Apple products users that use iOS operating platforms, namely the iPad and iPhone, are expected to have more Flash experience opportunity on their device which does not natively support Adobe Flash.
Adobe, who had been working to build mobile apps that work on multiple operating platforms, announced today the updates to Flash Builder and the Flex framework, which now include support for iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry PalyBook.
Serge Jespers, a Flash Platform evangelist, demonstrated app developed for different mobile devices in the video posted on Adobe website:
The developers will give the update big thumbs up, since they can develop and distribute apps to Android, BlackBerry RIM, and Apple iOS devices using one tool chain, programming language, and one codebase.
“The reaction from developers to the new mobile capabilities in Flash Builder 4.5 and the Flex 4.5 framework has been absolutely fantastic, said Ed Rowe, vice president of developer tooling at Adobe Systems.
Apple had been sharply criticized for not supporting Flash in their iOS-based devices. Last September, Apple revised its policy and allowed developers to use Adobe to create software, giving some room for Apple users to experience Flash files.
In the meantime, Adobe had been giving continuous support for iPhone and iPad, including a Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool that was released in March.
While the Flash experience for iOS users is still not the same compared to those who use Android, this is certainly one step closer to bridging the gap.