Apps Created Using Flash Need Not Apply

Apple fired off another shot at Adobe this week with the change in the developer agreement, banning apps that are developed using a cross-compiler like the Flash-to-iPhone compiler which be in Flash CS5 when it is released soon. MonoTouch, a tool that compiles C# and .NET apps to the iPhone, is also effected by this change in the developer agreement, but with the recent history between Apple and Adobe (specifically Flash), it appears that Apple is going after Flash directly.

Below is the complete language for section 3.3.1 of the developer agreement.

3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited).

 

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