Apple bans Flash CS5 iPhone App Compiler

Update: Today April 9th 2010, Lee Brimelow, an Adobe platform evangelist responded to the latest poster from Apple with “Go screw yourself “ on his popular web blog TheFlashBlog.com. It’s hard not to notice the frustration of developers across the blogosphere fuel by Apple’s refusal to allow third party API compiled apps in to the iTunes store.

The language from Apple’s agreement states “Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs”. This stipulation is a loathsome move by Apple to render the new Flash CS5 feature of porting Flash files as iPhone/iPad apps totally useless.

I wonder how many flash developers will delay upgrade to CS5 once they get wind of Apple’s stipulation. I’ve noticed a few developers complaining that their apps were rejected because of the use of third party APIs such as Corona, PhoneGap & Titanium

Read the Titanium’s rejection forum post here:
http://developer.appcelerator.com/question/3921/about-the-iphone-private-api-in-use

John Gruber of Daring Fireball was the first to post these changes:
http://daringfireball.net/2010/04/iphone_agreement_bans_flash_compiler

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