Apple Relents: Flash, C#, others allowed for iOS development

Big news in the Apple development arena this morning: Apple has relented on the ill-advised license restriction on developing for iPhone / iPad with tools created by 3rd parties. The restrictions were introduced in the Spring, just in time to quash Adobe's launch of a Flash-to-iOS cross-compiler, but caught in the net were a number of excellent tools, including an implementation of Lua popular in the gaming industry and Novell's MonoTouch C# stack, which I particularly like.

Although I've not heard of any Flash projects making it onto the AppStore, it was an open secret that Apple was approving any number of programs developed with MonoTouch, including my own Kailua Kona tour guide application.