Best browser with Flash?

DPM410

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Is there a way (or with a browser) that I can play flash games on my iPad 1? i just bought a physical keyboard for it, and itd be nice if i can play some flash games with it
 

gpsouza

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Is there a way (or with a browser) that I can play flash games on my iPad 1? i just bought a physical keyboard for it, and itd be nice if i can play some flash games with it
I don't know for sure, but try Puffin
 

MacDawg

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Some browsers, like Skyfire, will allow some Flash content
But I am not aware of any that will allow you to play Flash games
There may be... I am just not aware of any

You may have more options if you jailbreak
 

Mac.World

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The best Flash browser is Photon, but even that is not going to be good enough to do what you want. It can do it, but it will frustrate you.

If this is something you need to do, then you either need an Android tablet that works well with Flash or use a laptop.
 

davedvdy

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After downloading Puffin, I prefer it now and its only 99 cents! Not sure about video playback just yet but sites have much better image quality for flash and less page lag than Photon (while in Flash mode). Photon reminds me of a photo taken of an ad online while in flash mode. Resolution from server is not as good as Puffin or iSwifter.

Edit: video and audio out of sync at least in the videos I tried to load. Maybe iSwifter would be better.

I agree with mac.world overall for use of flash sites...best used on an Android tablet or laptop, and I would lean more towards a laptop.
 
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Mac.World

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After downloading Puffin, I prefer it now and its only 99 cents! Not sure about video playback just yet but sites have much better image quality for flash and less page lag than Photon (while in Flash mode). Photon reminds me of a photo taken of an ad online while in flash mode. Resolution from server is not as good as Puffin or iSwifter.
It requires you to manually adjust the bandwidth for perfect clarity. That was your issue. There are 5 button settings to choose from.

Regardless, Flash on the ipad is not optimal by any means. It's one reason I am glad I have my Touchpad.
 

davedvdy

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It requires you to manually adjust the bandwidth for perfect clarity. That was your issue. There are 5 button settings to choose from.

Regardless, Flash on the ipad is not optimal by any means. It's one reason I am glad I have my Touchpad.
I wish that did fix it, but Regardless of what bandwidth I try, Ive gotten the same image and site quality. Take the site from the Burj Khalifa for example. It loads exactly the same image under all settings.

I do agree with your assertions about using android or laptops for optimized flash experiences.
 

DPM410

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thanks il give those a look. its nothing i absolute need, it would just be icing on the cake with my new ipad. just curious of whats out there. thanks!
 

FloatingBones

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thanks il give those a look. its nothing i absolute need, it would just be icing on the cake with my new ipad. just curious of whats out there. thanks!
Also notes that Flash games are starting to show up in the App Store. The Flash game Machinarium has been quite popular for iPad 2 users. It was the #1 iPad game for a bit last summer.

I'm somewhat surprised more Flash devs haven't taken advantage of Adobe's new packaging technology. It's seemingly an easy way for developers to give new life to their aging Flash web apps. Some percentage of iPhone/iPad/Android users would be willing to pay $0.99 to have offline access to their favorite legacy Flash apps.

Packaging Flash apps for the app stores eliminates all of the latency problems posters here have noted with Puffin and other indirect Flash apps running on iOS devices.