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How do I download adobe flash player for ipad

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  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (10,785 points)
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to johndaily)

    I've never needed, nor asked for Flash.  Somehow, I've managed to own two iPhones over the last 4 years, and 2 iPads over the last 2 years and I've never missed flash in anyway.  Go figure.......

     

    There is nothing to debate here.  Flash isn't coming to iOS.  If your iPad doesn't meet your needs, there are other options. 

  • ProApple033 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:52 PM (in response to rbrylawski)

    You can't download adobe flash for any idevice because it is said to waste to much battery life. With Steve Jobs sad passing the new CEO might decide to allow adobe flash for idevices. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,470 points)
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    Jun 25, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to johndaily)

    Chrome on android does not have flash, nor do they ever plan to support it.

    Chrome on windows has flash as well as chrome os( the os no one wants or uses).

     

    Flash on mobile devices is dead and gone.

    Adobe is shifting desktop stuff over to air and html5.

  • johndaily Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 25, 2012 9:03 PM (in response to rbrylawski)

    I never said you needed Flash, or it was an issue for you. I also never claimed the iPad is useless without it, or that the iPad needs it.

     

    The only time I've said anything about anything was when one of you guys claims Flash is dead, that's when I respond, and what I respond about.

     

    I've never said anything else.

     

    When you say Flash is not supported, I say nothing, when you say you don't need Flash I say nothing. When you say Flash is dead or dying, that's when I say something, and give a counter argument.

     

    I could care less if Flash comes to IOS, or if anyone here needs it, or complains about it. But when you take the discussion away from these points and into the realm of claiming Flash is dead, I am sorry but I disagree and have every right to do so and say so, just as you have the right to claim otherwise.

     

    The iPhone has been out nearly 5 years or more and has not supported Flash from day one, yet today Flash is more prevalent on the web than it was then.

     

    We can agree to disagree as this discussion about the life of flash is nothing but opinion at this point, yet you claim it as fact.

     

    And to Morgan, Google Chrome has baked Flash into the browser, they are doing the same for arm devices aka android and windows RT, thus removing the need for the plugin, so Adobe saying they are no longer supporting mobile is a red hearing, because browser makers are baking it into their browser removing the need for the plugin.

     

    Also don't confuse mobile device with mobile OS, as their are and will be more mobile devices supporting Flash, just not mobile OS's.

     

    Just like when windows originally said they were not going to support plugins in metro, and everyone assumed that ment no flash, but now microsoft has baked flash into the browser, so no plugin is required.

  • johndaily Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 25, 2012 9:16 PM (in response to rbrylawski)

    Another member on here made a great point.

     

    The xbox outsells the ps3 2to1, yet the xbox does not support blueray, does this mean no one cares about blueray, or that it is a dead format?

     

    Do people buying xbox's mean they dont need or want or care about blueray? Does it mean companies that put out content on regular dvd's for those without a blueray player mean that blueray is dead?

     

    Saying the iPad does not support flash and thus flash is dead or dying is not true, also claiming that companies putting out content in other formats is a sign flash is dead is not true.

     

    Just like the xbox not supporting blueray and outselling the ps3 2to1 is not a sign blueray is dead, or the fact compaines put out content in other formats is a sign blueray is dead.

     

    Sony could say tomorow they will no longer support gaming machines with a new blueray format, but that does not mean blueray is dead.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,170 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 5:22 AM (in response to johndaily)

    No one is saying that Flash is dead because iOS doesn't support it (although a look at market share across tablet devices suggests its absence is a contributing factor). Flash is dying because it is quickly becoming outdated technology, particularly on mobile devices. At one time, it had the advantage of being the only game in town for certain purposes, but that is no longer the case. In addition, as security became more and more of a focus, it's flaws we're exposed. Yes, there will be, for a some time to come, sites using flash. Core technology use sometime takes a while to evolve, but the future of web content delivery is NOT flash.

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to johndaily)

    johndaily wrote:

     

    And yet the most common asked for feature is adobe flash.

    And yet the absence of Flash has not hurt sales in the slightest.

     

    Just for the record, I would be happier if the iPad did support Flash but it does not and it never will.  It doesn't matter that "one of the wealthiest people on the planet" likes it.  If Flash as a "must have" for you, your only option is to purchase a different product.  Anything else is simply "beating a dead horse."

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,180 points)
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    Jun 26, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to johndaily)

    It is not us who is claiming that, but Adobe. Look at the link I provided in previous post.

  • Vvelveteen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to Menneisyys)

    Here are some sites I want to visit that use Flash. Can you let me know if there is an app that will support them?

    http://www.theraa.com/media/

    http://music.cbc.ca/

  • TooDarkPark Level 4 Level 4 (1,495 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to Philly_Phan)

    Also, wealth is not an indicator of inteligence. If he had any inteligence, he would have made sure to code the site using anything but flash to get the largest audience.

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 1:54 PM (in response to TooDarkPark)

    TooDarkPark wrote:

     

    Also, wealth is not an indicator of inteligence. If he had any inteligence, he would have made sure to code the site using anything but flash to get the largest audience.

    And what about the best enthusiasts' sites simply not having money / time to recode their several-year-old Flash widgets? Don't tell me the DPReview folks (we're speaking of the best and most reputable digital imaging site) are "unintelligent" for not having converted their Flash content to HTML5...

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,520 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to Vvelveteen)

    Vvelveteen wrote:

     

    Here are some sites I want to visit that use Flash. Can you let me know if there is an app that will support them?

    http://www.theraa.com/media/

    http://music.cbc.ca/

    Search for them in the App Store.

  • HereIsTom Level 4 Level 4 (1,475 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Vvelveteen)

    Vvelveteen wrote:

     

    Here are some sites I want to visit that use Flash. Can you let me know if there is an app that will support them?

    http://www.theraa.com/media/

    http://music.cbc.ca/

     

    Puffin Web Browser; http://itunes.apple.com/app/puffin-web-browser/id406239138?alreadyRedirected=1&m t=8

    iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 5.1.1, | iTunes on Windows Vista | www.iPodtouchforum.tk
  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:33 PM (in response to Vvelveteen)

    I've tested both links for you for all the Flash-capable browsers.

     

    You'll want to check out the Flash players in strictly the following order (from best to worst):

     

    Photon: most recommended: stereo sound!

     

    iSwifter: mono, no problems

     

    Puffin: mono, minor problems

     

    Finally the non-working ones:

     

    SkyFire, as could easily be predicted, can't play back the audio tracks.

     

    Media2Go has turned out to be useless – as always in my previous tests. It does not support any kind of audio transfer; in this case, the theraa.com/media/ Flash widgets just don't exit the „Buffering” mode (and there's absolutely no audio with the music.cbc.ca player either).

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 2:34 PM (in response to HereIsTom)

    HereIsTom wrote:

     

    Vvelveteen wrote:

     

    Here are some sites I want to visit that use Flash. Can you let me know if there is an app that will support them?

    http://www.theraa.com/media/

    http://music.cbc.ca/

     

    Puffin Web Browser; http://itunes.apple.com/app/puffin-web-browser/id406239138?alreadyRedirected=1&m t=8

    I'd stay away from Puffin unless Vvelveteen doesn't need stereo audio and the hearable stutters / static noise doesn't annoy him (her?). In this case, it's only the third-best player.

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