The new Adobe CS5 Flash will now give flash developer the ability to publish their flash content as an iPhone application. Flash alread allows developers to publish as SWFs, Projector files, and as QuickTime movies. This does not mean that iPhone users will be able to view flash content through the iPhone’s web browser. That’s Apples restriction. What Adobe has done is allow developers to repackage existing flash content as an iPhone application.
This will increase the number of apps available on iTunes store. This will also give agencies and software companies access to a market place that may have shied away from because of a lack of technical resources or fear of outsourcing.
Flash developers will have to follow the same requirement for deployment as other iPhone app developers. They will have to join Apples iPhone Developers Program and follow their guidelines. One of the requirements is to obtain a certificate from Apple in order to test and distribute your app through the iTunes store.
You can find books on Amizon already geared for Flash iPhone development. There is one by The Essential Guide to iPhone Application Development for Flash Users (Paperback).
If you can’t wait for Adobe and want to dive right in to iPhone application development, here are a few books to help you start building apps.
For more info on Apples requirements, you can view them here: http://developer.apple.com/iphon