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Adobe: We have ‘no bias between HTML5 and Flash’

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Adobe and Apple’s public battles over HTML5 and Flash have quieted down recently, as Adobe rolls out new tools to work with Apple’s iPhone and iPad.


In announcing Creative Suite 5.5, and more specifically the new HTML5 features found in Dreamweaver, Adobe made it clear that it was all about the content.

Adobe said the new HTML5 tools were implemented “to help customers meet Adobe’s commitment to content. Adobe has no bias between HTML 5 and Flash,” Dave Burkett, Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Creative Suite Design and Web Segments, told The Loop.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs posted a letter in April 2010 outlining six points why Flash wasn’t the right technology for the iOS, which now runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Adobe founders Adobe founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock responded with a letter of their own saying how they believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers.
Last month, Adobe released a Flash to HTML5 conversion tool, giving designers and developers a way to convert their Flash content to HTML5.