Firstly, congratulations on finally being somewhat fair to developers. Seriously- I commend you guy and girls at Apple for making this change (even though the DOJ and EU investigatory committees probably had something to do with it).
So… what now? I imagine a bunch of Adobeans are huddled about right now trying to figure out what this means for resources and roadmaps… future feature sets… will resources be put back into AIR for iPhone (Packager for iPhone)? What will happen to the whole WIRED publishing workaround Adobe is building on top of InDesign? What about
Apple. If you are serious about users having a good experience on iDevices when using Flash Platform technologies, the only logical next step is to join the Open Screen Project and help make AIR on iPhone the best it can be- and work toward getting a solid implementation of Flash Player 10.x on your devices.
Tired of hearing that 19/20 statistic? Let’s make it 20/20 and help restore faith in the Apple brand from developers who have been rightly fire-pissed at you all year… a statement like this is good, but there is no real commitment as you can change it back tomorrow if you so wish. Let’s change that. Get rid of the skepticism once and for all.
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The following image was imprinted on some packing material from Dell.
Things like this just crack me up…
These thoughts are spawned by the announcement today of of an ‘extended’ version of Photoshop CS3. I’ve never seen the reasoning behind having two versions of a product like this. Take Flash 8 vs. Flash 8 Professional for example- the difference in feature set between the two versions is huge! I [perhaps wrongly] assume that anyone shelling out that much cash for a product would always pay the extra hundred dollars for the more comprehensive version. I cannot help but see the situation as a ‘full’ version of the product vs. a ‘light’ version no matter what it is actually called. Maybe I’m way off here and perhaps the ‘basic’, ‘standard’, and ‘light’ product versions are actually in high demand? From my perspective- it just seems to create more confusion than anything… I admit I may be totally wrong/biased in this line of thought!
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