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  • Apple's Stand Against Flash: New HTML5 Demos & Showcase

    HTML5 has brought an incredible amount of new innovative possibilities to browsing the web, and as it continues its growth, proves to be a solid competitor up against browser plugins such as Flash. You should know by now that Steve Jobs has stated his love for HTML5 numerous times, and claims it is the new standard for the future of the internet. While many of us were hoping that all of this pressure might force Jobs to re-think the exclusion of Flash, but it's quite clear that this will never happen.

    Apple has just published a new portal specific to showing off the abilities of HTML5. If you check out the HTML5 Showcase on Apple.com, it explains that every Apple device supports HTML5 web standards, and that these standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient. It's quite clear to see that HTML5 offers a plethora of possibilities for plugin-less browsing. There are 7 sections highlighted, these being, Video, Typography, Gallery, Transitions, Audio, 360, and VR.

    Not only will you find demos set up, but there are various resources on learning to develop with HTML, iDevice Apps that support HTML5, and of course a link to Steve Job's thoughts on Flash. Go figure.

    It's pretty obvious that Apple is really going to stick with their guns and smother Adobe's Flash plugin into the ground.

    What do you think?

    Source: Apple

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Stand Against Flash: New HTML5 Demos & Showcase started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      This is impressive!
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Doesn't work completely on my 3GS. Oops. **** jobs.
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ripped53 View Post
      wouldnt run on my iPad...kinda disappointing. I'm assuming site load, or crappy AT&T network and slow data transfer could be to blame...
      Yea, try later on wifi, I used my iPhone 3GS to check it out, and it works remarkably well.

      Once again, shows Apple takes some time to get some features others have had, but they do it with the best efficiency than their competitors. People need to see that efficiency is the future.

      I don't know about you, but if I'm going to pay for a computer, phone, tablet, I'm going to want it to work well, and to the best of it's ability. I don't want something that will get a virus, lag, glitch, or even have to worry about getting an anti-virus software.

      So finally I say congratulations to Apple in choosing HTML5 to run on their iDevices and other products, I'm sure it was the best decision for that type of material to run on their products.

      Quote Originally Posted by ewa8949 View Post
      So much choices are to download a flash plugin to do this type of stuff or download an entirely new web browser?

      Thanks Apple.

      I can't tell if this is a real 'Thank you' or sarcasm but to clarify Apple has removed the need to download the plenty of plugins that could be required to run types of media on the web, to one single web browser that can does not need all of the plugins you would without HTML5. Just Apple making ways of viewing things more efficient.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ethanolic View Post
      Wow, it is pretty impressive, but I just hate the fact that I have to use safari to view this instead of firefox..
      Chill out, the fox is just slow to catch up, and like Steve has stated, he see's HTLM5 as the future.
      If HTML5 continues to be used, from what I saw in the demo's we should see and hear more about it's involvement, because I really doubt someone could really tell much difference.

      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Doesn't work completely on my 3GS. Oops. **** jobs.
      Then somethings wrong with your 3GS.

      Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGerber View Post
      Will not load on my Windows machine - now there's a shock...
      Not too much of a shock, Windows is the old, the toy you stop playing with when you finally discover that bigger better toy, Macintosh.

      Quote Originally Posted by UiK View Post
      I think HTML5 is great, but so is Flash. Apple not allowing it on their iDevices is just childish. Our way or the highway. Seriously get over it. Not everyone wants to code with HTML5
      It's what you deal with when you buy a product, you want flash? buy something that supports it.

      Say you buy a V6 car, and expect it to run like a V8, with the power and ability it has. You can't force the V6 car to act as a V8. So you find ways to modify the V6 to run equal or better level with alternative ways, instead of wastefully and recklessly flooring the gas pedal.
    1. mudrock1000's Avatar
      mudrock1000 -
      I really do not want everyone to start going to HTML5.
      Comapred to Flash, it sucks. We all know it does, so we should stop sugar coating it. If apple doesn't calm down, then sooner or later the iPhone is going to loose a lot of sales.

      We would probably all have iphones, iPads and iMacs and whatever else had an i in it. Macs would also be cheaper then PC's probably dont ya know

      Anyways Apple has so many chances to become a juggernaut and beat out Google and Microsoft, but it's like Steve Jobs doesn't pay attention.

      There is definitely no we in "I"phone thats for sure.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -

      Doesn't look so "standard" to me.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      I think that they ask for you to install Safari because they know for a fact it works 100% with Safari. Other browsers may not have full support for some of the things they are showcasing yet which will lead people to think that HTML5 is crap and doesn't work. So they are just covering the issue of knowing that the showcasing of what HTML5 "can" do will work properly.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by cerote View Post
      I think that they ask for you to install Safari because they know for a fact it works 100% with Safari. Other browsers may not have full support for some of the things they are showcasing yet.
      So what if they "100% know" that it works in Safari? It's a STANDARD. Standard means standard. That Safari message was the single most hypocritical, disgusting thing I have ever witnessed from Apple. Pathetic. All this talk about "don't need special plugins," etc. etc. "BUT YOU NEED OUR BROWSER FOR IT TO WORK." Talk about having one hell of an ego.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      That is the thing though HTML5 is not a standard yet. It still has not made it to a final agreement to become a full on standard. It is close but there are a couple tiny things that needs to be figured out. I beleive one of the things is that Microsoft doesn't agree on the video codec and a few others don't either. So that is one of the few things left from becoming a standard.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Not a standard yet? So Apple is pushing and full-on supporting a technology that isn't complete?

      Reminds me of a tweet from a certain popular iPhone developer the other day...
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      True, but I think Google is behind that wheel too. Microsoft is sort of being pulled by them and partially agrees on some things with them both.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Of course Steve wants to tout it as the thing of the future, apple owns the rights to the video format for it and are eager to get their window of royalty free usage over with so they can replace adobe across the web.
    1. 01grander's Avatar
      01grander -
      I'm really tired of Steve Jobs....seriously tired of him