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Discussion in 'iPad' started by LadyHoneyBabe, Sep 9, 2010.
Now Apple is allowing Flash?
No they are not.
What they are allowing is app development using 3rd party programming environments. Apps that are created with Flash, are not running Flash any more than exporting a JPEG exported from Flash is running Flash.
That is correct.
Flash CS5 is a development tool used to create Flash content. In order to create Flash content that we view on the web Flash CS5 publishes a SWF file which is like a compiled application. This then runs in the browser.
Flash CS5 can also publish a native ios app which has nothing to do with the the SWF publishing method for the web.
Think of how Keynote can also export a HTML version of a presentation. The presentation is made in Keynote and can play as a Keynote presentation or you can export as a HTML page. The HTML page is a 100% standard HTML page but yet it was quickly created in Keynote instead of creating it by hand. Pretty much the same concept.
Flash ios apps may not always run at 100% the same speed as Xcode based ios apps but they can be close depending on how complex the app is.
The question is.. Are Adobe going to keep supporting this tool now..
That is a very good question. The iPhone publisher developer forum for Adobe has a few of us talking about it but no official response from Adobe yet that I know of. I have a feeling Adobe is going to take a wait and see approach to find out exactly what this means. In the meantime however the feature is already in Flash CS5. Adobe even added an update a few months ago to support iPad publishing which is something it didn't do at launch. So as of now it works.
So, is there a chance we'd get to see that cool Wired Magazine app because of this change?
Are there any signs that Apple will run Flash fully? I have heard their argument and personally I am not convinced. For the momet Flash is here and they would have sold many more with it.
Here is Flash running on the most advanced Android phone. Currently only about 4.5% of Android phones are this good. How many more do you think they will sell just because of Flash?