|By Rich Tretola | August 25, 2011|
First, please accept my congratulations on your new position of Apple CEO.
As a proud member of the Adobe Flash platform development community and an Adobe Community Professional, I have struggled with my position on Apple. I have been using Apple OSX for nearly 10 years now and could not be happier with both the operating system and hardware that Apple provides in its laptop product line. However, I am also an Adobe developer who has lived in both Flash and Flex development for over 10 years and was upset to the point of anger when Apple made the decision not to include the Flash Player in its iOS operating system and even more so when the terms and conditions of iOS development was changed to force the shut down of Adobe’s AIR on iOS compilers.
The change back to again open the door for Adobe to package applications for iOS devices was a very welcomed change, however the continued block of the Flash Player from iOS devices is a continued point of contention.
No one would argue that on pre iPhone 4 devices the Flash Player suffered some performance issues. However, the power packed current iPhone 4 and future iPhone 5 as well as the iPad 2 and future iPads have enough power to easily support the Flash Player. In addition the battery life performance improvements that Adobe has accomplished have shown to be very promising on many modern Android devices.
As the new CEO, I am sure you want to make your mark on Apple to help distinguish yourself from previous CEOs. This is an excellent opportunity for you to rekindle Apple’s relationship with Adobe and finally bring the Flash Player to new iOS devices.