4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2012 10:32 PM by Chris CA Branched to a new discussion.
Arizonared46 Level 1 Level 1

Pogo games asked us to load Flash Player to play. It will NOT allow Adobe. Any suggestions?


iPad
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Adobe never made Flash player for iOS. And now they discontinued mobile Flash altogether - not just iOS. There are some apps in the App Store - Photon, Puffin, Skyfire, etc. that will give you the ability to view Flash sites.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    No Flash for iPads, iPhones, or iPods

     

    Here's why there's is no Flash available for iDevices or other mobile devices. Adobe was unable to provide a product that was suitable to the needs of battery powered mobile devices used for Internet browsing. Existing Flash technology used too much memory, ate battery life, and was buggy. Simply put Flash did not work well on mobile devices.

     

    Apple's Steve Jobs led the escape from Flash dependency when Apple introduced the iPhone, and later introduced the iPad. There was a hue and cry over the omission. Time proved Jobs was right on target.

     

    So this is why there is no Flash for your iPhone or iPad or iPod nor for most SmartPhones. Flash has been abandoned by many sites in favor of supported technologies such as HTML5 or by providing their own custom app.

     

    Here is Steve Jobs official comment on his momentous decision to omit Flash from iDevices: Steve Jobs on Flash.

     

    Here is Adobe's later announcement to cease development of Flash for mobile devices: Adobe on Mobile Flash.

     

    Now, you are not necessarily out on a limb. There are some apps that can display some Flash, but don't count on there ability to display anything using Flash.

     

    Apps that can display some Flash from the Web:

     

    • Puffin
    • SkyFire
    • Photon Flash
    • Browse2Go
    • iSwifter

     

    Also, note that many sites that use Flash provide their own app for accessing their material. So check with your favorite sites and find out if "there's an app for that."

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4

    There is no Flash player on the iPad.  If you want to know why, you can listen to Steve Jobs in his own words about Flash in this video:

     

    http://video.allthingsd.com/video/d8-apple-ceo-steve-jobs-talks-about-flash/E2C4 DAF1-23F8-402E-A0DB-4F87D73A49FB

     

    And here is his essay about Flash:

     

    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Arizonared46 wrote:

     

    Pogo games

    Theres an app for that...

    -> Pogo Games