Basic Flash support on iPhone - yes.

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  1. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    http://paulirish.com/work/gordon/demos/

    Someone wrote an Open Source Flash interpreter in JavaScript.

    Right now it only supports the SWF tags from v1 (so like 1995 era functionality) but its enough for animation.

    Check it out!
     
  2. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    I don't want to sound stupid but what does the tiger do?
     
  3. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the tiger seems curiously...er...static.
     
  4. hobbbz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's a vector, which is a major part of the SWF standard. If there were a way to zoom that image it would zoom forever.
     
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  6. hobbbz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In Flash, take a timeline animation, set its Flash Publish setting to Player 1 and viola!

    Worked right out the box for me.
    Granted there's a ton of stuff not doable in Flash Player 1, like fonts, sounds, interaction, etc. It still works!
     
  7. hobbbz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any Flash devs out there find any good / fun uses for this yet?
     
  8. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    Nice try by the author and for Gruber for mentioning it, but I'm interested in universal non-proprietary standards, not in hacks & pet projects. This crap (Flash) needs to come to an end.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Pretty much, I block flash on my Mac = almost no annoying animated ads.

    Reason why Apple pushes the open HTML5 while ignoring flash
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/09/19/why-apple-is-betting-on-html-5-a-web-history/
     
  10. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    It is time Flash went the way of Real Player.
     
  11. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    I just heard about his on the Today in IPhone podcast. Interesting!
     
  12. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    Do Not Want Flash ads on my phone. DO NOT WANT!
     
  13. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

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    I could care less about flash.

    Flash is like my personal email account I have had for 14 years. For every one useful or expected email I get, over 400 useless ones are generated that contains absolute junk or annoying ads :mad: . Most websites I use have some workaround for flash except a few news sites. BOO HOO. I miss reading a review I can read when I get home. If it means trouble pop-up free surfing when its crunch time during the day then I'm all for it.
     
  14. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

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    FLASH SUCKS! After buying my new umbp and seeing the thing turn into an egg cooker with the fans going full blast while watching flash videos on abc.com I can now see why people HATE FLASH so much... FLASH NEEDS TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Seriously. You'd think I was playing Crysis or something on my MacBook the way the fans spin when I'm using flash. Luckily ClickToFlash blocks flash and lets me load H.264 versions of most videos on YouTube.
     
  16. hobbbz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    People of Earth,

    Flash does not exist to offend you. It is a mere tool that when used by ill-intentioned people, has the ability to offend.

    HTML can do many things Flash can do now, but it cannot do complex animation. If you see the car demo from above you'll see what I mean.

    I'm not saying this is the solution to everything or anything, but that it allows more options for web experiences.

    ENDOFTRANSMISSION
     
  17. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    Would you rather pay for access to sites that are ad-supported?
     
  18. bitslap47 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  19. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You realize that ads exist that aren't flash-based, don't you?
     
  20. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You don't get it. Flash offends even when well-intentioned. It is a crutch for lazy web designers, allowing them to create showy pages which obscure content and are horrendous for people with accessibility needs. It's not what people do with Flash that offends, it's that they use Flash at all.
     
  21. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    Non-Flash ads are okay. The iPhone isn't capable of showing multiple Flash animations on a web page, though. And we'd end up with malware Flash ads infecting our phones because of security holes in Flash.
     
  22. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You realize that ads exist that aren't flash-based, don't you?
     
  23. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    You have no idea what you're talking about and no practical experience. You're just spouting what others have said around here in all these debates. This thread was started by someone wanting to share some information and it got hijacked by the anti-flash teabagger crowd.

    Let's see the latest thing you've developed in Flash, we'll see how lazy you were.
     
  24. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Now, if they can just get it so that online check-in works on the British Airways site, I will be soooooooo happy.

    And for all the anti-flash philosophers here, why can't Apple allow Safari to tell you when there's a Flash object and ask you if you want to allow it to execute? Like Firefox with NoScript. You can all say Cancel, some of us would say Allow. How would that hurt you?
     

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