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  • Flash on The iPhone. It's NOT coming. Well at least not from Adobe by themselves.


    So Adobe is backpedaling from their previous statement regarding the development of flash on the iPhone by Adobe. It now appears that Adobe will not be able to develop the iPhone flash themselves as they previously claimed. If flash is coming to the iPhone Adobe is going to need the help of Apple.

    If you remember a couple days ago Adobe announced that "We have evaluated (the software developer tools) and we think we can develop an iPhone Flash player ourselves."

    Turns out they spoke too soon. Adobe has come out with a follow up stating:

    “However, to bring the full capabilities of Flash to the iPhone Web-browsing experience, we do need to work with Apple beyond and above what is available through the SDK and the current license around it,” the company said.

    “We think Flash availability on the iPhone benefits Apple and Adobe’s millions of joint customers, so we want to work with Apple to bring these capabilities to the device.”

    Way to go Adobe. Look before you leap next time. Hopefully Apple works with you to bring flash to the iPhone, even though Steve says your current mobile flash isn't good enough.

    [via macworld]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Flash on The iPhone. It's NOT coming. Well at least not from Adobe by themselves. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 50 Comments
    1. IntenseMX's Avatar
      IntenseMX -
      boooo.
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      safari is great. why do you hate it?
    1. babikian's Avatar
      babikian -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      safari is great. why do you hate it?
      I think nobody here hates Safari,just that it was born Limbo,no download possibility,no java,no flash,no copy&paste..LOL what a joke
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Quote Originally Posted by babikian View Post
      I think nobody here hates Safari,just that it was born Limbo,no download possibility,no java,no flash,no copy&paste..LOL what a joke
      Well it does have some javascript, just nothing else lol. no copy and paste, grrrrrr....
    1. phoenixfire425's Avatar
      phoenixfire425 -
      Why cant someone just port over firefox? or some other type of browser or even make a browser for the ifone or touch. and then just build in Flash support?
      Is this something that is not possible?
    1. KeviN | NiveK's Avatar
      KeviN | NiveK -
      lmao speeking about safari.. it came out on windows a few days ago
      and you know what that means. its going to have to update Itunes soon.
      because people would want to put their bookmarks in itunes..
      yay
      lol..
      im using safari on windows right now
      its great.. i really want a mac.. i only have a windows and a vista.

      oh i forgot ...
      yea adobe let us down
      buts it inevitable that apple and adobe in the future will have to pair up and do the flash content update.. because sooner or later.. we will get pissed and cause a revolution =D lol..
      adobe just probably has to pay alot of money to apple to be partners..
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      .....
      seriously apple what the hell.
      Why didnt u announce this before the iphone was released publicly then we'll see how much market share you'd have.

      Pretty sure the basis of my purchase for this $600AUD piece of sexy machinery was the fact that you were expanding the iphone via software every so months.
      AND now this! your shitting on your customer's faces.
      And we still put up with this ****.
      **** this. Lets trash every Apple store in the world - until steve listens to US
    1. Core627's Avatar
      Core627 -
      hurray apple......so good.....*turns off sarcasm*
    1. reallynotnick's Avatar
      reallynotnick -
      Wow, am I the only one that is happy this bloated piece of garbage won't be on my phone? I don't need to dunk the teacher (or whatever) to win an iPhone... on my iPhone.

      Flash video sucks compared to H.264
      No need for flash games as we can have REAL games
      Would drain the battery like there is no tomorrow
      Interface is not really usable with just a touch screen for most apps
      Everything would have to be rewritten to run well on the iPhone flash, so developers might as well switch over to better more open standards

      I just don't get it, why the hell would I want Flash? We already have youtube!
      Someone, please try to sell me on this.
    1. ma5t3rw1tt's Avatar
      ma5t3rw1tt -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      It would be really funny if Adobe had to develope Flash using our Unnoffical SDK to develope it! Someone should make them aware of this possibility.
      ----
      That don't sound like a bad idea! I mean if Zodttd is able to make powerful emulators and all these other developers here are making pretty sweet things, I don't see why Adobe couldn't create Flash using the Un Official SDK that you where stating. I think we all need to email Adobe & ask them to possibly try this, or at least work with some skilled developers and possibly make this possible. I really like what you said
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by reallynotnick View Post
      Wow, am I the only one that is happy this bloated piece of garbage won't be on my phone? I don't need to dunk the teacher (or whatever) to win an iPhone... on my iPhone.

      Flash video sucks compared to H.264
      No need for flash games as we can have REAL games
      Would drain the battery like there is no tomorrow
      Interface is not really usable with just a touch screen for most apps
      Everything would have to be rewritten to run well on the iPhone flash, so developers might as well switch over to better more open standards

      I just don't get it, why the hell would I want Flash? We already have youtube!
      Someone, please try to sell me on this.
      If only more people were like you. Flash really doesn't belong on the iPhone for the reasons you mentioned and more. There really is nothing flash can do that can't be done or worked around with. Most importantly, on a phone with an already questionable battery life, adding another service like flash would only make the battery die even faster.

      I wouldn't be against a stand-alone flash player, like the one youtube has. Someone else on another forum I visited commented on all these "restrictions" and I have to say I agree with him: they are restrictions in the sense that they're forcing a developer to think of the iPhone for what it really is, a mobile phone. It is not a small computer with unlimited battery life. It really makes them think "well if I want to do this, how can make it within these standards". It's pretty damn smart.

      I'm not against flash for the phone, but porting flash as it is right now (especially on Mac OS) is a terrible idea.
    1. JoeyDee's Avatar
      JoeyDee -
      I think if flash was on the iPhone it would heighten the user experience, i konw this sounds stupid, but it would totally more interactive!

      -joey
    1. iFilipino's Avatar
      iFilipino -
      That sucks. :/
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      Hulu! Veoh! I want you!
    1. elildo's Avatar
      elildo -
      Hulu.com is a good enough reason for me
    1. STRUMMER's Avatar
      STRUMMER -
      bad news!!!
    1. sean637's Avatar
      sean637 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      If only more people were like you. Flash really doesn't belong on the iPhone for the reasons you mentioned and more. There really is nothing flash can do that can't be done or worked around with. Most importantly, on a phone with an already questionable battery life, adding another service like flash would only make the battery die even faster.

      I wouldn't be against a stand-alone flash player, like the one youtube has. Someone else on another forum I visited commented on all these "restrictions" and I have to say I agree with him: they are restrictions in the sense that they're forcing a developer to think of the iPhone for what it really is, a mobile phone. It is not a small computer with unlimited battery life. It really makes them think "well if I want to do this, how can make it within these standards". It's pretty damn smart.

      I'm not against flash for the phone, but porting flash as it is right now (especially on Mac OS) is a terrible idea.
      how bout porn sites with flash? would luv that!
    1. ryan christopher's Avatar
      ryan christopher -
      oh well

      maybe one day
    1. Eiswritsat's Avatar
      Eiswritsat -
      damn i hope apple gets on the grind
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by sean637 View Post
      how bout porn sites with flash? would luv that!
      tinytube.net!