El Conde (not verified) | April 09, 2010 – 1:23pm
“Interesting. It seems that Lee Brimelow turned off the comments option on his Flash Blog post. I’m guessing he didn’t want to hear more of the truth, because we all know the truth can sting with an intensity so sharp that you will never be the same.
And that is exactly what has transpired over the last 24 hours…the future of Flash has been altered and cut short by Apple. I think that’s what angers Adobe and it’s development community the most…the fate of Flash was ultimately decided by an outside force. If I were still a Flash developer (switched to Obj-C a year ago) I would be angry too, but my anger would be squarely aimed at Adobe.
Adobe’s only interest over the last few years has been to sell increasingly expensive, bloated, and buggy editions of it’s Creative Suite (an application bundle that includes Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.)
Each new version included features that most users didn’t ask for or features that didn’t work properly and caused the applications to crash on a regular basis.
Instead of investing development time into useless features, Adobe should have invested time into making its applications more stable and cheaper. They should have also spent the majority of that time trying to make Flash Player less of a resource hog and patching security holes that have been around for years.
Lee Brimelow likes to point out how Adobe doesn’t make any money off of the Flash Player, but what he constantly fails to mention is how much money Adobe makes with each new release of it’s Creative Suite!
Adobe got greedy and lazy, plain and simple. Turn that misguided anger inward and say “Screw you, Adobe!”.
Developers should be thanking Apple. Apple created a mobile device, a mobile operating system, and an app delivery network that has created hundreds of jobs and allowed developers like myself to live an independent lifestyle.
What has Adobe done for me over the last few years? Absolutely nothing!
So bravo Apple! RIP Flash and screw you Adobe! You brought this on yourself.
And for any Flash developer that whines about being robbed of a chance to develope apps for the iPhone. Get off you lazy ass and learn Obj-C!!!”