Monday, 29 November 2010
Adobe Talks About the Flash Support on the iPad Adobe Wants Flash, We Want Flash, Apple Doesn’t Want Flash
to a web page containing lots of Flash in it during yesterday's keynote.
But then again Apple is a very good machine that doesn t do that kind of
errors. The iPad s presentation has impressed the audience with a new
Apple product that s really out of the box.
The fact still remains that we still don t really need the iPad. But, we
will still get it, not because we need it to help us perform better at
work or enjoy better eBooks or movies at home. We ll get it because it
looks good, it s capable to perform some very smart tricks and it s
The main two problems with the device are the lack of multitasking and
Flash support. Both can be corrected but both are annoying and they will
definitely hurt our iPad experience.
It looks like Adobe has already filed a response to the lack of Flash
support on the iPad:
It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their
devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many
other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be
able to access ePub content with Apple's DRM technology on devices made
by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not
be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of
games and 75% of video on the web.
If I want to use the iPad to connect to Disney, Hulu, Miniclip,
Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab " not to mention the millions of
other sites on the web " I'll be out of luck.
Adobe and more than 50 of our partners in the Open Screen Project are
working to enable developers and content publishers to deliver to any
device, so that consumers have open access to their favorite interactive
media, content, and applications across platform, regardless of the
device that people choose to use.
So what say you Apple? Are you going to include Flash support in a
following iPad update or that s too much to ask already. I ll ask you
later for multitasking, although I m pretty convinced that s something
that s about to arrive with iPhone OS 4.0.