Flash for the iPhone would be helpful to developers and programmers, but it's not essential in getting the rich interactivity of Flash on the iPhone, says Jeremy Allaire, one of the principal developers of Flash.

Allaire, who was CTO of Macromedia, the company that developed Flash and was sold to Adobe, is the founder and CEO of video platform services company Brigthcove.

Brightcove recently announced a native iPhone application.

I spoke with Jeremy at the Beet.TV offices earlier this month.

Silverlight Works on iPhone, Report

Adobe has been trying to get Flash on the iPhone for months. A new report says Microsoft is tying to get its new Silverlight software on the popular mobile device too.

Here is our interview about Silverlight with Microsoft's Brian Goldfarb.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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