Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has confirmed his company is now working with Apple with a view to offering Flash support on the iPhone.
The move follows Apple’s release of the iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK). Narayen, who was speaking during the company’s conference call with Adobe investors last night, confirmed the company plans to create Flash player for the iPhone as an application which will be distributed through the App Store to iPhone users.
This indicates some change in the relationship between Apple and Adobe. Apple CEO Steve Jobs this months said the current iteration of Flash Player for mobile devices lacked the horsepower iPhone users need. He characterised the full Flash Player application as posing too high demands on the hardware, and described a “middle product,..that doesn’t yet exist.”
YouTube and the BBC are the only online video providers to format their videos especially for the iPhone.