Not  a big surprise from Adobe really, although hopefully we won’t see a massive influx of useless apps into the store, certainly if Apple’s new guidelines are to be believed anyway.

I do wonder if this will give us any more music tools though and to what standard?

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  1. I don't think we'll see many serious Flash music making apps, maybe some cool abstract arty things?, but I would definitely expect to see a lot of Flash band-fan apps, crowding the instruments out of the release lists and top charts. App discovery will get even worse, and it's already bad.

  2. “its already bad”, I would've said the same. I stopped trying to find stuff in the music section of the App Store a long time ago and rely more on websites like these ones to dig up the good stuff.

    And flash apps doesn't mean a new flood of band apps.

  3. Well, the Flash tools will be ideal for design heavy, code light apps. A lot of magazines, for example, had been planning on using the Adobe tools before Apple nixed it. They'll likely go back to that. The app tool will likely make it as easy as possible for web and print designers to crank out an iPhone version with their existing assets, they already use the Adobe stuff, this will be right up their alley.

    That's why I mentioned band apps. Bands all want an app, they already have websites with graphics, video and audio assets that they just want to replicate in another form so they can say they have an app. They are exactly the sort of customer Adobe is shooting for. Show graphics. Show video. Play audio.

    In depth music tools, not so much, because it requires more custom code. Although I'm sure someone will surprise me and come out with something really cool.

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