developer community that Packager apps
are already being approved for the App Store."
The company goes on to note
that, "Apple’s restriction on Flash content running in the browser on iOS
devices remains in place."
Apple and Adobe sparred publicly earlier this
year over, with Apple CEO Steve Jobs saying in an open letter that allowing
developers to use Flash could result in sub-standard apps, and "hinder the
enhancement and progress of the [iOS] platform."
For its part, Adobe
followed with an ad campaign criticizing Apple for its restrictions on
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