Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Apr 2010.
i thought the real main reason was this:
And let's not forget that Apple would probably rather you bought games etc from the App Store rather than nice and free in embedded flash....
He can go bugger himself. Long Live Android!
HTML is no more suited to touch than flash.
Common interactions involve rolling / hovering. Just look at drop down menus!
So.. *FLASH* is the closed platform. In comparison with the iPhone.
Really, Steve? REALLY?
No, in comparison to HTML5, like the open letter says.
what flash games are you talking about? haven't played a good one yet, and quite a lot of games on app store a free
You can argue whether or not websites should use Flash or HTML 5 all day long.
The fact is they DO use Flash, so it would make life easier for Apple users if Apple supported it.
And all those people who like to play *shudder* farmville etc are bang out of luck too... And yes a lot are free - but usually trials to tempt you into splashing out for the full version, for which Apple of course takes a cut.... etc etc.
+1 Apple have no real excuse here
who needs flash anyway? Flashblocker r the win!
flash takes up resource, flash makes your netbook unusable, flash makes a website cluncky. i really like Apple's move, Flash should die!
From: Steve Jobs
Re: Apple have no excuse
We don't need one. Thhhhppppppppppppppppt!
Sent from my iPad.
You could argue that the terrible Intel Atom makes your netbook unusable. [/devil's advocate]
If anyone is interested here's an interview with Adobe CEO about this that I find very interesting an elucidative:
And about Flash being a closed platform the Adobe CEO says:
One other thing: regarding HTML5, isn't H.264 proprietary?
There is no getting away from it, there could have been far better solutions to embedded video on the web than flash (flash apps and games aside, here), and I for one welcome the embrace of HTML5, it's a much better solution and my only wish is that it could have been brought in sooner.
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