Adobe bows to Apple on Flash

ADOBE Systems ended its lengthy software war with Apple yesterday, agreeing to stop developing its own-brand Flash Player for mobile browsers and use a web platform that Apple approves.

Adobe said it would allow developers to use HTML5 technology rather than its own Flash tools to produce content for viewing on mobile devices in a move that will improve users’ experience. Apple blocked Flash player for years because it did not comply with its web standards and caused problems for people viewing Flash websites on their devices.