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Its seems the folks at Apple finally found that chill pill we had all hoped the company's executives would take at some point regarding Cupertino's strict, unrelenting, and, until now,...
09-09-2010, 10:31 AM #1
Apple Finally Gives into Flash... Kinda... a Little
Its seems the folks at Apple finally found that chill pill we had all hoped the company's executives would take at some point regarding Cupertino's strict, unrelenting, and, until now, less than malleable rules regarding Flash for iPhone, iPod, and iPad applications.
On Thursday, however, Apple took a step back in hopes of quieting down the masses who claim that Apple's harsh restrictions for developers are "anti-competitive." In a nutshell, Apple said today that it will allow for scenarios in which Adobe’s Flash video software will work on Apple’s products.
In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.
To read the full post from Apple, click here.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 09-09-2010 at 10:35 AM.
09-09-2010, 10:34 AM #2
09-09-2010, 10:36 AM #3
And with flash I can...?
YouTube is the only
Thing I need.
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09-09-2010, 10:52 AM #4
You don't even need it for YouTube anymore because they are starting to support the HTML5 embedded video tag using H.264. Personally, I was always fine with the fact that flash wasn't allowed, especially considering how bloated it really is. Resource whores ftl.
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09-09-2010, 10:57 AM #5
Yay Flash!! Now I can watch videos.. wait.. i could do that before and most other content worth watching is transcoded to HTML 5 or has an app for that. Now I can play Flash games... oh wait.. those suck. What is the benefit of this?
09-09-2010, 11:00 AM #6
Hooray maybe we can use Hulu free now! Thats the only thing I use flash for since Facebook and YouTube made the jump to iPhone support.
09-09-2010, 11:06 AM #7
I think this is a hint that apple accepted skyfire.
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09-09-2010, 11:17 AM #8
09-09-2010, 11:23 AM #9
This has absolutely nothing to do with with the Flash web content. It is referring to the Flash IPA packager which was introduced with CS5 then quickly shut down by Apple. This news will allow Flash/Flex developers to publish apps build with Flash as long as they do not run arbitrary code within themselves.
Very poor written article. Not very clear to the average reader.The beatings will continue until morale improves.
09-09-2010, 11:35 AM #10
"Apple has changed its stance on third party developer tools for iOS apps"
they're not talking at all about Flash on the iPhone. Only about third party developer tools. They just reversed a decision they made earlier to go back to the way things were.this is likely just a response to the FTC investigating Apple and Apple wanting it to go away. They're not doing this for "openness" or out of the good of their hearts.
09-09-2010, 11:37 AM #11
Good job on finding some news that eases flash for support. I think apple is letting that (small) portion viable to their products/updates isn't a good idea. I have flash my other Droid from Verizon and it crashes few times. I'd rather use support of html5.
09-09-2010, 11:41 AM #12
And why are you so completely and utterly against this? All of your "flash on iOS" posts are basically calling people idiots for wanting this. Forget the fact that it's flash and simply recognize that Apple has been pressured to lift (even if just a little bit) it's Nazi grip on the platform by us, the people, and the government! All I can say is "more please" regardless of whether or not I will make use of this new change. We don't need Apple playing "netnanny" and telling us what is and isn't good for us...
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09-09-2010, 11:45 AM #13
09-09-2010, 11:49 AM #14
I just want to watch videos without cloudbrowse..lol..that **** sucks..
09-09-2010, 11:51 AM #15
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09-09-2010, 11:52 AM #16
This is more political than it is about necessity. HTML5 is what Apple products should have - period. Trash, uh.. flash is indeed loaded with bugs and my preference is to keep away from it, but, with regulators, lawsuits and the ma$$e$ crying out, money wins out.
09-09-2010, 12:00 PM #17
09-09-2010, 12:20 PM #18
What is the deal with Apple. I want flash. Who give a **** about battery life?
09-09-2010, 12:43 PM #19
Apple -1, Developers +1
09-09-2010, 01:12 PM #20
iPhone 4 to Android directly back to iPhone 4. I learned my lesson and will never leave iOS again.
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