Adobe Flash has been in the spotlight recently, and not for the right reasons. Now the company has opened up on the the iPad, iPhone and HTML5 debate in an exclusive interview with Mashable.
What does Adobe think of all of this recent talk? Does Adobe see HTML5 as a potential rival to Flash? What about Apple's animosity towards Flash? All of these questions needed answering.
Notes: Interview with Aaron Filner
To get Adobe's side of the story, I traveled to Adobe System's San Francisco office to speak with Aaron Filner, the group product manager for the Flash platform. I'm going to let the video below do the majority of the talking, but I did want to highlight some key notes and takeaways from our conversation:
- The "battle" between HTML5 and Flash is a "misperception." They have co-existed for a while, Mr. Filner said, and Adobe has invested in helping extend HTML's technology.
- Adobe thinks the mobile web has gone in two directions: the open web via the browser and the application store.
- On Apple: It's Apple's decision whether or not it wants to support Flash. For now, it is supporting developers creating Flash-based apps for the iPhone app store.
- There has been some di...