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pistilica06 Calculating status...
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Feb 26, 2012 2:37 PM

Flash player

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 2:39 PM (in response to pistilica06)

    No

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,700 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to John Galt)

    At least the implied question, for the multi-thousandth time, was brief.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to John Galt)

    as was the answer - I got cut off.

     

    There are apps that claim to run Flash on some websites: iSwifter and Photon are two; there are others. I have no experience with them so buyer beware.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Feb 26, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to John Galt)

    I like your original answer best.

  • Danny215 Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2012 1:49 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Why doesn't iPad allow Flash?!?M?! It is actually ludicrous that something so modern and supposedly so advanced and brilliant has cut it's customers off from a huuuuuge chunk of the Internet. Why do that?

     

    Sort that out Apple, jeez. I see this is an oft repeated discussion/point. Listen to your customers as a great business should. Whatever the thinking behind it was, was a bit too insular and Apple-oriented. Hark! You're customers are telling you something. As it is, you are influencing some of them to break the law or endanger their security.

     

    Priority 1 really ought to be allowing Flash.

  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5 (4,630 points)
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    May 3, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to Danny215)

    ADOBE announced that they were no longer supporting Their App "Flash Player" for Mobile Devices quite some time ago.  You are barking up the wrong tree, I'm afraid.

     

    Hope this helps

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    May 3, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to Danny215)

    Adobe has ceased development on Flash for mobile devices. There will never be Flasy for iOS. Time to move on.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
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    May 3, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to Danny215)

    Android has flash.

    Apple never has.

    Apple has(guesstimates by analysts) 68% of the tablet market.

    Customers have spoken, they do not need flash.

    That's why Adobe listened and discontinued mobile flash.

     

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226849/iPad_share_of_tablet_market_jumps _as_Kindle_Fire_slumps

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,455 points)
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    May 3, 2012 2:44 PM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
  • Kuru42 Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to pistilica06)

    I know this won't solve your issue but here was what Steve Jobs had to say about flash: http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

  • Danny215 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to Kuru42)

    So it sounds like a business spat between Apple and Adobe. So Flash isn't super modern. So? The fact remains that most of the Internet still require Flash. Not very customer is a connoisseur of computers stuff. Not everyone has an in depth knowledge of it all. Most just want a device that will allow them to do what they want to do. Put your differences behind you for the love of god, and BOTH be open! Work together! And stop making it about your competitiveness with each other, your disagreements. Be externally facing and  look at what you are forcing your customers to forego. And for what? So you can have the last word in your little domestic? Trifling, trivial nonsense. Kiss and make up and adopt an inclusive approach - you're just hurting everyone with your exclusiveness. If most of the outside Internet world uses Flash (75% it said), then suck up your pride and don't make the everyday customer suffer, and that goes for the both of you. Your typical customer doesn't want to have to scour around to find out why they can't get something that is so ingrained in the Internet that it's taken for granted, only to get sucked into a daft tech-based spat that is impenetrable to the Everyman, let alone asking us to form enough of an opinion to take a side.

    I mean really.

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,700 points)
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    May 4, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to Danny215)

    Apple doesn't want it. Adobe doesn't make it. Adobe doesn''t make it any more for ANY mobile device.

     

    I guess you will have to program it. Let us know how that goes.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,140 points)
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    May 4, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to Danny215)

    Your not getting sucked into anything. Adobe had the opportunity to develop Flash browser plugins for iOS devices that met Apple's security standards. Apple even attempted to assist. They couldn't do it and gave up. They also recognized that their implementation of Flash plugins for the other mobile OSs was crap. So they gave up on that as well, and immediately began updating their applications that produce flash content in order to produce HTML5.

     

    Flash is done. The web will catch up shortly. And the 75% figure is way over blown, if not outright fiction.

     

    And considering the security issues I personally have had to deal with concerning Flash recently, it can't get buried fast enough. if Job's decision hastened that along, he should the web equivalent of a Nobel Peace Prize (posthumously). Since you are such a fan of the OPENESS, you should also be grateful. We're getting rid of proprietary technology and moving to open W3C standards.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
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    May 4, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to Danny215)

    If you want Flash on a mobile device then don't get an iPad. There are many other alternatives.

     

    ... aren't there?

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