Some folks must be happy that exactly one year ago, Apple reversed its ban on Flash-derived iOS apps.
I'm not talking about Adobe Systems--maker of Flash, its close cousin AIR, and the Flash Pro developer tools that let programmers turn AIR apps into native iOS apps--though of course Adobe is happy. I'm talking about the programmers at Amanita Design, whose Flash-derived game Machinarium just ascended the popularity charts at Apple's App Store.
Machinarium, a $5 game for the iPad 2, rose to No. 1 on the paid iPad apps chart. It's a Flash game recompiled for … Read more