Is Apple burning bridges with the T&Cs of the latest iPhone OS 4.0 SDK? Adobe platform evangelist Lee Brimelow seems to think so.
Brimelow is non-too impressed with the new developer agreement, which appears to require that iPhone apps be programmed using Apple-approved languages: "This is a frightening move that has no rational defence other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade against Adobe," he said on the official Flash Blog.
"This does not just affect Adobe but also other technologies, like Unity3D," he added.
Aside from the lack of Flash on the iPhone and iPad, Brimelow – blogging on the official Flash Blog but stating that the opinions were purely his own – berated the lack of transparency inside Apple, going on to say that this would prevent opinions that might differ from Apple’s own.
"The trouble is that we will never hear their discontent because Apple employees are forbidden from blogging, posting to social networks, or other things that we at companies with an open culture take for granted."
Adobe has a long and important working partnership with Apple, including the heritage of Adobe’s Creative Suite products for the Max OS X, and this will not be affected by what Brimelow calls a "hostile and despicable move" on Apple’s part.
Brimelow angrily ended his blog post with the words: "Speaking purely for myself, I would look to make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go screw yourself Apple."
By Marie Boran