Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Steve Jobs: "Flash Is No Longer Necessary", wait is it Really?

    Steve Jobs has just posted a long open letter on Flash, listing all the reasons why Apple has decided not to support it on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In short, Steve Jobs claims Flash drains the battery of mobile devices; it’s not very good for multi-touch operation; and its performance, reliability and security are all shoddy. It’s also a proprietary system, and while Jobs admits that their mobile OS is also proprietary, he claims that web standards should be open, like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Most importantly Apple doesn’t want “a third party layer of software [to] come between the platform and the developer.

    But here is best example of No Flash Support on iPhone and iPad
    Note: Just in case the joke was not apparent 🙂

    This funny image makes fun of the No Flash Support and Apple’s ongoing problem using the the Flash and the Justice League. As the image illustrates, ALL the superheroes can be easily seen on the top spot since it is using a Google Android phone. Unfortunately, the bottom spot shows the the Flash is gone and is replaced with the ‘lack of flash’ icon many iPhone users are so familiar with…and iPad fans recently joining.

    Well, this spoof may not be as accurate since it is just an image and a parody, but it does best to illustrate how much the Flash is missed when using the Apple iPhone and iPad.

    Via: The Duty and Walyou

    Studied Computer science at Kuk Ngo and graduated in 2012.

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    1. I don’t think that Flash is really that necessary anymore.

      Look at what kind of complex animations even very small teams manage to quickly do without Flash.


      Except for gaming on cheap online games very few make any money off of, Flash is effectively dead for all intents and purposes. Adobe should focus on making the best HTML5 creation tools out there and give up a dying technology in my humble opinion.


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