Flash support for iOS is finally here! Adobe has just announced two new products dedicated to bringing Flash content to iOS devices. These two new products are Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0, which will both make it possible for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to view Adobe Flash content with the help of “on the fly” transcoding done via the new Flash Media Server.
Adobe says that media publishers now have a single, simple workflow for delivering content using the same stream to Flash-enabled devices or to the Apple iOS device. This also means that support for Flash within the iOS Safari browser is not required anymore.
“Now publishers can simplify their video publishing and protection workflows with Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 with protected HLS support, audio channel extraction, DVR/PVR live, on demand and variant playlists. One set of content without any preparation or additional storage and deliver safely to both Adobe Flash with HDS and to Apple devices using HLS”
It seems Adobe has finally decided to take iOS seriously as it recently unveiled Carousel app, a much awaited Lightroom alternative for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with added ability to sync photo galleries across multiple devices and unlimited cloud based storage. You can read more about it here.