1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Apple explains why no Flash on iPhone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Apr 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. DirtyH

    DirtyH New Member

    Joined:
    20 Jan 2005
    Posts:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    i thought the real main reason was this:

    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2010/02/20/an-adobe-flash-developer-on-why-the-ipad-cant-use-flash/
     
  3. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    309
    Likes Received:
    1
    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....
     
  4. Leitchy

    Leitchy Member

    Joined:
    5 Oct 2004
    Posts:
    352
    Likes Received:
    1
    He can go bugger himself. Long Live Android!
     
  5. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

    Joined:
    16 May 2002
    Posts:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    9
    HTML is no more suited to touch than flash.
    Common interactions involve rolling / hovering. Just look at drop down menus!
    and Javascript does not natively support multiple cursors (or fingers)
     
  6. Spuzzell

    Spuzzell New Member

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    91
    Likes Received:
    3
    So.. *FLASH* is the closed platform. In comparison with the iPhone.

    Really, Steve? REALLY?
     
  7. gavomatic57

    gavomatic57 New Member

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    5,088
    Likes Received:
    10
    No, in comparison to HTML5, like the open letter says.
     
  8. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

    Joined:
    16 May 2002
    Posts:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    9
    Even the closed apple specific extensions to javascript in safari!? I don't think so
     
  9. hexx

    hexx New Member

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  10. hexx

    hexx New Member

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,945
    Likes Received:
    17
    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.
     
  12. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    309
    Likes Received:
    1
    http://www.amanita-design.net/samorost-1/

    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.
     
  13. crazyceo

    crazyceo New Member

    Joined:
    24 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    563
    Likes Received:
    8
    +1 Apple have no real excuse here
     
  14. cybergenics

    cybergenics New Member

    Joined:
    27 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    613
    Likes Received:
    17
  15. cybergenics

    cybergenics New Member

    Joined:
    27 Jun 2009
    Posts:
    613
    Likes Received:
    17
    Exactly.
     
  16. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

    Joined:
    15 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    10,611
    Likes Received:
    234
    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!
     
  17. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

    Joined:
    29 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    12,092
    Likes Received:
    112
    To: crazeyceo
    From: Steve Jobs
    Re: Apple have no excuse

    We don't need one. Thhhhppppppppppppppppt!

    Sent from my iPad.
     
  18. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,945
    Likes Received:
    17
    You could argue that the terrible Intel Atom makes your netbook unusable.:naughty: [/devil's advocate]
     
  19. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

    Joined:
    23 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    517
    Likes Received:
    3
    If anyone is interested here's an interview with Adobe CEO about this that I find very interesting an elucidative:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/04/29/live-blogging-the-journals-interview-with-adobe-ceo/

    And about Flash being a closed platform the Adobe CEO says:
    One other thing: regarding HTML5, isn't H.264 proprietary?
     
  20. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    3,536
    Likes Received:
    120
    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.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page