Adobe: "Seven million users have tried to download Flash for iPhone." – Macitynet.it
Adobe perseveres with its campaign in defense of Flash and how much such technology could be imported for the iPhone, letting it be known that – according to data in their possession – 7 million users have tried to download the player from the iPhone (data updated in December 2009). The statement comes from Mark Doherty, PR officer at Adobe.
By attempting from the iPhone to download the player directly from the Adobe website, a page appears containing a message stating that "Apple has prevented the use of technologies required by the Flash Player; Until Apple eliminates these restrictions, Adobe cannot provide the Flash Player for the iPhone or iPod Touch. "
"We are amazed at the number of connections received from devices with iPhone OS" continues Doherty; "Before the creation of this page, users were unaware that it was Apple that didn't allow it to view the Internet as they see it today."
To date, Apple has always kept flash away from its devices: according to Jobs because the technology is not stable and consumes too much battery, for others because the integration of technology via browser could represent a way to get around the App Store: everyone could develop flash applications, more complex than the old web apps, and release them comfortably via the web, bypassing the control that Apple maintains on the App Store. (By Mauro Notarianni)