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How do I get flash player on iPad.

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  • Compukid Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to Allan Eckert)

    Allan Eckert, you go get a life. You have been sitting at a computer since Aug 29, 2002. At least I do other stuff in my life.

  • Compukid Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to Compukid)

    Allan Eckert, do you still remember the Mac antivirus discussion long ago?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)
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    Jun 4, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to Compukid)

    What does when he joined here have to do with his life?

     

    You are in way over your head.

  • johndaily Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 5, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to deggie)

    deggie wrote:

     

    Microsoft has made it clear that they will be pushing the Metro implementation to make everything touchscreen which will limit the Flash usability.

     

    Flash has been present on a number of different tablets including HP, several Android iterations, and the Playbook. All of them heavily advertised that they had Flash. So by your reasoning these tablets now dominated the tablet market and Apple is barely scraping by to give away the iPad. Because by your reasoning there is a vast market of people who want Flash on their tablet.

     

    But this didn't happen and two of the above comptetitors are already gone.

     

    Microsofts closest competitor in the tablet world is going to be Android, not iOS, and they are coming from a long way back. I doubt the fight will be over Flash.

     

    And I think the opinion that apps are as dead as CDs is sort of surreal. I like my drawing apps to be on my iPad, not something I have to go to a website and use Flash.

     

    Deggie,

     

    You can use a desktop browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE and they work exactly the same as the metro browser.

     

    By choosing to use a desktop browser instead of the metro browser you lose nothing. They work exactly the same, and by choosing to use a desktop browser over the metro browser you are not sacrificing anything at all.

     

    And the metro browser also supports Adobe Flash btw, just not on all sites, but again, you can't tell any difference between using a desktop browser or the metro browser.

     

    Check out this video my friend made, he sent this to me via email today after I brought up your same questions/concerns.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYjumU4RSeA

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jun 6, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to Compukid)

    Compukid wrote:

     

    Allan Eckert, do you still remember the Mac antivirus discussion long ago?

    I think it is time for you to stamp your little feet for a while.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    I have a Android Phone that also does not support flash player - Adobe has terminated all future mobile versions of it.

     

    Basically nobody cares about flash. You can use the internet happily without it.

  • Compukid Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Are you sure it doesn't support Flash? You probably deleted it by accident if you rooted your Android incorrectly.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Sjazbec wrote:

     

    I have a Android Phone that also does not support flash player - Adobe has terminated all future mobile versions of it.

     

    I have no idea why you're telling me this. Most current versions of Android phones have Flash. I am well aware of Adobe's discontinuation of development of Flash for mobile (as is pretty muchy everyone else in this thread at this point).

     

     

     

    Basically nobody cares about flash. You can use the internet happily without it.

    If no one cares about Flash and everyone can use the interente happily without it, why do you suppose people keep asking for it on iOS? Are they just doing it to be annoying? Or perhaps they really want it?

  • SokoloveUniversity Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Adobe has a great article on this.  They are not getting rid of flash but they are going towards HTML 5.  What they suggest is to build your flash products the traditional way and then convert the flash into HTML 5 using thier converters.  It's still technically flash but doesn't have a swf extension.

  • SokoloveUniversity Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to SokoloveUniversity)

    Here's a url that explains it...http://mashable.com/2011/03/08/adobe-wallaby/

     

    This isn't the article I was talking about in my previous post but basically you use Adobe Air to convert flash to HTML 5 also google has recently released a flash to HTML 5 converter...so in no way is flash going away but it's going through a transition.

     

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/google/231000621

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,385 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 9:38 PM (in response to SokoloveUniversity)

    SokoloveUniversity wrote:

     

    Adobe has a great article on this.  They are not getting rid of flash

    No, but they have ended development of Flash players for mobile products.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 10:02 PM (in response to SokoloveUniversity)

    SokoloveUniversity wrote:

     

    Adobe has a great article on this.  They are not getting rid of flash but they are going towards HTML 5.

    As Chris CA (dozens of other people in this thread) have pointed out, Adobe has abandoned development on Flash for mobile devices. Again, I don't know why you're directing any of this to me. I have almost zero interest in the rest of Adobe's plans.

  • ceprateek Calculating status...
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    Jun 12, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to cherylfromirwin)

    I find it unfair as you can ask the user to pay more and provide the flash.. something needs to be done...

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,990 points)
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    Jun 12, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to ceprateek)

    See the post above

  • Mac OS 9000 Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to Compukid)

    I must say that I agreed with eww on that. Symantec is slow, annoying, overpriced, and just plain horrible. Actually, you don't need ClamXAV either, but it's probably the best.

    Compukid wrote:

     

    But this thread was worse. It only took from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM to become a five page argument about trolls, Anti-Virus, Symantec, and other things. But it's fun entertainment.

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17201256#17201256

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