In this week’s edition of The Fonecast we’re talking about Adobe’s plans to stop developing Flash for mobile browsers, O2’s plans to trial 4G in London, eBay’s plea to the UK government, iZettle’s mobile payment app, some dubious advertising and a security flaw in Apple’s App Store review process.
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This week we're covering a wide range of news stories, from Adobe's mobile Flash plans to the iZettle payment app. We discuss eBay's plea to the UK government, a new UK 4G trial, a potential new threat to iPhones... and much more.
Mark Bridge writes:
Flash is dead, HTML5 is the future. Okay, the next stage in the evolution of the mobile browser isn’t that clear – but a restructure at Adobe has pretty much marked the end of mobile Flash development.
Adobe Systems has announced a restructuring that’ll see the business focussing on what it calls ‘the explosive growth categories’ of Digital Media and Digital Marketing solutions.
It says it’ll be shifting its resources to support greater investment in HTML5, with Flash resources concentrated on PC-based web experiences and mobile apps.
Adobe Systems has agreed to acquire Nitobi Software, the Canadian company behind the open source PhoneGap platform for developing mobile applications.