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06-11-2010, 06:28 PM #1
Flash In A Pinch : Artefact Brings Flash To Your iPad
Getting Flash On the iPad With a Different Approach
Hulu on the iPad
A couple weeks ago Paul wrote an article discussing Smokescreen, a plugin that brought Flash to the iPhone. The Smokescreen app reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG.
Flash In a Pinch, brought to you by Artefact, takes a different approach at brewing up flash for your iPad.
Boiled down, this is a web-based thin client and, since it offloads the rendering to a back-end capable of running any plugin, we’re also able to render Silverlight, Unity3D and other plugins. I gotta say: it’s a bit of a trip to see Silverlight (such as the Artefact Animator) on an iPad.
On the downside, this requires more CPU time on the server and it’s not as fast as running Flash directly would be. Also, this only delivers images, currently. We’re working on a version that speeds up delivery by using the h.264 codec to deliver images and sound.
Via Engadget and Artefact
06-11-2010, 06:33 PM #2
So we have flash!?My Devices:
iPod Touch 4g 4.1 - Jailbroken
iPad 4.2.1 - Jailbroken
06-11-2010, 06:58 PM #3
So this is basically Cloudbrowse for iPad?
I've actually found that app surprisingly usable for watching basic Flash animations on Newgrounds.
06-11-2010, 07:46 PM #4
Great to see the beginnings of such a beautiful experience! Keep up the good work!!!
06-11-2010, 07:56 PM #5
will it be coming out for iPhone?Name? whereswaldo
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06-11-2010, 08:18 PM #6
They should take this same approach on a jailbroken device, but use the ipad its self as the server...
06-11-2010, 08:24 PM #7
But doesn't ten server need to know how to read flash which is the reason that the app is cloud based...so the ipad as a server wouldn't work which is why they does it likes so son lol enough urban talk for me
06-11-2010, 09:12 PM #8
How does this work if it doesn't require a jailbreak or application?
How are users going to get this on their ipads and iPhones?
06-11-2010, 09:34 PM #9
It needs to be native, no servers in between. Grrrr
06-11-2010, 09:42 PM #10
Work in progress, love it! Crank up the wifi N, wheres that fiber optic dock for the iPhone? iPhone 4 with Wifi N. Counting the days Guess it will have to do Sometime in the future we will see Flash on iSuff. Wait a minute, I get Flash with the Cloud Flash thing. Well its a start.
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06-11-2010, 10:09 PM #11
so do we have this, whats the website? or are they being dumb and not realeasing something that clearly works?
06-11-2010, 10:14 PM #12The only ones being dumb
The.only dumb ones here are people who didn't read the article about how this is currently at concept level.
06-11-2010, 10:21 PM #13
If i read this properly I think the best route would be the dev to allow the end user to run their own server at home as well loading the page on the server and stream it locallyNeed Assistance? Read Here Tutorial On How to Know Everything
06-11-2010, 11:55 PM #14
This is a step in the right direction. I do not use flash, but for some reason there seems to be a need for it.
06-12-2010, 12:40 AM #15
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06-12-2010, 06:04 AM #16
wow that is sweet cannot wait until the coding changes are made to make it better!
now all i need is an iPad lol..
06-12-2010, 07:15 AM #17
06-12-2010, 08:08 AM #18
the framerate is still really poor. these kind of things are good for audio, but video is still pretty laggy. shame
06-12-2010, 08:30 AM #19
That will suck your battery.. Personally, i dont like it
06-12-2010, 08:48 AM #20
Farmville will have it's own app soon. Remember the keynote? :P