Another outburst from Adobe’s top executive has fuelled the dispute between his company and Mac makers Apple.
During the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco – which has already seen Facebook and Google make big announcements – Shantanu Narayen, chief executive (CEO) of Adobe, claimed the different approaches the companies took put them more than at odds with each other; it put them at war.
“There’s a war happening for developers,” he said, according to Reuters. “Adobe has always been about helping people create content for multiple devices, multiple platforms… Apple and Adobe are on different sides of that point of control.”
Taking a further stab at the iPhone manufacturer, he added: “We’re all about a multi-platform, heterogeneous, open ecosystem. And that’s what we’re going to be focused on. And Apple will continue to like to keep that closed and proprietary… so let the games begin.”
The battle between the two companies has been fought for a few years but the real war of words broke out between Narayen and Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs back in April.
Jobs wrote a rare public letter, following a lot of back and forth between other Adobe and Apple executives, which claimed Adobe’s Flash was the “number one reason” for Macs crashing and, if included on the iPhone, would “hinder the enhancement and progress of the platform.”
Narayen responded within a day, claiming the comments were just a “smokescreen” to keep its users under its control.
This article originally appeared at itpro.co.uk
Copyright © ITPro, Dennis Publishing
Issue: 329 | July 2014
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.