Wired today offers an update on their tablet work from their earlier concepts. While they say that they are designing for the iPad and iPhone, they’ve created this product on Adobe Air from the same Adobe InDesign files they use to create their award-winning magazine. If it isn’t obvious by now, Apple isn’t going to allow Adobe Air or Flash on the iPad. They say:
Although the Wired Reader starts as an AIR app, Adobe has created tools that allow us to easily convert it for major tablet and mobile platforms. In Barcelona this week, Adobe announced that AIR would run on Android, and Adobe has already announced its Packager for iPhone tool that will allow Flash apps (including AIR) to run on Apple mobile platforms. And AIR already runs natively on Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.
So is Adobe offering some magical Adobe Air to iPad conversion tool? It isn’t out of the realm of possibility, since they’ve got a Flash CS5-> iPhone app exporter already in production.