- Apple’s new wording on the iPhone SDK disallows cross compiling iPhone apps, like the Adobe Flash CS5 IDE was doing.
- Other cross compiler solution vendors like Appcelerator, Â Unity and Phone Gap are not sure what this means for them. Appcelerator’s blog goes down because of dev traffic.
- Flash community pretty vocal about this:
- The larger developer community calls the BS on Hacker News and Reddit
- Adobe will still release CS5 on 12th April as planned
- Reasons continue to pile up on why the Apple eco system has started to feel so stifling:
- Book apps cannot use Screen Brightness APIs, so iBooks looks like such a better app.
- AppStore rejects app because developer implements (from the ground up) a UI feature thats too close to forbidden iPad gesture (seriously? A forbidden gesture?)
- You cannot use third party analytics or geo-targeted ad systems
The Daring Fireball post talks about how Adobe is screwed now. I dont know about the financial implications, but if nothing else, the CS5 cross compiler has definitely proven how the exclusion of certain runtimes has nothing to do with performance but is a pure power play.
In other news, I am now looking for the cheapest way to get a Nexus 1. Could Adobe and Google please set up something for us refugees from the big A dictatorship?