But not, of course Apple, because Apple doesn’t love Adobe very much – and it’s not very likely to love it any more after today’s Adobe announcement.
The idea of AIR, which Adobe hopes is not hot air, is to create web apps outside the constraints of web browsers and across different devices. Adobe said that a developer using Flash Professional C5 with the Adobe Packager for the iPhone can re-use the iPhone app code to create the same application for Android.
So Adobe’s announcement today is really a carefully coded attempt to persuade Apple to come onboard too. Apple’s Steve Jobs isn’t necessarily into these kind of codes, so he’ll probably just store up the message for future reference.