Adobe is to cease development of Flash for mobile devices in a bizarre twist to the long-running feud with Apple over the software's mobile credentials.
The news comes after years of bickering with Apple, which famously refused to support Flash on its iPhone, while Adobe insisted it was central to the mobile web.
Now the company appears to have agreed with the late Steve Jobs, telling investors and developers it would focus more on HTML5 and leave Flash as a tool for PCs.
In a strategy review, Adobe said it would be “shifting resources to support even greater investment in HTML5, through tools like Dreamweaver, Adobe Edge and PhoneGap".
The company went on to say it would be “focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences, including gaming and premium video, as well as mobile apps”.
The announcement follows a message sent to developers explaining that the company was planning to stop development of the mobile Flash browser plug-in.
“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores - we will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations,” the company said in the note to developers, first seen by ZDNet.com.
“Some of our source-code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.”
This article originally appeared at pcpro.co.uk