There was me, getting all excited about the new export to iPhone functionality in Flash CS5 and Apple add a clause to their API terms and conditions forbidding it.
I think this is a REALLY bad move on behalf of Apple. They are basically penalising developers like myself for using Flash to create things. I thought Apple were a creative company, but this latest move is anything but. It seems to me that they are beancounting, trying to stop people getting their content for free via the Flash player and walling iPhone and iPad users into their walled garden.
This is completely undemocratic in my opinion and smacks of corporate monopolism. I want to develop cool stuff for the iPhone/iPad, but don’t have the time to learn a new coding language in order to do it. I already know one of the most robust and powerful ones out there, ActionScript. Why, then, would I want to go and learn Ob C from scratch.
I thought Apple were an ethical company, committed to their loyal users. Apparently not, as they are willing to kick their developer-base in the teeth just to get at Adobe.
Childish and unreasonable. So go screw yourselves, Apple.