updated 11:00 pm EDT, Thu September 9, 2010
Move follows loosening of SDK terms
Adobe has announced that it will resume development of its Packager for iPhone utility, a Flash-to-iOS converter that had been temporarily pushed to the side amid controversy over Apple's iOS SDK terms. The feature was included in Flash Professional CS5, although the company had warned developers that the tool would not be updated in future releases.
"This is great news for developers and we're hearing from our developer community that Packager apps are already being approved for the App Store," Adobe wrote in a blog post. "We do want to point out that Apple's restriction on Flash content running in the browser on iOS devices remains in place."
Apple earlier in the day announced that it has finally reversed the prohibition of third-party development tools. The terms had been interpreted as an explicit ban on cross-compiler utilities, such as Adobe's Packager for iPhone.
Although Apple still restricts applications from downloading any Flash code, the new terms will allow developers to take advantage of utilities that convert a Flash-written app into a form of code compatible with iOS.