Adobe Flash now enables iPad app development

Apple's iPad 2

Adobe has recently been pushing out an update for their application development software Flash Builder and the open source Flex framework, that will allow app developers to create various apps for the for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. This comes after Adobe enabled support for the Android operating system in April.

According to Techcrunch, “developers can now opt to use Adobe’s platform to build apps that work across the Web, desktop and a range of tablet smartphones, with the ability to reuse most or all of their existing code and use common logic across all platforms.”

The version 4.5 update of Flash Builder and Flex are currently being offered as stand-alone products or as part of Creative Suite 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection, while Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP now supports development for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS and iOS.