Apple has updated the agreement for iPhone developers – and excluded applications using Adobe technologies.


A report in the New York Times highlights that a paragraph under "APIs and Functionality", only allows applications on to the iPhone and iPad if they are built using Apple's proprietary technology.
Paragraph 3.3.1 reads: "Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++ or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++ and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited)."
Which means that applications created using Adobe software – which allows developers to generate iPhone and iPad applications – will be counter to Apple's rules.