Adobe: iPhone Packager Apps Are Being Approved For Apple App Store

Posted Sep 12, 2010

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) said that after Apple lifted restrictions on the application development process, the developer community reported that applications created using Adobe’s Packager for iPhone is being approved. The Packager for iPhone is a feature in the Flash Professional CS5 authoring tool that was previously banned by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).

“This is great news for developers and we?re hearing from our developer community that Packager apps are already being approved for the App Store. We do want to point out that Apple?s restriction on Flash content running in the browser on iOS devices remains in place,” stated Adobe.

Apparently Adobe had filed a complaint with the U.S. government back in May, which is possibly one of the reasons why Apple removed the restrictions. Adobe had claimed Apple was hindering competition by blocking them from developing the Packager software. The FTC and the Justice Department both investigated the issue.

[Adobe Blog]