One of my favorite games till today, Super Stick Golf (My Review) will be receiving an update on the 12th, which will add multiplayer via Game Center to the already uber-perfect gameplay. Glowing perfect review for the game, tons of content and now this. The update will serve as a
Sources close to Adobe have suggested that Adobe will be suing Apple in a few weeks, according to a report by ITWorld. This falls on the heels of Apple's announcement that the app store will no longer accept applications created using Flash or other cross-platform compilers. Adobe is already at odds with Apple over the exclusion of Flash on the iPhone and iPad. Suggesting this is an antitrust issue seems to be a bit of a stretch though, so it is unclear what lawsuit Adobe would even have against Apple. And since Adobe has made no official comments regarding a possible lawsuit, at this point everyone is simply in speculation mode.
Adding to Adobe's conflict with Apple, Mashable has posted a story as to how Adobe has teamed up with HP to offer a couple of video demos for HP's Slate tablet, the longer demo showcasing Slate's use of Flash and AIR support.
The commercial lays it on pretty thick by emphasizing how Flash support lets you “access the full web and not just a part of it.” The first demo video below shows off photo-sharing and editing, interactive crossword puzzles, Flash games, and more as well as the on-screen keyboard and other elements of the HP Slate user interface. The second video is a 30-second marketing reel showing off the HP Slate in action:
Apple is adamant about not supporting Adobe's Flash framework on the iPhone, but that's not stopping them from making it the develop once-publish anywhere framework for mobile app development. They announced today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they plan to bring Adobe AIR to Android OS and Blackberry devices. Their goal is to make it possible for developers to write their app using AIR and then publish that app for each of the popular mobile devices.
Earlier this week, Apple's infamously opinionated CEO, Steve Jobs, allegedly said in a private company-wide employee town hall meeting that they weren't putting Flash on the iPhone or iPad because Flash was still too buggy and insecure due to Adobe's laziness. Adobe's CTO, Kevin Lynch, responded to the claim in a lengthy blog post, in which he claims that Flash is "ready" for the iPhone and iPad.
Adobe has pointed a subtle finger at Apple in a recent change to their "Get Flash" download page for their Flash Player. When viewed on an iPhone or iPod touch, it now blames Apple directly for the lack of Flash support for the device, pointing out their restrictions on "such technologies".
Adobe has released a Photoshop application for the iPhone. Called Photoshop.com [App Store, Free], the app provides tools to make simple modifications to images stored on the device using a simple, easy, and unique gesture-based interface that makes.
Software developer Adobe Systems announced on Monday that its next version of Flash Professional, which is due to hit beta next year, will allow developers to export their Flash code in a format that allows it to run as a native iPhone application. The company also stated the solution was developed without the help of Apple, though it hopes the iPhone maker will be glad of its efforts. Per Macworld, the fix is designed as a workaround that will prevent developers from having to rewrite their applications from scratch for the iPhone.
When Steve Jobs himself said that Flash wouldn't get on the iPhone without major improvements, many assumed that was that, but not so. Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen let the cat out of the bag in a big way last week in Switzerland, stating officially that Adobe and Apple are currently working together to get Flash working on the iPhone.
Adobe and ARM have both announced that they will be working together to optimize Adobe Flash Player 10 and Adobe AIR to work on ARM-powered devices. The optimization specifically focuses on the ARM11 family, which just so happens to be what powers our iPhones.