Adobe didn’t like it. iPad is coming up with lots of features from within a few months. But one of the important application –Flash– is not incorporated with it. The Adobe plug-in is nowhere to be found on Apple’s device, meaning that many online games and video sites (such as Hulu) aren’t usable on Apple’s tablet device.
Adobe already noticed that and in a stern blog post, the Flash team praised the inclusion of PDF and ePub support in the iPad. The company’s Adrian Ludwig describes the device as “pretty good”.
He said, “it looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple’s DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.”
Adobe is calling out one of the biggest gripes developers have with Apple’s App ecosystem: its restrictive, closed environment where Apple must approve all programs that run on its platform.
But, the company says, “It is our intent to make it possible for Flash developers to build applications that can take advantage of the increased screen size and resolution of the iPad.”
“If you want to build an app for the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using Flash, please shoot us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org,” says Adobe.
“We are looking for developers and designers who have a specific app in mind to be submitted to the iTunes App Store within the next two months.”