According to Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, the move by Apple to allow applications developed with Adobe’s Flash Packager had a “muted” impact.During the Q3 finiancial call, Adobe anounced that revenues had hit $990.3 million in the quarter, which is up 42 percent on last years figure.
Narayen was keen to point out how many companies are now supporting the new Flash Player:
“Many smartphones, tablets and TVs are supporting the new Flash Player in the marketplace, including models from Google, Motorola, HTC, and Samsung. In addition, we are working with strategic partners such as RIM, HP-Palm and Nokia to enable Flash on their platforms. And devices from Dell and LG and many other OSP partners will also soon be supporting Flash Player 10.1.”
He also re-iterated that their software allows developers to develop for many different platforms:
“What we did see was that the day Apple announced the removal of the licensing restrictions that a number of people who had created products using our tool submitted that to the Apple Store and were approved. I think it just continues to reflect the opportunity which we have with our tools, which is to help designers and developers continue to develop their applications and content in our tools and repurpose it to multiple different output media. In the short run, I would say the impact was muted.”
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