WIRED mag reader sneaks Flash onto iPad platform

Publisher Conde Nast has unveiled an iPad reader application for its US-based tech magazine, WIRED - and it's based on Adobe Flash.

The application enables users to view interactive digital magazines and is compatible with Apple's new tablet device, despite Apple CEO Steve Jobs saying very clearly that he and his company want nothing to do with Adobe.

The digital reader has been developed using Adobe's InDesign Creative Suite 5 (CS5) and allows users to experience specially designed dynamic, interactive and media rich content from WIRED magazine.

The application also comes with features like 360-degree image rotation, zoom and panning and the ability to play video content.

David Burkett, vice president and general manager, Creative Solutions at Adobe said: "Adobe's work with WIRED has resulted in a digital magazine format that creates an immersive experience, allowing a publication's unique content, look and feel and advertising to stand out in the digital realm."