As many of you know, yesterday Apple made some radical changes to its terms of service. Google quickly commented on these, highlighting the free choice developers now have regarding mobile ad platforms as a “great” aspect of those changes. In addition to this, Adobe also posted a comment on its blog, voicing the company’s opinions regarding Apple’s revisions.
Apple’s announcement today that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for Adobe’s Packager for iPhone, a feature in the Flash Professional CS5 authoring tool. This feature was created to enable Flash developers to quickly and easily deliver applications for iOS devices. The feature is available for developers to use today in Flash Professional CS5, and we will now resume development work on this feature for future releases.
As you can see from Adobe’s comments, the company is also pleased Apple has lifted some of its infamous restrictions. Developers may now use Adobe’s Packager for iPhone, and some apps created using Packager are already being approved:
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.
Adobe didn’t forget to remind its fans that Apple’s ban on Flash is still firmly in place. Yet, regardless of this, Apple’s lifting of some of its restrictions is definitely worth applauding. If you’re a happy developer, be sure to let us know in the comments below!
And, thanks to 9to5Mac for spotting this.