Thursday, April 29, 2010

Steve Jobs: Here's Why We Don't Allow Flash On The iPhone And iPad

Adobe CEO, Ex-Adobe Engineers Weigh In on Jobs’ Flash Attack

"Carlos Icaza and Walter Luh, former Adobe mobile engineers, said they were raising flags at Adobe in 2007 about the same complaints that Jobs detailed Thursday."

“Walter and I, being the lead architects for Flash Lite, we were seeing the iPhone touch devices coming out, and we kept saying ‘Hey, this is coming along,’” Icaza said in a phone interview. “You have this white elephant that everybody ignored. Half the [Adobe] mobile business unit was carrying iPhones, and yet the management team wasn’t doing anything about it.”

Read more at Wired By Brian X. Chen

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