mercoledì 18 giugno 2008

Adobe vs Apple. No Flash per una iPhone UI consistente

Articolata posizione di Kontra sulle problematiche legate al mancato supporto a Flash Lite e Flash su iPhone.

Adobe’s interface strategy on the desktop has been to avoid using native UI controls on the deployed OS in favor of establishing and leveraging its own unique cross-platform UI paradigm that its runtime engine can deliver consistently on multiple platforms.

Unfortunately for Adobe though, Apple is in the process of establishing the first mass-market, multi-touch platform with the iPhone and has already migrated it partially to its notebooks. Clearly, Apple (which acquired FingerWorks and its patent portfolio in 2005) has greater ambitions in establishing a broader multi-touch gesture paradigm, likely to cover other devices as well