Adobe [heart] Apple

Something I saw draw my attention today.

Abode giving some love to Apple?

The above was a response of a recent release writing by Steve Job from Apple regarding their thoughts on Flash (a Abode's Product). The article talk about being "Open" and from the word of Apple, Adobe is not being Open and that's one reason why Apple did not include Flash ability in their iPod, iPhone, iPad products.

Some of the words from Apple:
"Adobe’s Flash products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from Adobe, and Adobe has sole authority as to their future enhancement, pricing, etc. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system." - thoughts on Flash

I felt pretty bad about this paragraph in their writing to say one product.

"Symantec recently highlighted Flash for having one of the worst security records in 2009. We also know first hand that Flash is the number one reason Macs crash. We have been working with Adobe to fix these problems, but they have persisted for several years now. We don’t want to reduce the reliability and security of our iPhones, iPods and iPads by adding Flash." - thoughts on Flash

That is simply uncalled for. Are those application written by Adobe officially or third party developers using Flash scripting? If it is third party writer, how can you said it is a closed system?

Anyway in response Adobe co-founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock responded in print and its website with “Our Thoughts on Open Markets.” and particularly, I like the following written there.

"We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs. No company — no matter how big or how creative — should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web."

Spot on!

A customer is always right as he is pay their money on things that they wanted. End of the day, we want to see youtube and play flash games on our mobile. If you can't and won't provide, we can understand but do not be little products you cannot or won't support!

End of the day everyone has choices and don't let anyone take away from you.


khengsiong said…
I don't like flash. It often fails on my browser. But I admit that people should have the choice of using it on iPhone.